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Living In Portage, MI

Portage, Michigan is a town with just over 48,000 residents. The city's residents, with an average age of just under 39, skew younger than most cities in Michigan. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 68% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $834 a month is roughly equal to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Portage residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 47% of commuters, while public transit is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Portage. The four most common are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $74,000, Portage workers earn more than the average Michigan resident. The city's average income, however, is fairly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Portage has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 18% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Portage

What is the average rent in Portage?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Portage is $897 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,168 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,344 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Portage?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Portage is $1,168

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