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The population of Portage is approximately 3,105 (1990), 2638 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,380 (1990), 1161 (2010).

The amount of land area in Portage is 1.723 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Portage to Washington DC is 136 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Portage is positioned 40.38 degrees north of the equator and 78.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The Portage city color is Green.

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Portage location: six miles south of Rt.22, halfway between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

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Portage history:

Portage was once a coal mining town. It is part of the National Historic Register

Here is a history page for Portage.

Portage was established during the 1830's. Construction of the began during this time. This would complete the link between waterways from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The portage would involve a 1,400 foot rise in elevation from the east and nearly 1,200 feet from the west.

In 1890, the Borough of Portage was incorporated on October 7th
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