Portage Lakes, Ohio

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Portage Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 9,870 at the 2000 census. The city of Green is adjacent to the southeast and Akron on the north. The nearby Portage Lakes of the area include but are not limited to Turkeyfoot Lake, Nimisila Reservoir, Mud Lake, and Long Lake. The lakes are connected by a series of "channels". There is a Portage Lakes State Park with boat launching ramps and seasonal beach swimming.

Portage Lakes is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Portage Lakes is located at 41°0′13″N 81°32′6″W / 41.00361°N 81.535°W / 41.00361; -81.535 (41.0034979, -81.5348850).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.1 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it (19.49%) is water.

At the 2000 census, Portage Lakes included portions of Coventry and Franklin townships.[3] On 1 January 2005, all of Franklin Township was merged into the village of New Franklin; as a result, the CDP's Franklin Township portion is now entirely within New Franklin.[4] Therefore, the CDP today consists of territory only in Coventry Township, as CDPs are only located in unincorporated areas.[5]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,870 people, 4,195 households, and 2,751 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,502.0 people per square mile (580.0/km²). There were 4,491 housing units at an average density of 683.4/sq mi (263.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.79% White, 0.57% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

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