Porter, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 4,818 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 2,648  (55.0%)
Females: 2,170  (45.0%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46304.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,683 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Porter:

$62,683
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,414 (it was $24,615 in 2000)

Porter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $193,658 (it was $125,500 in 2000)
Porter:

$193,658
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $229,037; detached houses: $237,826; townhouses or other attached units: $268,600; in 2-unit structures: $61,867; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $352,746; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,699; mobile homes: $70,538

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,206.

March 2019 cost of living index in Porter: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.2%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Porter, IN (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Porter, Indiana as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Porter is 1,632 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Porter by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.0)
2
(40.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
3
(61.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(73.1)
3
(61.4)
7
(142.6)
1
(20.5)
4
(81.6)
3
(61.4)
3
(61.5)
5
(103.2)
1
(20.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(200.9)
31
(634.9)
15
(305.5)
9
(184.3)
8
(163.3)
4
(81.9)
8
(163.9)
6
(123.9)
2
(41.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(1,224)
58
(1,188)
52
(1,059)
71
(1,454)
58
(1,184)
44
(900.5)
38
(778.4)
30
(619.5)
19
(394.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(73.1)
10
(204.8)
13
(264.8)
6
(122.9)
4
(81.6)
2
(40.9)
1
(20.5)
3
(61.9)
7
(145.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(18.3)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)83.5194.3146.085.081.657.372.9114.834.5

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City-data.com crime index in Porter, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 14 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Indiana average:

1.08
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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Swedish (9.1%), American (9.0%), Irish (8.4%), European (7.5%), Polish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 6.30 square miles.

Population density: 764 people per square mile   (low).

Porter, Indiana map

43 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,257 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,492 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.63 N, Longitude: 87.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Distribution of median household income in Porter, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Porter, IN in 2017
Porter satellite photo by USGS

Porter tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $153,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Porter, IN residents
Average permit cost in Porter, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Porter, IN
Historical housing units in Porter, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +1,719 (+52.8%).
Most common industries in Porter, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.9%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (21.4%)
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Porter, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)

Average climate in Porter, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.681. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.681
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.31
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0317. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.0098

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 Porter 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 the city 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 Porter 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 the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Porter 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 smaller than the US average (13).
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 schools in Porter:

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Points of interest:

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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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Porter:

Marital status in Porter, IN
  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Porter:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Porter
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Porter, IN (based on Porter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Porter County:

12.6%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Porter:

51.6%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Porter:

51.5%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Porter:

28.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Porter:

20.7%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Porter:

8.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Porter:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Porter:

34.4%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
Porter:

59.7%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Porter:

81.0%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Porter, IN Residents

Porter government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,747,000 ($362.60)
    Police Protection: $1,387,000 ($287.88)
    Regular Highways: $677,000 ($140.51)
    Central Staff Services: $637,000 ($132.21)
    General - Other: $279,000 ($57.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $201,000 ($41.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($39.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $321,000 ($66.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,000 ($14.11)

Porter government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,181,000 ($452.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($69.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($8.72)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $59,000 ($12.25)
    Other: $26,000 ($5.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $37,000 ($7.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $17,000 ($3.53)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $644,000 ($133.67)
    General Local Government Support: $185,000 ($38.40)
    Other: $56,000 ($11.62)
  • Tax - Property: $2,537,000 ($526.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $78,000 ($16.19)
    Other License: $68,000 ($14.11)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $34,000 ($7.06)

Porter government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,040,000 ($1668.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,040,000 ($1668.74)

Porter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,238,000 ($879.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,628,000 ($1583.23)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,000 ($8.30)

6.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
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 Lake County, IN  2.59% ($47,223 average AGI)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.60% ($47,608)
from Cook County, IL  0.55% ($78,234)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lake County, IN  1.71% ($42,248 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.68% ($44,131)
to Cook County, IL  0.39% ($64,409)
Businesses in Porter, IN
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
FedEx1Subway1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Porter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 269ft / 81.7mTotal length
  • $660,000Total costs
  • 360,383Total average daily traffic
  • 44,303Total average daily truck traffic
  • 384,793Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Porter, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 161960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Porter, IN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Porter)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: 10/18/2013, Expiration Date: 12/16/2023, Certifier: Rae A Greene, Registrant: Csx Transportation, 6735 Southpiont Dr. S, 4th Flr, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6048, 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, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2013, 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: 06/12/2014, Expiration Date: 08/31/2024, Certifier: Tim Short, Registrant: Miner Electronics Corporation, 500 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321, Phone: (219) 924-1765, Fax: (219) 924-1768, Email:
  • PORTER HCD, Porter Hcd Detector Rr Mp 482, 35 Lincoln Street (911) (Lat: 41.613917 Lon: -87.075083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQMG980,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.115 MHz, 160.800 MHz, 160.470 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:
  • L- 6 MOBILES, Lat: 41.614639 Lon: -87.086917, Call Sign: WQZF864,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.565 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2017, Expiration Date: 05/04/2027, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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: WQOX548,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 6755.00 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 02/24/2022, Certifier: Chris A Barczyk, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 North Seventeenth Street, Eleventh Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0400, Fax: (703) 812-0486, 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, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2015, Certifier: Melvin L Van Cleave, Registrant: Cavell Mertz & Associates, Inc., 7724 Donegan Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, Phone: (703) 392-9090, Fax: (703) 392-9559, 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 Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 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, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • ASR1264863, 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: WQUA986,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 19555.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2014, Expiration Date: 05/23/2024, Certifier: Jason Vopni, Registrant: Standard Backhaul Communications, LLC, 333 South Highland Ave, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, Phone: (914) 488-5851, Email:
  • 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: 08/22/2018, Expiration Date: 11/18/2028, 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)
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 in Porter, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Porter, IN - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 24 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Porter, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Porter, IN
    • 10446.8%Structure Fires
    • 5625.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4721.2%Outside Fires
    • 156.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Porter, IN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Porter, IN
  • 92.7%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Porter, IN
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Electricity


Porter compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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