Portage County is located in Central Wisconsin. The County Seat is Stevens Point and the largest city is Stevens Point. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.portage.wi.us. The 2014 population estimate is 70,482 and the 2010 census population was 70,019. The land area is 800.68 square miles and there are 87.4 persons per square mile.
94.7% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 92.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $145,600, there are 27,975 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,972, the median household income is $50,996, and 13.7% of the persons in Portage County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,022. Retail sales (in $1000) were $937,882, and sales per capita were $13,685. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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