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Living In Portage, WI

A small city in Wisconsin, Portage has a population of slightly more than 10,000. With an average age of just under 39, the city's population skews younger than most cities in Wisconsin. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 44% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $732/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Portage will save around $1,700 compared to the state average.

Portage has an average commute time of about 25 minutes. Many residents (46%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (5%), Portage has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Portage residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 26% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Portage workers take home an average annual income of around $59,000, less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Portage is $558

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