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Portage County, Wisconsin Facts

Facts
State Wisconsin
Land area 800.7 square miles
Population Density 87.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 70,380
Population change 0.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 19.9%
65 and over 14.2%
Females 49.8%
White 94.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.9
Asian 2.8%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 0.7%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 92%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 27.5%
Veterans 4,757
Households and Housing
Households 27,975
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 81.2%
Median household income $50,996
The per capita income $24,972
Live below the poverty line. 13.7%
housing units 30,194
Multi-unit structures 23%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $145,600
Residents owning their homes. 68.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,022
Women-owned firms 25.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 2%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $937,882
Retail sales per capita $13,685
Manufacturers shipments $1,449,500
Merchant wholesaler sales $0