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Welcome to Portage ...

Portage is located in Cambria County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portage has a population of 2,383 people<2> (see below for details).

Portage is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Portage: (814)

The ZIP code for Portage: 15946<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portage had an population of 2,383 people. This is a decrease of 9.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portage had a population of 2,638 people. This makes Portage the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Portage represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 354th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,638 people, the population of Portage decreased 7.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,837 people).

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

Communities Also Named Portage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Portage - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, 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.

  • Altoona [Blair County]
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    • Altoona [Blair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,364 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<6>
  • Johnstown [Cambria County]
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    • Johnstown [Cambria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<6>
  • Hollidaysburg [Blair County]
  • Westmont [Cambria County]
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    • Westmont [Cambria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,685 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Windber [Somerset County]
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      • Windber [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,816 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windber<6>
    • Northern Cambria [Cambria County]
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      • Northern Cambria [Cambria County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northern Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ebensburg [Cambria County]
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      • Ebensburg [Cambria County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,054 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ebensburg<6>
    • Barnesboro [Cambria County]
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      • Barnesboro [Cambria County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nanty Glo [Cambria County]
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      • Nanty Glo [Cambria County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanty Glo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanty Glo<6>
    • Roaring Spring [Blair County]
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      • Roaring Spring [Blair County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Spring<6>

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.

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About Cambria County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portage.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Portage). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portage or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portage) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portage. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Portage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3875, Longitude: -78.6728    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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