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People

Total Population 2,561
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,131
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,500
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $475
Median House Value $72,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 18%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Portage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 69 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Metro Area Johnstown
Standard Zip Codes 15946
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.388
Longitude -78.672

Portage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EBENSBURG SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station PRINCE GALLITZIN ST PK
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station KEGG
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 59 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Portage, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Puritan (15946)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cassandra 155 $51,250
Ehrenfeld 211 $55,000
Lilly 802 $47,639

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Portage Public Libraries

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Portage Public Library
704 MAIN STREET
Portage, Pennsylvania
(814) 736-4340
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Portage High Schools

PORTAGE AREA HS
814-736-9636
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 418 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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