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Welcome to Portage ...
The city of Portage is located in Porter County<1>.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Portage has a population of 37,023 people<2> (see below for details).
Portage is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Portage lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Portage (for example, toward New Carlisle), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The area code for Portage: (219)
The ZIP code for Portage: 46368<4>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Portage.
Websites for Portage ...
Official Website: www.ci.portage.in.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portage had an population of 37,023 people. This is an increase of 0.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.53% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Portage had a population of 36,828 people (or 22.41% of the total population of Porter County). This makes Portage the county's most populous community.
The population of Portage represents 0.57% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 36,828 people, the population of Portage increased 9.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 33,496 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Portage.
Communities Also Named Portage ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Indiana communities named Portage: This one is located in Porter County and the other is located in Hamilton County.
Beyond Indiana, there are 22 communities that are also named Portage - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portage.
Communities near Portage ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portage.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portage.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portage. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portage.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portage. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portage.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portage ...
Looking for more information about Portage? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Portage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portage.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Portage: www.ci.portage.in.us/
The official website for Porter County: www.porterco.org/
The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 May 2023