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Population in 2012: 4,878 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 

Males: 2,487  (51.0%)
Females: 2,391  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  39.1 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46304.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,934 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Porter:

$66,934
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,204

Porter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,684 (it was $125,500 in 2000)
Porter:

$161,684
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $210,246; Detached houses: $212,174; Townhouses or other attached units: $158,369; In 2-unit structures: $167,754; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,734

Median gross rent in 2012: $848.

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  • White alone - 4,366 (89.9%)
  • Hispanic - 319 (6.6%)
  • Two or more races - 55 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 50 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 45 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Porter: 98.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (16.3%), Polish (8.7%), English (6.7%), United States (6.6%), Dutch (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 6.30 square miles.

Population density: 774 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Porter:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Porter town:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

114 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe).

This town:  2.3%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Porter, Indiana as of August 27, 2014.
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 2012: $1,786 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,431 (1.0%)

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
Murders 010
per 100,000 0.020.50.0
Rapes 022
per 100,000 0.041.040.7
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 437
per 100,000 73.161.4142.6
Burglaries 113115
per 100,000 200.9634.9305.5
Thefts 675852
per 100,000 1223.71187.81059.1
Auto thefts 41013
per 100,000 73.1204.8264.8
Arson 111
per 100,000 18.320.520.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.1) 85.4198.7149.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 13 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Indiana average:

1.74

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Porter tourist attractions:

Porter, Indiana accommodation, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,719 (+52.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Porter-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 133% 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 significantly below Indiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
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Hospital/medical center in Porter:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Porter, 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: 2,761)
  • Valparaiso University (about 12 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest (about 14 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 15 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 22 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 6,151)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 28 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • South Suburban College (about 29 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)

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
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AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.0. This is about average.
City:

38.0
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0231. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0231
U.S.:

0.1072
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.99
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6

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

SM&G INC. (Population served: 502, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
VFW POST 2511 (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.7%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Porter, IN


149 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Porter compared to Indiana state average:

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


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Porter travel time to work - commute


Porter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents49.7%8.0%6.1%5.4%4.1%
Congregations8.3%8.3%6.4%4.6%5.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.8%2.4%15.4%
Congregations5.5%6.4%2.8%5.5%46.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Porter 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
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:
Here:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Indiana:

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

12.6%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,680$40,0801$630
Judicial and Legal 0$0 5$2,646
Police Protection - Officers 10$40,432$48,5181$1,671
Police - Other 3$9,212$36,8488$14,136
Firefighters 1$3,410$40,9200$0
Streets and Highways 5$17,452$41,8850$0
Sewerage 3$10,920$43,6800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,916$46,9923$1,906
Other and Unallocable 1$2,746$32,9523$2,556
Totals for Government 26$94,768$43,73921$23,545

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,630,000 ($334.15)
    Sewerage: $693,000 ($142.07)
    Regular Highways: $323,000 ($66.22)
    Fire Protection: $179,000 ($36.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $125,000 ($25.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($16.40)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $147,000 ($30.14)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($20.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($3.90)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($2.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,405,000 ($288.03)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $872,000 ($178.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($13.12)
    All Other: $17,000 ($3.49)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $81,000 ($16.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $184,000 ($37.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $164,000 ($33.62)
    Interest Earnings: $69,000 ($14.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $328,000 ($67.24)
    Highways: $102,000 ($20.91)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.82)
  • Tax - Property: $1,543,000 ($316.32)
    NEC: $166,000 ($34.03)
    Public Utilities: $43,000 ($8.82)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,977,000 ($610.29)

7.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Indiana average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.08%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lake County, IN  3.09% ($43,404 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.71% ($50,714)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.47% ($38,212)


6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.04%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lake County, IN  1.87% ($34,915 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.66% ($37,095)
to Cook County, IL  0.42% ($38,684)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Porter, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 82
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 130
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 30
  • Fatalities: 84
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 218
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Porter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 24
Total length: 119 meters (390ft)
Total costs: $735,000
Total average daily traffic: 376,333
Total average daily truck traffic: 35,218

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 15
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 2
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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Samila (5)
  • Dennis Genetski (3)
  • Bethany L. Jaworski (2)
  • Dennis M. Genetski (2)
  • Michael Steven Kiest (1)
  • Joe Garrison (1)
  • Joshua T. Ruge (1)

Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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