La Porte, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 21,569 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 10,596  (49.1%)
Females: 10,973  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46350.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,045 (it was $35,376 in 2000)
La Porte:

$43,045
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,571 (it was $17,900 in 2000)

La Porte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,586 (it was $81,200 in 2000)
La Porte:

$108,586
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $137,094; detached houses: $140,968; townhouses or other attached units: $185,107; in 2-unit structures: $100,697; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $290,536; mobile homes: $19,137

Median gross rent in 2019: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Porte: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.1%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.0% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in La Porte, IN (2019)
    • 17,47080.2%White alone
    • 2,89113.3%Hispanic
    • 7443.4%Black alone
    • 5612.6%Two or more races
    • 490.2%Asian alone
    • 310.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.04%Other race alone

Races in La Porte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in La Porte by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
2
(9.1)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(14.1)
5
(23.6)
10
(47.5)
7
(33.1)
5
(23.5)
6
(27.1)
4
(18.1)
2
(9.0)
1
(4.5)
4
(18.2)
9
(41.1)
8
(36.9)
11
(50.9)
8
(37.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(84.8)
15
(70.8)
17
(80.8)
15
(71.0)
18
(84.6)
10
(45.1)
9
(40.7)
16
(72.4)
14
(63.6)
14
(63.6)
20
(91.4)
17
(78.4)
21
(97.1)
10
(46.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(108.3)
11
(51.9)
20
(95.1)
24
(113.6)
13
(61.1)
26
(117.3)
15
(67.9)
25
(113.1)
17
(77.3)
15
(68.2)
64
(292.4)
78
(359.8)
79
(365.2)
97
(450.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
184
(866.6)
175
(826.3)
226
(1,075)
197
(932.4)
186
(874.0)
193
(870.7)
188
(850.6)
150
(678.4)
121
(550.0)
127
(577.3)
145
(662.4)
105
(484.3)
91
(420.7)
79
(366.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,253
(5,901)
1,217
(5,747)
1,192
(5,668)
990
(4,686)
895
(4,205)
886
(3,997)
855
(3,868)
690
(3,120)
600
(2,727)
623
(2,832)
576
(2,631)
428
(1,974)
360
(1,664)
343
(1,591)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(447.4)
70
(330.5)
58
(275.8)
45
(213.0)
30
(141.0)
42
(189.5)
36
(162.9)
29
(131.2)
26
(118.2)
23
(104.5)
44
(201.0)
19
(87.6)
44
(203.4)
42
(194.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
10
(47.5)
7
(33.1)
5
(23.5)
9
(40.6)
3
(13.6)
2
(9.0)
3
(13.6)
5
(22.7)
1
(4.6)
1
(4.6)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index390.9364.7405.3340.3297.1303.7267.6243.4213.4218.4286.5244.9255.2247.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in La Porte, IN

Crime rate in La Porte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 49 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Indiana average:

1.78
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Ancestries: German (20.3%), Polish (10.4%), American (9.0%), Irish (6.5%), English (3.3%), European (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,882 people per square mile   (low).

La Porte, Indiana map

1,207 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 2.0% Europe).

This city:

5.6%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,000 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $869 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (24.3 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (52.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kingsbury, IN (2.4 miles ),
Rolling Prairie, IN (2.6 miles ),
Kingsford Heights, IN (3.0 miles ),
Fish Lake, IN (3.0 miles ),
Trail Creek, IN (3.1 miles ),
Westville, IN (3.3 miles ),
Pottawattamie Park, IN (3.3 miles ),
Michigan City, IN (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 86.72 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,592 (+16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,064 (51.9%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in La Porte, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in La Porte, IN in 2019
La Porte satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $56,300
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2019: 10 buildings, average cost: $184,600
Number of permits per 10,000 La Porte, IN residents
Average permit cost in La Porte, IN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

4.9%
Historical population in La Porte, IN
Historical housing units in La Porte, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in La Porte, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.1%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
  • Machinery (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (16.7%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.2%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in La Porte, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in La Porte, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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La Porte, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 87.3. This is about average.

City:

87.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.90
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

La Porte-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the La Porte city center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

Earthquake activity:

La Porte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from La Porte center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from La Porte center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from La Porte center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 277.6 miles away from La Porte center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from La Porte center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in LaPorte County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Porte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in La Porte:

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH LA PORTE HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1007 LINCOLNWAY)
  • PARENTS AND FRIENDS INC (1738 FIFTH ST)
  • CONTINUING CARE CENTER OF LAPORTE HOSPITAL (1007 LINCOLNWAY)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FOUNTAINVIEW TERRACE (1900 ANDREW AVE)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-LAPORTE (1700 I ST)
  • DSI - DIALYSIS - LA PORTE (103 WEST 18TH STREET)
  • FMC - NEPHROLOGY - LA PORTE (2910 MONROE ST)

Airports and heliports located in La Porte:

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Amtrak stations near La Porte:

  • 13 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: NEW BUFFALO (WHITAKER & RAILROAD TRACKS) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Porte:

  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 10 miles; Westville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,682)
  • Valparaiso University (about 20 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 26 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 26 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Andrews University (about 31 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 33 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 38 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)

Public high schools in La Porte:

Private high school in La Porte:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in La Porte:

Private elementary/middle schools in La Porte:

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Library in La Porte:

  • LA PORTE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,249,966; Location: 904 INDIANA AVENUE; 319,232 books; 1,054 e-books; 27,412 audio materials; 33,669 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 15 other licensed databases; 595 print serial subscriptions; 1,010 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • You have left off at least 3 colleges - Purdue Calumet, IVY Tech South Bend and IVY Tech Michigan City

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Porte: La Porte City Fire Department Station 1 (A), La Porte City Fire Department Station 3 (B), Scipio Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (C), La Porte City Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Porte include: Grace Church (A), Saint Peters Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pine Lake Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Patton Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Stone Lake (A), Clear Lake (B), Lily Lake (C), Lower Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in La Porte include: Allesee Park (1), Clark Field (2), Soldiers Memorial Park (3), Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fay's Marina- Premier®Care Bayliner-Tracker SuperCenter & Boat Storage (Tours & Charters; 909 Pine Lake Ave Hwy35/39 at beautiful Pine Lake), Fay's Marina Premier®Care Fiberglass Boat Repair & Boat Storage (Tours & Charters; 909 Pine Lake Ave Hwy 35/39 @ beautiful Pine Lake).

Hotels: Hidden Pond Bed & Breakfast (5342 North US Highway 35), Hampton Inn LaPorte- IN (1777 West HI-POINT Drive), Best Value Inn & Suites Of Laporte (444 Pine Lake Road), Holiday Inn Express La Porte (100 East Shore Court), Arbor Hill Inn (263 West Johnson Road), Super 8 La Porte IN (438 Pine Lake Avenue), Max Carry (Phileo Damansara 1).

Birthplace of: Brian Ebersole - Martial artist, Chuck Baldwin - Anti–Iraq War activist, Daniel Edwards - Artist, Abram Andrew - Politician, Thelma Paddock Hope - Artist, Don Hanski - Major League Baseball player, Jim Purnell - Football player, Matt Grott - Baseball player.

LaPorte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.6%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in La Porte in 2010:

  • 340 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 247 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in La Porte in 2000:

  • 287 people in nursing homes
  • 229 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 45 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in La Porte (2011 data):

  • The La Porte Savings Bank: at 710 Indiana Ave, branch established on 1871/01/01; Westside Branch at 1222 State Road 2 West, branch established on 2000/01/17. Info updated 2007/11/19: Bank assets: $475.9 mil, Deposits: $335.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 8 total offices
  • 1st Source Bank: Laporte West Branch at 2044 W. St. Rd. 2, branch established on 2001/01/02; La Porte Boyd Branch at 1100 East Boyd Boulevard, branch established on 1987/07/27. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Laporte Northside Branch at 611 North Pine Lake Avenue, branch established on 1966/05/21; Laporte Downtown at 800 Lincolnway, branch established on 1863/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: La Porte Main Branch at 601 Jackson Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Fifth Third Bank: Laporte Branch at 801 Monroe Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Centier Bank: La Porte Branch at 702 East Lincolnway, branch established on 2003/09/12. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, headquarters in Whiting, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: La Porte In Walmart Branch at 333 Boyd Blvd, branch established on 2008/07/30. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in La Porte:

Marital status in La Porte, IN
  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

For population 25 years and over in La Porte:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - La Porte
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in La Porte (La Porte, Indiana Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for La Porte, IN (based on LaPorte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,83813
Evangelical Protestant12,55683
Mainline Protestant9,01631
Black Protestant2,14911
Other1,61410
Orthodox462
None71,248-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
LaPorte County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
LaPorte County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
LaPorte County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
LaPorte County:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
LaPorte County:

10.5%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.5%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.0%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
Indiana:

46.2%

Average BMI:
La Porte:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
La Porte:

21.4%
Indiana:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
Indiana:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
La Porte:

32.8%
Indiana:

33.9%

General health condition:
La Porte:

54.8%
Indiana:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.5%
Indiana:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Porte, IN Residents

La Porte government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,545,000 ($257.08)
    Water Utilities: $2,818,000 ($130.65)
    General - Other: $1,063,000 ($49.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $447,000 ($20.72)
    Regular Highways: $220,000 ($10.20)
    Air Transportation: $76,000 ($3.52)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,894,000 ($226.90)
    Regular Highways: $3,482,000 ($161.44)
    Police Protection: $2,939,000 ($136.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,731,000 ($126.62)
    Sewerage: $2,582,000 ($119.71)
    Water Utilities: $2,220,000 ($102.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,901,000 ($88.14)
    Central Staff Services: $1,387,000 ($64.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $946,000 ($43.86)
    Air Transportation: $938,000 ($43.49)
    Transit Utilities: $609,000 ($28.23)
    Financial Administration: $213,000 ($9.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $154,000 ($7.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $146,000 ($6.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $130,000 ($6.03)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($1.81)
    Health - Other: $23,000 ($1.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,364,000 ($63.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $438,000 ($20.31)
    General - Other: $267,000 ($12.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $155,000 ($7.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000 ($1.25)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($1.07)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.23)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,667,000 ($448.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $163,000 ($7.56)

La Porte government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,339,000 ($479.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,015,000 ($47.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $730,000 ($33.84)
    Other: $519,000 ($24.06)
    Air Transportation: $445,000 ($20.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $279,000 ($12.94)
    Regular Highways: $194,000 ($8.99)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $613,000 ($28.42)
    Transit Utilities: $289,000 ($13.40)
    Air Transportation: $117,000 ($5.42)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $655,000 ($30.37)
    Highways: $264,000 ($12.24)
    Transit Utilities: $69,000 ($3.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $525,000 ($24.34)
    General Revenue - Other: $426,000 ($19.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $401,000 ($18.59)
    Sale of Property: $213,000 ($9.88)
    Rents: $175,000 ($8.11)
    Interest Earnings: $88,000 ($4.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000 ($1.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,190,000 ($194.26)
    Transit Utilities: $311,000 ($14.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,178,000 ($193.70)
    General Local Government Support: $941,000 ($43.63)
    Highways: $940,000 ($43.58)
    Transit Utilities: $237,000 ($10.99)
  • Tax - Property: $11,271,000 ($522.56)
    Other: $137,000 ($6.35)
    Other License: $90,000 ($4.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($2.04)

La Porte government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,787,000 ($1288.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,544,000 ($1184.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,243,000 ($103.99)

La Porte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,311,000 ($246.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,782,000 ($1056.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,132,000 ($98.85)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Porter County, IN  1.07% ($44,131 average AGI)
from Lake County, IN  0.49% ($37,033)
from Cook County, IL  0.43% ($70,627)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Porter County, IN  0.94% ($47,608 average AGI)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.58% ($37,536)
to Lake County, IN  0.38% ($35,067)
Businesses in La Porte, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's2McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King2Nike3
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Payless1
DHL1Penske1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
FedEx4SAS Shoes1
Ford1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS10
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in La Porte:

  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WLOI (1540 AM; daytime; 0 kW; LA PORTE, IN)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Porte:

  • W203AJ (88.5 FM; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W295AF (106.9 FM; LA PORTE, IN; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEFM (95.9 FM; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: MICHIGAN CITY FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCOE (96.7 FM; LA PORTE, IN; Owner: LAPORTE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around La Porte:

  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of La Porte fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 420ft / 128mTotal length
  • $100,000Total costs
  • 463,984Total average daily traffic
  • 94,014Total average daily truck traffic
  • 333,698Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in La Porte, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 461950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for La Porte, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Porte)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in La Porte, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 288 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 210 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Porte)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in La Porte)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$92,98952$101,471216$107,42926$54,64237$62,4811$57,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$107,0505$258,50637$110,6585$49,3465$86,9021$126,930
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$81,74613$88,88286$102,86911$21,60514$78,3492$35,490
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$96,8223$158,38038$118,7832$70,8953$121,0101$90,340
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$68,15011$133,1414$32,2052$32,1800$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0420.00 , 0421.00, 0422.00, 0423.00, 0424.00, 0425.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$115,20011$126,572
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$142,1135$121,518
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$109,1401$118,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$146,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0420.00 , 0421.00, 0422.00, 0423.00, 0424.00, 0425.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Porte, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Porte, IN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 92. The highest number of fires - 143 took place in 2007, and the least - 10 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in La Porte, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (36.8%), and Structure Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in La Porte, IN
    • 57636.8%Outside Fires
    • 52933.8%Structure Fires
    • 29118.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 16810.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Porte, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in La Porte, Indiana:

  • Super 8 Motel, 438 Pinelake Ave, La Porte, Indiana 46350 , Phone: (219) 325-3808, Fax: (219) 324-6873
  • Comfort Inn, 100 E Shore Ct, La Porte, Indiana 46350 , Phone: (219) 326-7900
  • Hampton Inn Of Laporte, 1777 W Hi-Point Dr, La Porte, Indiana 46350 , Phone: (219) 362-6100, Fax: (219) 362-0002
  • Travelodge-Laporte, 438 Pne Lake Ave, La Porte, Indiana 46350 , Phone: (219) 325-3808, Fax: (219) 575-7596
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Porte, IN, 101 E Shore Ct, La porte, Indiana 46350 , Phone: (219) 325-3700
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in La Porte, Indiana
Most common first names in La Porte, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John29574.9 years
Mary29279.7 years
Robert24870.7 years
William23875.5 years
Helen19680.8 years
Charles19373.9 years
James17870.9 years
George16876.6 years
Dorothy14877.3 years
Edward14375.6 years
Most common last names in La Porte, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10974.4 years
Miller10077.0 years
Johnson8876.5 years
Jones6176.7 years
Brown5074.8 years
Anderson4976.9 years
Schultz4778.5 years
Swanson4074.4 years
Wright3881.0 years
Nelson3681.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Porte, IN
  • 92.2%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Porte, IN
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 24.7%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy


La Porte compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 58 pilots and 38 other airmen in this city.
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