Portage, Wisconsin

Portage: Fourth-class city in Columbia County, Wisconsin


Portage is a city located in the county of Columbia in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,324 and a population density of 412 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 10,381 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1853.

Portage locator map
Location of Portage on Wisconsin map.

Quick Facts about Portage

Population : 10,381 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
County : Columbia County
Different from : Portage County
Postal code : 53901
Area : 25.04 km2
Altitude : 794 feet / 242 meters
Capital city : Portage is capital of Columbia County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:43:59 (19th July 2024)
Density : 415 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.55% (2010-2020)
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Portage is located at 43°32'21"N 89°27'45"W (43.5391500, -89.4626200).

Portage map


The population of Portage increased by 0.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,324 - census
2011 10,260 -0.62% estimation process
2012 10,227 -0.32% estimation process
2013 10,171 -0.55% estimation process
2014 10,182 0.11% estimation process
2015 10,372 1.83% estimation process
2016 10,353 -0.18% estimation process
2017 10,481 1.22% estimation process
2018 10,439 -0.4% estimation process
2019 10,399 -0.38% estimation process
2020 10,381 -0.17% estimation process

Portage zip code is 53901. County name: Columbia, County fips: 55021

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People born in Portage (26)

People born in Portage, including author and playwright Zona Gale, historian Frederick Jackson Turner, politician Russell W. Peterson, .


Schools in Portage

College & universities near Portage, WI

Code Name City ZIP
475413 Panache Academy of Beauty Baraboo (WI) 53913-2596

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Portage, WI

Code Name Address Type
POG Portage 400 West Oneida Street RAIL
WDL Wisconsin Dells Superior and La Crosse Sts. RAIL
WSF Westfield, WI 244 North Pioneer Park Road BUS
CBS Columbus 359 North Ludington Street RAIL
MSN Madison, Wisconsin 800 Langdon St. BUS

Post offices near Portage

Post Office Name City ZIP
Portag Post Office Portage (WI) 53901

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Portage , Indiana The second most populous city in Porter County, Indiana. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana. Portage is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk and the Portage Historical Society. with a population of 90,543 people.
  • Portage , Pennsylvania home rule municipality in Cambria County, Pennsylvania with a population of 2,351 people.
  • Portage , Michigan city in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States of America with a population of 971 people.
  • Portage , Ohio village in Wood County, Ohio with a population of 490 people.
  • Portage , Utah town in Box Elder County, Utah, United States with a population of 274 people.

Other cities in Columbia County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Columbia County , WI. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lake Wisconsin 4,189 Census designated place in Columbia and Sauk counties in Wisconsin, United States
Lodi 3,322 City in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Poynette 2,508 Village in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Dekorra 2,347 Human settlement in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Pardeeville 2,053 Village in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Fall River 1,757 Village in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Wyocena 1,688 Town in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Lewiston 1,244 Town in Wisconsin, USA
Marcellon 1,115 Civil town in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Rio 1,047 Village in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Lowville 1,030 Civil town in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Arlington 822 Village in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States
Leeds 781 Town in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States
Cambria 748 Village in Columbia County, Wisconsin
Otsego 707 Town in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States
Columbus 652 City in Columbia and Dodge counties in Wisconsin, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Portage distances to largest Wisconsin cities