Place:Portage, Wisconsin, United States

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Portage County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 70,019. Its county seat is Stevens Point.

Portage County comprises the Stevens Point, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Wausau-Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1841 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1866 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,623
1850 1,250
1860 7,507
1870 10,634
1880 17,731
1890 24,798
1900 29,483
1910 30,945
1920 33,649
1930 33,827
1940 35,800
1950 34,858
1960 36,964
1970 47,541
1980 57,420
1990 61,405

Note: Portage County's 1840 census boundaries comprised most of present-day Columbia County and did not include any of present-day Portage County.

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