Portage County (Ohio)

Portage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Ravenna.


The County is located in northeastern Ohio and has an area of ​​1313 square kilometers, of which 38 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Geauga County, Trumbull County, Mahoning County, Stark County, Summit County and Cuyahoga County.


Portage County was formed on February 10, 1807 from parts of Trumbull County. It was named after a distance between the Cuyahoga River and the Tuscarawas River, along which boats or canoes had to be worn.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Portage County 152 061 people in 56,449 households and 39,175 families. The population density was 119 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.40 percent White, 3.18 percent African American, 0.18 percent Native American, 0.82 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.22 percent from other races groups; 1.19 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.72 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 56,449 households out of which 32.3 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 55.6 percent were married couples living together, 10.1 percent were single mothers, 30.6 percent were non-families, 23.3 percent of all households and 7.4 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.7 percent population under 18 years, 14.3 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.6 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.3 percent between 45 and 64 years and 11.0 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 44,347, and the median income for a family was $ 52,820. Males have a median income of $ 37,434, women $ 26,232. The per capita income was $ 20,428. 5.9 percent of families and 9.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 9.9 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 5.7 percent of those 65 years.