Porter, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 4,892 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 2,509  (51.3%)
Females: 2,383  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46304.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,346 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Porter:

$64,346
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,427 (it was $24,615 in 2000)

Porter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $160,984 (it was $125,500 in 2000)
Porter:

$160,984
IN:

$122,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $201,300; Detached houses: $215,741; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,241; In 2-unit structures: $183,465; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,724; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,625; Mobile homes: $19,374

Median gross rent in 2013: $867.

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  • Races in Porter, IN (2010)

    Porter races chart
    • 4,36689.9%White alone
    • 3196.6%Hispanic
    • 551.1%Two or more races
    • 501.0%Black alone
    • 450.9%Asian alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Porter: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (16.0%), Polish (10.2%), English (8.1%), United States (5.4%), Dutch (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 6.30 square miles.

Population density: 776 people per square mile   (low).

Porter,IN real estate house value index trend

Porter, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Porter:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Porter town:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

91 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Porter, Indiana as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Porter to the number of sex offenders is 4,878 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,769 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,865 (1.3%)

Porter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (14.5 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (34.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dune Acres, IN (1.3 miles ), Chesterton, IN (1.3 miles ), Burns Harbor, IN (1.7 miles ), Beverly Shores, IN (2.5 miles ), Ogden Dunes, IN (2.5 miles ), South Haven, IN (2.6 miles ), Portage, IN (2.6 miles ), Town of Pines, IN (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1998: 45 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.63 N, Longitude: 87.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Porter household income distribution Porter home values distribution

Crime rates in Porter by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0100
per 100,000 0.020.50.00.0
Rapes 022N/A
per 100,000 0.041.040.7N/A
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 4371
per 100,000 73.161.4142.620.5
Burglaries 1131159
per 100,000 200.9634.9305.5184.3
Thefts 67585271
per 100,000 1,223.71,187.81,059.11,454.0
Auto thefts 410136
per 100,000 73.1204.8264.8122.9
Arson 1110
per 100,000 18.320.520.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 257.1) 85.4198.7149.3120.4

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Crime rate in Porter detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 14 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Indiana average:

1.97

Porter tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,719 (+52.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Porter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Porter, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Porter-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Porter town center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Porter-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.7 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 198.7 miles away from Porter 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 289.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 254.5 miles away from Porter center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from the city 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 Porter County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Porter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Porter:

  • DAVITA - CHESTERTON (711 PLAZA DRIVE, SUITE 6)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Porter:

  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CHESTERTON, IN)
  • WATERS OF DUNELAND THE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CHESTERTON, IN)
  • IN-PACT INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE OF PORTAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)

Amtrak station near Porter:

  • 11 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Porter:

  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 10 miles; Westville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,682)
  • Valparaiso University (about 12 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 15 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 21 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 28 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • South Suburban College (about 29 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Chicago State University (about 29 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)

Public elementary/middle school in Porter:

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Notable locations in Porter: Goodfellow Camp (A), Porter Fire Department (B), Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Fire Management (C), Mittal Steel Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Porter include: Augsburg Church (A), Porter Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bailly Cemetery (1), Burstrom Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Florence (A), Pratt Lake (B), Lake Charles (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peterson Ditch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Porter include: Hawthorne Park (1), Indian Springs Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Spring House Inn (303 N Mineral Springs Rd).

Porter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 178. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

178
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0166. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Porter and their reported violations in the past:

SM&G INC. (Population served: 502, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.7%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
149 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Porter compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Porter (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Porter: First State Bank Of Porter at 230 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1920/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $161.3 mil, Deposits: $143.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Indiana average:

11.1

Porter travel time to work - commute Porter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Porter town (based on Porter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic29,5838
Evangelical Protestant23,85791
Mainline Protestant10,64026
Other1,1367
Orthodox8602
None98,267-
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: 13
Porter County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Porter County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Porter County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Here:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Porter County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$10,683$42,7321$1,439
Police Protection - Officers 10$46,926$56,3113$1,444
Police - Other 3$8,902$35,60810$4,191
Firefighters 1$4,386$52,6320$0
Streets and Highways 5$16,080$38,5920$0
Sewerage 4$13,984$41,9520$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,286$51,4322$2,763
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 1$1,532
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,532
Totals for Government 27$105,247$46,77618$12,901

Porter government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,630,000 ($333.20)
    Sewerage: $693,000 ($141.66)
    Regular Highways: $323,000 ($66.03)
    Fire Protection: $179,000 ($36.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $125,000 ($25.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($16.35)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $147,000 ($30.05)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($20.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($3.88)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($2.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,405,000 ($287.20)

Porter government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $872,000 ($178.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($13.08)
    All Other: $17,000 ($3.48)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $81,000 ($16.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $184,000 ($37.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $164,000 ($33.52)
    Interest Earnings: $69,000 ($14.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $328,000 ($67.05)
    Highways: $102,000 ($20.85)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.82)
  • Tax - Property: $1,543,000 ($315.41)
    NEC: $166,000 ($33.93)
    Public Utilities: $43,000 ($8.79)

Porter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,977,000 ($608.54)

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IN  2.40% ($37,666 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.48% ($57,296)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.46% ($36,569)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, IN  1.60% ($33,771 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.57% ($37,156)
to Cook County, IL  0.40% ($44,678)

Strongest AM radio stations in Porter:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Porter:

  • WDSO (88.3 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: DUNELAND SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Porter:

  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Porter fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Porter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 119m390ftTotal length
  • $735,000Total costs
  • 376,333Total average daily traffic
  • 35,218Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 51930-1939
  • 151960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Porter, IN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Porter)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Cr Rofw At N 16th & Wood St (Lat: 41.613917 Lon: -87.075028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPMT702
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2003, Expiration Date: 12/16/2013, Certifier: Rae A Greene
    Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc., 6735 Southpoint Drive South, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5965, Fax: (904) 332-5963, Email:
  • Lat: 41.585889 Lon: -87.035083, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPXF895
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/2003, Expiration Date: 03/26/2013, Certifier: Bernard Hasten
    Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 North Glebe Rd. #1000, Arlingtin, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2214, Fax: (703) 558-0523, Email:
  • Lat: 41.616111 Lon: -87.067778, Call Sign: WQAZ429
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 451.362 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 451.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2004, Expiration Date: 08/31/2014, Certifier: Tim Short
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • PORTER HCD, Hcd Detector Rr Mp 482, 35 Lincoln Street (911) (Lat: 41.613917 Lon: -87.075056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQMG980, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.800 MHz, 161.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2010, Expiration Date: 08/05/2020, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 800 Canonie Dr (Lat: 41.638778 Lon: -87.052194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQMI432
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2010, Expiration Date: 08/16/2020, Certifier: Vito Bianco
    Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • CHESTERTON, Us Highway 20 At N. County Road 100 East (Lat: 41.634917 Lon: -87.049806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 181.9 m, Overall height: 182.9 m, Call Sign: WQOX548
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 02/24/2022, Certifier: Daniel B Mannisto
    Registrant: Auburn Data Systems, LLC, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60601, Phone: (312) 624-7709, Email:
  • AF28, Us Highway 20 At N. County Road 100 East (Lat: 41.634917 Lon: -87.049806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 181.9 m, Overall height: 182.9 m, Call Sign: WQPI713
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 05/30/2022, Certifier: Melvin L Van Cleave
    Registrant: Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc., 7732 Donegan Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, Phone: (703) 392-9090, Email:
  • CH73XC023, 476 Us 20 & Sr 49 A (Lat: 41.633667 Lon: -87.058361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQPU251
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • PORTER, Route 20 And Route 49 (Lat: 41.633722 Lon: -87.059806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQQE241
    Assigned Frequencies: 11175.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2012, Expiration Date: 11/15/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive, Ms: A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • CHESTERTON, Us Highway 20 At N. County Road 100 East (Lat: 41.634917 Lon: -87.049806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 181.9 m, Overall height: 182.9 m, Call Sign: WQRA316, Licensee ID: L01653650
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Nelson Santos
    Registrant: Sw Networks, 948 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 652-3807, Fax: (630) 652-3805
  • CHESTERTON, Jct Of Us 20 And Sr 49 (Lat: 41.635028 Lon: -87.056417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128.3 m, Call Sign: KSK99
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2008, Expiration Date: 11/18/2018
    Registrant: State Of (Ipsc) Indiana, Igcn - Rm N340 - 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 234-6513, Fax: (317) 234-6514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Porter)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BECK ROBERT L KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53060 , Serial Number: 1627, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 03/27/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Beck, 307 Michigami Trl, Porter, IN 46304

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED11$150,95312$177,10388$170,7164$125,0358$225,1210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$120,7409$158,2010$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$118,1603$362,50726$216,8812$136,5403$495,0971$19,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$015$168,4980$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$181,9181$138,7700$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$212,9703$215,603
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$166,827
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$133,6202$207,475
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 44
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Porter

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Porter, IN
Businesses in Porter, IN
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
FedEx1Subway1

Porter on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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