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Welcome to Portage Lake ...

Portage Lake is located in Aroostook County<1>.

The location of Portage Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Portage Lake: Portage Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portage Lake has a population of 372 people<3> (see below for details).

Portage Lake is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Portage Lake lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Portage Lake (for example, toward Aroostook (NB)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

The telephone area code for Portage Lake: (207)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portage Lake had an population of 372 people. This is a decrease of 4.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portage Lake had a population of 391 people. This makes Portage Lake the county's 38th most populous community.

The population of Portage Lake represents 0.03% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 389th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 391 people, the population of Portage Lake has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 390 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Portage Lake.

Communities Also Named Portage Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Portage Lake - they are located in Michigan and Minnesota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portage Lake.

Communities near Portage Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portage Lake.

  • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
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    • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Portage Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<6>
  • Washburn [Aroostook County]
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    • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Portage Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<6>
  • Ashland [Aroostook County]
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    • Ashland [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Portage Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
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    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Portage Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chapman [Aroostook County]
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      • Chapman [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Portage Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
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    • Castle Hill [Aroostook County]
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      • Castle Hill [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Portage Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
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      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Portage Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<6>
    • Wade [Aroostook County]
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      • Wade [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Portage Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
    • Winterville Plantation [Aroostook County]
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      • Winterville Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Portage Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Garfield Plantation [Aroostook County]
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      • Garfield Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Portage Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield Plantation

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 Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portage Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portage Lake. 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 Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portage Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Portage Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portage Lake ...

Looking for more information about Portage Lake? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Portage Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Portage Lake.

Mentions & References for Portage Lake

Communities in Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portage Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portage Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portage Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portage Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portage Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Portage LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portage Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7878, Longitude: -68.4939       In this case, the coordinates for Portage Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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