Portage County, OH Demographics

The total population of Portage County is estimated to be 161,217 with 79,722 males (49.45%) and 81,495 females (50.55%). There are 1,773 more females than males in Portage County.
The median household income in Portage County was $69,355 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,950(2.89%) from $67,405 in 2020. This income is 92.96% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Portage County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $96,858. Overall, the median household income for the county of Portage County stands at $72,964.
In Portage County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $48,792 for males and $25,946 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $65,043 for males and $47,264 for females.
In Portage County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $79,461, followed by Some Other Race households at $76,765, and Two or More Races households with a median household income of $59,243.
In 2022, the population of Portage County was 161,745, a 1.74% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Portage County's population was 158,978, a decline of 1.76% compared to a population of 161,833 in 2020.
The median age in Portage County, OH is 38.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 15.17% were under the age of 15, 25.37% aged 15 to 29, 42.79% aged 30 to 64, 14.97% aged 65 to 84, and 1.70% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Portage County population: 89.13% are White, 4.35% are Black or African American, 0.09% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.84% are Asian, 0.05% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.50% are some other race and 4.05% are multiracial.