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Welcome to Portage ...

The city of Portage is located in Columbia County<1> and is the County Seat for Columbia County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portage has a population of 10,399 people<3> (see below for details).

Portage is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Portage ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portage had an population of 10,399 people. This is an increase of 0.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portage had a population of 10,324 people (which is 18.17% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Portage the county's most populous community.

The population of Portage represents 0.18% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,324 people, the population of Portage increased 6.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,728 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, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Utah and Washington (2).

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.

  • Baraboo [Sauk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baraboo
    • Baraboo [Sauk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baraboo
  • Lodi [Columbia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
    • Lodi [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
  • Lodi [Columbia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
    • Lodi [Columbia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,092 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
  • Wisconsin Dells [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisconsin Dells
    • Wisconsin Dells [Columbia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Portage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisconsin Dells
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Delton [Sauk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Delton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Delton
      • Lake Delton [Sauk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Delton
    • Poynette [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poynette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poynette
      • Poynette [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poynette
    • Delton [Sauk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delton
      • Delton [Sauk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delton
    • Dekorra [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dekorra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dekorra
      • Dekorra [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dekorra
    • Pardeeville [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardeeville
      • Pardeeville [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardeeville
    • West Point [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Portage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point

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 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portage.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Portage: www.ci.portage.wi.us/

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Columbia, 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portage - 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 obstructions 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 for your convenience: 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: 43.5480, Longitude: -89.4660       In this case, the coordinates for Portage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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