Portage, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Portage, Utah - Basic Facts

The Town of Portage had a population of 269 as of July 1, 2016. Portage ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Portage is located at latitude 41.9771 and longitude -112.2424 in Box Elder County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Portage (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Box Elder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,367 feet.

The Town of Portage (GNIS ID: 2412497) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Portage is located within Howell-Snowville Division of Box Elder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Portage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Portage, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 269
Population in Households 269
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $178,000
Average Home Value $230,000


Median Household Income $60,404
Average Household Income $91,691
Per Capita Income $28,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.51%
Households 1.68% 1.49%
Families 2.75% 1.51%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Portage, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portage to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 271 17th
Population Density1 # 252 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 259 21st
Median Household Income # 129 61st
Per Capita Income # 63 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Utah Census Data Comparison Tool.