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Portage County, Ohio Facts

Facts
State Ohio
Land area 487.4 square miles
Population Density 331.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 163,862
Population change 1.5%
Under 5 years of age 4.5%
Under 18 19.3%
65 and over 14%
Females 51.2%
White 91.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.5
Asian 1.7%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 4.5%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 25.1%
Veterans 12,212
Households and Housing
Households 60,992
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.9%
Median household income $52,697
The per capita income $25,332
Live below the poverty line. 16.1%
housing units 67,717
Multi-unit structures 21%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $150,300
Residents owning their homes. 68.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 12,671
Women-owned firms 22.5%
Asian-owned firms 1.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 1.1%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,657,377
Retail sales per capita $10,630
Manufacturers shipments $2,969,628
Merchant wholesaler sales $1,875,503