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Time Zone: Portage County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Stevens Point is the Seat for Portage County.

Portage County was founded in 1836.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Portage had a population of 69,176 people. This is an increase of 2.97% since the last Census (which gave a population of 67,182 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Portage represented 1.25% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201070,019+4.22%+1.22% since 2009
200969,176+2.97%+0.29% since 2008
200868,977+2.67%+0.65% since 2007
200067,182The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Stevens Point   25,21824,5512.72% increase  
Plover   12,25310,52016.47% increase  
Hull   5,3665,4932.31% decrease  
Stockton   3,0972,8966.94% increase  
Grant   2,1142,0204.65% increase  

Websites for Portage County

Official Website:   www.co.portage.wi.us/

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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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