Why Choose Portage County?

Portage County is the best place for your enterprise.

Close, Convenient Access to US Cities

Mileage to Ohio Cities

Akron…………………..20 miles
Canton…………………39 miles
Cincinnati……………..244 miles
Cleveland………………40 miles
Dayton…………………216 miles
Mansfield………………81 miles
Marietta………………..145 miles
Toledo………………….141 miles

Mileage to Regional US Cities

Baltimore………………334 miles
Chicago…………………368 miles
Detroit…………………193 miles
Louisville………………349 miles
New York………………421 miles
Philadelphia……………393 miles
Pittsburgh………………95 miles
Washington DC………..329 miles

Portage County Ohio

A Thriving County

Population

Square Miles

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Employment

Businesses

Top Private Employers

East Manufacturing
Parker-Hannifin
Step2 Corporation
McMaster-Carr
Davey Tree Expert Co.

Top Public/Nonprofit Employers

Kent State University
UH Portage Medical Center
Portage County Government
Kent City Schools
Ravenna City Schools

A Growing Population

We’ve grown 28.6% over the last several decades

  • 2014 – 161,882
  • 2010 – 161,419
  • 2000 – 152,061
  • 1990 – 142,585
  • 1980 – 135,856
  • 1970 – 125,868

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