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

The community of Ravenna is the Seat for Portage County.

Portage County was founded June 17, 1807 and was created by taking area from TrumbullCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Portage had a population of 157,530 people. This is an increase of 3.6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 152,061 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Portage represented 1.34% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010161,419+6.15%+2.47% since 2009
2009157,530+3.6%+0.57% since 2008
2008156,639+3.01%+0.46% since 2007
2007155,916+2.54% 
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2000152,061The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Portage County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Portage County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Kent   27,91527,906  
Streetsboro   14,71312,31119.51% increase  
Aurora   14,64513,5568.03% increase  
Ravenna   11,44211,7712.8% decrease  
Windham   2,7312,8062.67% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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