Portage is a small midwestern city located in the northwestern portion of Indiana right on the border of Michigan. It grew into a sizeable industrial supercenter during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, but like many other Rust Belt cities, the steel industry gradually faded during the deindustrialization era.
However, unlike many other cities in Indiana (such as Gary for instance), Portage never really saw a major population decline. This was due largely in fact to the formation of a local organization C.O.I.L- The Community Organization on Industrial Location. This small organization had a massive impact on the health of Portage’s economy by helping to diversify the industrial scene, ensuring that there were enough jobs and opportunities for everybody.
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Portage is best described as a middle-income community. Most of the economy is industrial and there is a strong and skilled labor force here. Located just across the lake is downtown Chicago, and its skyline can be seen on clear days. It’s just a 45-minute drive northwest. As Portage sits directly on Lake Michigan, this is a common spot for locals to hangout- especially in the warmer summer months.
Based on the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently 36,988 occupants in Portage. Here’s the latest racial demographic results:
- 9.1% Black/African American
- 83.5% White
- 19.0% Hispanic/Latino
- 1.7% Asian
The median income for Portage residents is just over $54,200 annually, and the percentage of the population at or below the poverty line is 16.9%
- Portage is one of the few Rust Belt cities that did not see a major population decline during the deindustrialization era.
- Ancient “Mound Builders” left a large hill that’s still in Portage. This hill is often referred to as “McCool Mound.”
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