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Population in 2010: 6,771. Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 

Males: 3,390  (50.1%)
Females: 3,381  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14174.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,081 (it was $50,425 in 2000)
Porter:

$64,081
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,531

Porter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $128,083 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Porter:

$128,083
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $139,379; Detached houses: $141,529; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,393; In 2-unit structures: $125,414; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,298; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,570; Mobile homes: $60,745

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Porter races chart
  • White alone - 6,490 (95.8%)
  • Hispanic - 113 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 70 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 32 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Porter: 153.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (28.0%), Irish (21.5%), English (17.9%), Italian (17.8%), Polish (11.0%), Scottish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 579 feet

Land area: 33.2 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Porter:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Porter town:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

397 residents are foreign born (3.1% North America, 2.4% Europe).

This town:  5.7%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Porter town:  2.7% ($2,630)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Porter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Niagara Falls, NY (10.8 miles , pop. 55,593).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (25.0 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (300.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Youngstown, NY (1.5 miles ), Ransomville, NY (2.1 miles ), Lewiston, NY (2.4 miles ), Niagara, NY (3.0 miles ), Wilson, NY (3.1 miles ), Sanborn, NY (3.1 miles ), Cambria, NY (3.2 miles ), Niagara Falls, NY (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $279,600
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $232,200
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $232,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $545,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 79.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Porter household income distribution Porter home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Porter, New York

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Tornado activity:

Porter-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.5 miles away from the Porter town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Porter-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Porter center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 19.5 miles away from Porter center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Niagara County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Chemical Waste: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Porter topographic map

Birthplace of: Oliver Dyer - Developed the first widely used system of shorthand during the mid-19th century.


Hospitals/medical centers near Porter:

  • FAIRCHILD MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LEWISTON, NY)
  • MOUNT ST MARY'S HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, about 7 miles away; LEWISTON, NY)
  • OUR LADY OF PEACE NURSING CARE RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEWISTON, NY)

Amtrak stations near Porter:

  • 10 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (27TH & LOCKPORT RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 10 miles: NIAGARA FALLS (4267 BRIDGE ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 14 miles: ST. CATHARINES (ST. CATHERINES, 5 GREAT WESTERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Porter:

  • Niagara University (about 8 miles; Niagara University, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,574)
  • Niagara County Community College (about 10 miles; Sanborn, NY; FT enrollment: 4,647)
  • University at Buffalo (about 23 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 24,102)
  • Daemen College (about 23 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • SUNY College at Buffalo (about 23 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 9,410)
  • Medaille College (about 24 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,594)
  • Canisius College (about 24 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 3,849)

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Notable locations in Porter: Youngstown Yacht Club (A), Baker Farms (B), Sanger Farms (C), Shippy Orchards (D), Niagara Frontier Country Club (E), Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company (F), Ransomville Fire Company (G), Ransomville Free Library (H), Youngstown Free Library (I), Porter Town Hall (J), Heritage Manor of Ransomville (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Porter include: Filmore Chapel (A), Baptist Church of Ransomville (B), Saint John's Episcopal Church (C), Ransomville Free Methodist Church (D), Ransomville United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Towers Cemetery (1), Saint Bernards Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Fort Niagara Cemetery (4), Pioneer Cemetery (5), Halsted Cemetery (6), Oakland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sixmile Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Porter include: Fourmile Creek State Park (1), Fort Niagara State Park (2), Falkner Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Niagara 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  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.6. This is about average.
City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.301. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.301
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.58
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.72
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00542
U.S.:

0.05378


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.2%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.7%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Porter, NY


113 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Porter compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.25%
Here56.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents63.5%9.1%6.2%4.2%3.5%
Congregations19.2%10.4%11.0%7.7%7.1%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%2.0%1.7%1.2%6.1%
Congregations6.0%5.5%4.9%3.8%24.2%
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: 33
Niagara County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
Niagara County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Niagara County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 172
Here:

8.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Niagara County:

26.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%

3.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.89%
New York average:

5.41%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($521 average AGI)
Niagara County:

0.07%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Erie County, NY  2.19% ($38,108 average AGI)
from Orleans County, NY  0.14% ($28,549)
from Monroe County, NY  0.09% ($37,676)


4.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
New York average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($453 average AGI)
Niagara County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Erie County, NY  2.00% ($37,162 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.12% ($29,510)
to Orleans County, NY  0.10% ($30,341)

Strongest AM radio stations in Porter:

  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLVL (1340 AM; 1 kW; LOCKPORT, NY; Owner: CULVER COMMUNICATIONS CORP., INC.)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Porter:

  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W207BG (89.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Porter:

  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 87 meters (285ft)
Total costs: $25,366,000
Total average daily traffic: 36,931
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,284

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 19
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Porter, NY


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