LaPorte County, Indiana (IN)

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County population in 2012: 111,246 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 110,106 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,372
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,801
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,866
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,158 (it was 10,184 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 598 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 186 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in LaPorte County: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.3%), Manufacturing (15.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in LaPorte County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 57,641  (50.7%)
Females: 53,826  (49.3%)
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LaPorte County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
LaPorte County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,506 ($41,430 in 1999)

This county:

$46506
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $574 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $676)
This county:

$574
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $125,200 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
LaPorte:

$125,200
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,500 - $184,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $161,563
Here:

$161,563
State:

$158,623

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,533
Here:

$140,533
State:

$143,204

In 2-unit structures: $74,291
Here:

$74,291
State:

$100,714

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,090
Here:

$88,090
State:

$108,190

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,344
Here:

$171,344
State:

$127,569

Mobile homes: $39,878
Here:

$39,878
State:

$33,934
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 6,380
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 301 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2008: 174 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2009: 114 buildings, average cost: $194,100

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,084 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $992 (0.9%)

LaPorte County household income distribution in 2009 LaPorte County home values distribution LaPorte County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 38.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.5% for other race residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
LaPorte County:

17.4%
Indiana:

15.9%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.2% for Black residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for American Indian residents, 38.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.8% for other race residents, 44.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Area name: Michigan City-La Porte, IN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in LaPorte County is $466 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $786 a month.

Cities in this county include: Michigan City, La Porte, Trail Creek, Westville, Long Beach, Kingsford Heights, Hudson Lake, Fish Lake, Wanatah, Rolling Prairie.

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

2005 air pollution in LaPorte County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.104 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.089 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.016 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in LaPorte County: Laporte Fair Grounds (A), Elks Country Club (B), Kingsbury Industrial Park (C), Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department (D), Pleasant Township Fire Department (E), Scipio Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), Noble Township Fire Department (G), Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department (H), Center Township Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in LaPorte County include: Bible Church (A), Carmel Chapel (B), Salem Chapel (C), Immanuel Church (D), Lambs Chapel (E), Maple Grove Church (F), Davis Church (G), Oak Grove Church (H), Posey Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beattys Corner Cemetery (1), Morgan Cemetery (2), Teeter Cemetery (3), Heckman Memorial Cemetery (4), Swan Lake Memorial Gardens (5), Quaker Cemetery (6), Sauktown Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Finger Lake (A), Fishtrap Lake (B), Lake Lee (C), Clear Lake (D), Hog Lake (E), Horseshoe Lake (F), Hunt Lake (G), Saugany Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Run (A), Waterford Creek (B), West Branch Trail Creek (C), Ridge Run (D), Little Kankakee River (E), Kingsbury Creek (F), Fish Creek (G), East Branch Trail Creek (H), Bosserman Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in LaPorte County include: Kingsbury State Fish and Game Area (1), Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area (2), Camp To-Pe-Ne-Bee (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Berrien County, Michigan , Jasper County , Porter County , St. Joseph County , Starke County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 4,525
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,730 (54% naturalized citizens)

LaPorte County:

2.5%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 609
  • 1990 to 1994: 271
  • 1985 to 1989: 251
  • 1980 to 1984: 147
  • 1975 to 1979: 260
  • 1970 to 1974: 118
  • 1970 to 1974: 190
  • 1965 to 1969: 884

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

LaPorte County marital status for males LaPorte County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in LaPorte County with a mortgage: 17,404 (2,281 second mortgage, 1,793 home equity loan, 101 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,361

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for LaPorte County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,83813
Evangelical Protestant12,55683
Mainline Protestant9,01631
Black Protestant2,14911
Other1,61410
Orthodox462
None71,248-
LaPorte County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
LaPorte County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
LaPorte County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
LaPorte County:

10.5%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
LaPorte County:

29.5%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in LaPorte County:

Average size of farms: 298 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,139
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $266.67
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,166
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,522
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.87%
Corn for grain: 103414 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2341 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 85769 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,976 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 556 acres

Tornado activity:

LaPorte County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 2529734.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/1976, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

LaPorte County-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 225.4 miles away from LaPorte County 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 200.8 miles away from the county 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 278.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from the county 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 255.4 miles away from LaPorte County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (32%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Lebanon (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in LaPorte County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • Polish (12%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

LaPorte County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,892 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 4,933 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 267 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 169 (0%)
  • Taxi: 46 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 177 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,006 (2%)
  • Other means: 289 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,308 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in LaPorte County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 5,266 people in state prisons
  • 672 people in nursing homes
  • 229 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 60 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 45 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in halfway houses
  • 16 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in LaPorte County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 5,399 people in state prisons
  • 481 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 340 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 109 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 99 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 62 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 51 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 37 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,446.

3.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,179 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Indiana average:

5.59%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($140 average AGI)
LaPorte County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

2.21% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($18,459 average AGI)
1.68% relocated from other states ($16,580 average AGI)
LaPorte County:

1.68%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Porter County, IN  0.85% ($37,156 average AGI)
from Lake County, IN  0.38% ($33,057)
from Cook County, IL  0.34% ($46,085)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.33% ($27,386)
from Berrien County, MI  0.16% ($31,955)
from Starke County, IN  0.12% ($24,120)
from Marion County, IN  0.09% ($25,897)


4.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,498 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.37%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.22% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($15,947 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($16,551 average AGI)
LaPorte County:

2.16%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Porter County, IN  0.69% ($36,569 average AGI)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.44% ($30,382)
to Cook County, IL  0.26% ($35,064)
to Lake County, IN  0.25% ($29,543)
to Marion County, IN  0.19% ($20,759)
to Berrien County, MI  0.18% ($27,671)
to Starke County, IN  0.10% ($29,068)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in LaPorte County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in LaPorte County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in LaPorte County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 16,605 (14,211 aged, 2,394 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.82
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13623.07
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 404.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30393.15

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1165.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952.840
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.67

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.94
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.95
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.7
  • Other - 22.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 135.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.4
  • Other - 57.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,844

Size of family households: 12,885 2-persons, 6,275 3-persons, 4,985 4-persons, 2,457 5-persons, 1,031 6-persons, 595 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,568 1-person, 2,106 2-persons, 264 3-persons, 118 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

17,667 married couples with children.
6,590 single-parent households (1,473 men, 5,117 women).

94.1% of residents of LaPorte County speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $532,312,000 ($4850 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,264,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $277,476,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,933,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,588,000
Federal grants: $86,057,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,462,000 ($4,780,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,796,000 ($1,469,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $854,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $61,645,000
Federal Government insurance: $64,568,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,131
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,547
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +509
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,563
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in LaPorte County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.16 millions of gallons per day (34% from ground, 66% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 656
  • 2000 to 2004: 5,465
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,969
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,256
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,080
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,011
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,507
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,733
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,951
Rooms in houses/apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 167
  • 3 rooms: 467
  • 4 rooms: 2,970
  • 5 rooms: 8,113
  • 6 rooms: 7,261
  • 7 rooms: 5,381
  • 8 rooms: 3,388
  • 9+ rooms: 3,095
  • 1 room: 280
  • 2 rooms: 676
  • 3 rooms: 2,127
  • 4 rooms: 2,769
  • 5 rooms: 2,176
  • 6 rooms: 1,017
  • 7 rooms: 632
  • 8 rooms: 318
  • 9+ rooms: 189
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 691
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,846
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,867
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,248
  • no bedroom: 343
  • 1 bedroom: 3,182
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,025
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,918
  • 4 bedrooms: 610
  • 5+ bedrooms: 106
Cars and other vehicles available in LaPorte County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,189
  • 1 vehicle: 8,588
  • 2 vehicles: 13,814
  • 3 vehicles: 5,295
  • 4 vehicles: 1,498
  • 5+ vehicles: 482
  • no vehicle: 1,809
  • 1 vehicle: 5,109
  • 2 vehicles: 2,637
  • 3 vehicles: 469
  • 4 vehicles: 97
  • 5+ vehicles: 63

59% of LaPorte County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Indiana.

LaPorte County:

58.8%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in LaPorte County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Electricity (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (79.5%)
  • Electricity (14.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,478
Here:

12.1%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 573
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 554
Here:

13.3%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

LaPorte County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,718,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,070,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,946,000
    Welfare - Other: $6,372,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000,000
    Regular Highways: $4,837,000
    Police Protection: $3,929,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,444,000
    Financial Administration: $2,142,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,416,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $563,000
    Parks & Recreation: $357,000
    Solid Waste Management: $189,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $899,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,832,000
    Libraries: $352,000
    Solid Waste Management: $276,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $402,000
    Corrections - Other: $100,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    General - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial: $11,000
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Central Staff: $5,000
    Police Protection: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,244,000

LaPorte County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,976,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $201,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $908,000
    Health & Hospitals: $128,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,480,000
    Interest Earnings: $578,000
    Property Sale Other: $42,000
    Rents: $14,000
    Special Assessments: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,388,000
    General Support: $2,755,000
    Public Welfare: $1,353,000
    All Other: $859,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,832,000
    Individual Income: $1,611,000
    NEC: $38,000

LaPorte County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,845,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,315,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $530,000

LaPorte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $10,345,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,519,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,415,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

LaPorte County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

LaPorte County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED441$106,079403$141,9282,480$138,196278$58,14012$944,667372$179,82379$88,494
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$101,40644$275,727375$137,34948$47,4380$035$208,94313$96,077
APPLICATIONS DENIED71$104,845118$92,6531,030$132,071122$36,6642$350,000126$152,06356$64,929
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$112,42323$120,913494$136,20622$52,6360$028$197,32110$108,300
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$99,75013$163,538127$143,16524$60,7500$015$191,7334$116,250
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED63$135,07988$152,9893$212,0001$108,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$157,51940$145,9500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$137,42921$124,0481$44,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$52,0005$148,0001$298,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$160,5004$163,2500$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in LaPorte County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John74774.5 years
Mary71278.5 years
Robert62970.5 years
William60574.8 years
James45469.0 years
Charles43774.1 years
Helen43179.5 years
George40276.0 years
Edward35275.2 years
Joseph34975.8 years
Most common last names in LaPorte County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26673.5 years
Miller21776.3 years
Johnson20374.9 years
Jones14474.7 years
Brown11972.8 years
Williams11671.7 years
Anderson10773.9 years
Schultz10078.8 years
Wilson8572.1 years
Davis8272.0 years
Businesses in LaPorte County, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Justice1
ALDO1KFC2
AT&T2Kincaid1
Ace Hardware4Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts2Knights Inn1
Aeropostale1Kroger2
Ann Taylor2La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's3Levi Strauss & Co.1
AutoZone2Little Caesars Pizza2
Banana Republic1Long John Silver's2
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets11
Best Western1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's8
Brooks Brothers1Meijer1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Menards1
Burger King4Microtel1
CVS4Motherhood Maternity1
Carson Pirie Scott1New Balance4
Casual Male XL1Nike8
Chevrolet1Office Depot1
Chico's1OfficeMax1
Clarion1Old Navy1
Clarks1Olive Garden1
Coldwater Creek1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless2Payless2
Curves2Penske3
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen9Popeyes1
Decora Cabinetry2Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Red Roof Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
Eddie Bauer1Ryan's Grill1
Famous Footwear1SAS Shoes1
FedEx7Sears2
Finish Line1Skechers USA1
Ford2Sprint Nextel1
GNC2Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks1
Gap2Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill1Subway11
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block4T-Mobile4
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul7
Honda1U.S. Cellular2
Hyundai1UPS16
IHOP1Walgreens4
IZOD1Walmart2
J.Crew1Wendy's2
JCPenney1White Castle1
Jewel-Osco1YMCA1
Jones New York4

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