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Portage County, OH
So named because it was a portage point between the Tuscarawas and Cuyahoga rivers

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The county is in the Akron metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 154,764. This was an increase of  1.78% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$44,347
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Portage County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Portage County was $26,834. This was an increase of 17.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 87% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Ravenna

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24% of Portage County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portage County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Portage County include Abbot Cemetery, Atwater Cemetery, Aurora Cemetery, Breakneck Cemetery, Cackler Cemetery, Charlestown Township Cemetery, Deerfield Cemetery, Disciple Cemetery, Drakesburg Cemetery, Eastlawn Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Portage County include Atwater, Aurora, Black Horse, Brady Lake, Brimfield, Campbellsport, Charlestown, Deerfield, Diamond, Drakesburg ... View communities

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Colleges in Portage County include Hiram College, Kent State University ... View colleges

School districts in Portage County include Aurora, Crestwood, Field, James A Garfield, Kent, Maplewood Career Center JVSD, Ravenna, Rootstown, Southeast Local Schools District, Streetsboro City Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Portage County include Aurora Memorial Branch Library, Brimfield Branch, Garrettsville Branch, Kent Free Library, Randolph Branch Library, Reed Memorial Library, Streetsboro Branch Library, Windham Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Portage County include Aurora Advocate, Record-Courier ... View newspapers

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Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portage County political report.

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Hotels in Portage County include Aurora Inn, Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Comfort Inn and Suites, Comfort Inn Streetsboro, Days Inn Akron, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Towneplace Suites, Walden Country Inn & Suites ... More hotels

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