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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
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.


six miles south of Rt.22, halfway between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
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History & History Related Items

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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Learn more about Portage at this site.
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Portage Community Events

2000, August 11,12,13
Portage Area Summerfest 2000
An Annual Event
Place: Crichton-McCormick Park
Time: 11:00 - 11:00 Daily
Sponsored by: Portage Area Summerfest Committee
The Portage Area Summerfest is a three day event, always held the 2nd weekend in August. The Summerfest is a community sponsored event with music, food, entertainment venues, games, arts & crafts, a fireman's parade, spectacular fireworks display, and many other attractions that make the Summerfest weekend something special. Admission is free.

Portage Libraries

Portage Public Library
704 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946
Phone 736-4340
Fax 736-4413

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