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People

Total Population 429
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 29.6%
Employed Population 16+ 155
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 63.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,417
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 12.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $124,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 0%
English 18.9%
Irish 19.6%

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

Portage Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 231 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 330 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04768
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.78
Longitude -68.54

Portage Lake 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 SQUA PAN DAM
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 20 F
Apr Temp 25 to 47 F
Jul Temp 51 to 78 F
Oct Temp 31 to 52 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station CARIBOU MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 51 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station FORT KENT
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 19 F
Apr Temp 26 to 46 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Portage (04768)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 606 $42,188
Castle Hill 366 $51,250
Eagle Lake 530 $41,500
Mapleton 763 $48,194
Perham 401 $57,321
Washburn 948 $51,111

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

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