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LaPorte County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2019: 109,888 (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: 184 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in LaPorte County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.4%), Manufacturing (21.3%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in LaPorte County, IN (2019)
    • 87,34278.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,33811.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,6426.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,5442.3%Two or more races
    • 7050.6%Asian alone
    • 3010.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1240.1%Some other race alone
    • 60.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years
Males: 57,617  (52.4%)
Females: 52,271  (47.6%)
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Average household size:
LaPorte County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,019 ($41,430 in 1999)
This county:

$56,019
Indiana:

$57,603

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $610 (lower quartile is $458, upper quartile is $712)
This county:

$610
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,000 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
LaPorte:

$145,000
Indiana:

$156,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,800 - $197,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $179,954
Here:

$179,954
State:

$196,369

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,577
Here:

$187,577
State:

$179,895

In 2-unit structures: $85,233
Here:

$85,233
State:

$129,696

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,457
Here:

$152,457
State:

$148,047

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,002
Here:

$157,002
State:

$188,172

Mobile homes: $31,262
Here:

$31,262
State:

$63,481

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,105
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $414

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

  • 1997: 430 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 1998: 492 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 1999: 532 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2000: 418 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2001: 406 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 392 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2003: 396 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2004: 419 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2005: 441 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2006: 375 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2007: 301 buildings, average cost: $178,400
  • 2008: 174 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2009: 114 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2010: 156 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2011: 119 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2012: 122 buildings, average cost: $239,400
  • 2013: 97 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2014: 101 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2015: 99 buildings, average cost: $297,400
  • 2016: 92 buildings, average cost: $225,400
  • 2017: 147 buildings, average cost: $246,900
  • 2018: 134 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2019: 113 buildings, average cost: $242,800
Number of permits per 10,000 LaPorte, IN residents
Average permit cost in LaPorte, IN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,238 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,137 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in LaPorte, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in LaPorte, IN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in LaPorte, IN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.7%
LaPorte County:

13.7%
Indiana:

11.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 90.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.7% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.1 years old
(Males: 38.7 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 33.0 years old, American Indian residents: 58.2 years old, Asian residents: 21.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.2 years old, Other race residents: 36.5 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

2018 air pollution in LaPorte County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in LaPorte County: Eaton Creek Golf Course (A), Steuben County Speedway (B), Myers Bait and Fish Hatchery (C), Lake James Golf Course (D), Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campgrounds (E), Oak Hill Camp (F), Bachelor Farms (G), M and M Dairy Farm (H), Salem Center Volunteer Fire Department (I), Helmer Volunteer Fire Department (J), Pleasant Lake Volunteer Fire Department (K), Steuben County Rest Home (L), Metz Volunteer Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in LaPorte County include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Lake Gage Congregational Church (B), The Church of God (C), Lake James Lutheran Church (D), Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes (E), Helmer United Methodist Church (F), Helmer United Baptist Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Hamilton United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Sowles Cemetery (2), Block Cemetery (3), Teeters Cemetery (4), Flint Cemetery (5), Hollister Cemetery (6), Dygert Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Failing Lake (B), Mirror Lake (C), Mink Lake (D), Middle Center Lake (E), Middle Basin (F), Meserve Lake (G), McClish Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Fish Creek (A), Hanselman Branch (B), Follette Creek (C), Crooked Creek (D), Black Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in LaPorte County include: Pokagon State Park (1), Camp Indogan (2), Steuben County Park (3), Marsh Lake Wetlands State Fish and Wildlife Area (4), Cedar Lake Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Newport County, Rhode Island , Dutchess County, New York , Hillsdale County, Michigan , Lake County , Nance County, Nebraska , Steuben County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

4.9%

Unemployment by year in LaPorte, IN

Current college students: 4,525
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,732 (57.3% naturalized citizens)

LaPorte County:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5642010 or later
  • 1,0322000 to 2009
  • 8111990 to 1999
  • 3981980 to 1989
  • 3781970 to 1979
  • 1,074Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 38,349
  • One, attached: 1,361
  • Two: 1,949
  • 3 or 4: 1,233
  • 5 to 9: 981
  • 10 to 19: 1,762
  • 20 to 49: 1,811
  • 50 or more: 223
  • Mobile homes: 1,648

Housing units in LaPorte County with a mortgage: 20,316 (334 second mortgage, 2,689 home equity loan, 74 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,931

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

65.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for LaPorte County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 2891125.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 29 fatalities and 371 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 23 people and injured 294 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

LaPorte County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 23% greater 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, 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 225.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.3 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 LaPorte County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 31, 2020, FEMA Id: 4515, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Indiana Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - March 4, 2018, FEMA Id: 4363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2009 to March 14, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1832: April 22, 2009, FEMA Id: 1832, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to October 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1795: September 23, 2008, FEMA Id: 1795, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 2008 to March 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1740: January 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 1740, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3162: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3162, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in LaPorte County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - LaPorte

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,961 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 4,351 (10.4%)
  • Bus: 182 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 12 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 8 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 376 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 199 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 914 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,891 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (37%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Lebanon (4%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in LaPorte County


  • German (18%)
  • American (10%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $56,510.

4.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.68% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($23,089 average AGI)
1.98% relocated from other states ($25,438 average AGI)
LaPorte County:

1.98%
Indiana average:

2.21%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Porter County, IN  1.07% ($44,131 average AGI)
from Lake County, IN  0.49% ($37,033)
from Cook County, IL  0.43% ($70,627)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.40% ($44,538)
from Berrien County, MI  0.21% ($34,066)
from Starke County, IN  0.14% ($37,017)
from Marion County, IN  0.10% ($39,372)


5.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.76% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($22,242 average AGI)
2.24% relocated to other states ($21,244 average AGI)
LaPorte County:

2.24%
Indiana average:

2.40%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Porter County, IN  0.94% ($47,608 average AGI)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.58% ($37,536)
to Lake County, IN  0.38% ($35,067)
to Cook County, IL  0.25% ($59,738)
to Marion County, IN  0.18% ($29,895)
to Berrien County, MI  0.17% ($34,547)
to Starke County, IN  0.14% ($40,576)

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 2019: 11.9

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 2019: 10.6

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 population in LaPorte County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in LaPorte County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in LaPorte County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in LaPorte County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in LaPorte County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in LaPorte County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in LaPorte County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,699 (14,683 aged, 3,016 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,862 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in LaPorte County, Indiana in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,856)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,545)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,114)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,097)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (918)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (669)
  • Unspecified dementia (665)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (597)
  • Congestive heart failure (503)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (446)

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: 13,623
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 405
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,393

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,165
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 953
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
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: 109,888
  • Male householders: 21,844 (5,449 living alone), Female householders: 21,256 (6,775 living alone)
  • 18,833 spouses (18,780 opposite-sex spouses), 3,397 unmarried partners, (3,158 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 28,613 children (26,296 natural, 1,081 adopted, 1,236 stepchildren), 2,632 grandchildren, 626 brothers or sisters, 938 parents, 26 foster children, 1,594 other relatives, 2,092 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 8,037

Size of family households: 13,790 2-persons, 7,367 3-persons, 3,939 4-persons, 2,448 5-persons, 889 6-persons, 188 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,224 1-person, 1,777 2-persons, 376 3-persons, 102 4-persons.

10,268 married couples with children.
9,724 single-parent households (1,970 men, 7,754 women).

93.9% of residents of LaPorte speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $532,312,000 ($4,850 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:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Year house built in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 6922014 or later
  • 1,1712010 to 2013
  • 4,5392000 to 2009
  • 5,3651990 to 1999
  • 4,3921980 to 1989
  • 6,9781970 to 1979
  • 4,7301960 to 1969
  • 5,6461950 to 1959
  • 3,4181940 to 1949
  • 12,3861939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 211 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1723 rooms
  • 1,9724 rooms
  • 6,4525 rooms
  • 9,7356 rooms
  • 4,8277 rooms
  • 3,6268 rooms
  • 4,4429+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 3251 room
  • 5032 rooms
  • 2,1123 rooms
  • 4,4744 rooms
  • 2,3085 rooms
  • 7386 rooms
  • 5457 rooms
  • 4048 rooms
  • 4449+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 62no bedroom
  • 2401 bedroom
  • 5,2332 bedrooms
  • 18,7293 bedrooms
  • 5,5104 bedrooms
  • 1,4735+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 403no bedroom
  • 2,6001 bedroom
  • 5,9842 bedrooms
  • 2,1413 bedrooms
  • 6064 bedrooms
  • 1195+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in LaPorte County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in LaPorte County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in LaPorte County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 651no vehicle
  • 6,3971 vehicle
  • 14,5672 vehicles
  • 5,5573 vehicles
  • 2,8184 vehicles
  • 1,2575+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in LaPorte County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in LaPorte County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,286no vehicle
  • 6,0911 vehicle
  • 2,3242 vehicles
  • 9093 vehicles
  • 1224 vehicles
  • 1215+ vehicles

84.4% of LaPorte County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Indiana.

LaPorte County:

84.4%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 79,932
  • Other state: 26,364
  • Northeast: 2,171
  • Midwest: 15,354
  • South: 7,036
  • West: 1,803
Year householders moved into unit in LaPorte County, IN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in LaPorte County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 84.8%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 483
Here:

5.1%
Indiana:

12.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 305
Here:

5.4%
Indiana:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 117
Here:

4.5%
Indiana:

21.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

LaPorte County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,963,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,984,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $943,000
    General - Other: $138,000
    Sewerage: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,553,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,300,000
    Health - Other: $5,902,000
    Police Protection: $5,070,000
    Regular Highways: $4,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,411,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,240,000
    Financial Administration: $1,658,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $508,000
    Sewerage: $167,000
    Water Utilities: $75,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $372,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,567,000
    Interest Earnings: $638,000
    Rents: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,459,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,043,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Health and Hospitals: $126,000
    Highways: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $163,785,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,757,000
    Other License: $368,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,000

LaPorte County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,963,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,984,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $943,000
    General - Other: $138,000
    Sewerage: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,553,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,300,000
    Health - Other: $5,902,000
    Police Protection: $5,070,000
    Regular Highways: $4,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,411,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,240,000
    Financial Administration: $1,658,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $508,000
    Sewerage: $167,000
    Water Utilities: $75,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $372,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,567,000
    Interest Earnings: $638,000
    Rents: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,459,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,043,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Health and Hospitals: $126,000
    Highways: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $163,785,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,757,000
    Other License: $368,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,000

LaPorte County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,963,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,984,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $943,000
    General - Other: $138,000
    Sewerage: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,553,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,300,000
    Health - Other: $5,902,000
    Police Protection: $5,070,000
    Regular Highways: $4,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,411,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,240,000
    Financial Administration: $1,658,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $508,000
    Sewerage: $167,000
    Water Utilities: $75,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $372,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,567,000
    Interest Earnings: $638,000
    Rents: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,459,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,043,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Health and Hospitals: $126,000
    Highways: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $163,785,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,757,000
    Other License: $368,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,000

LaPorte County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,963,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,984,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $943,000
    General - Other: $138,000
    Sewerage: $36,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,594,000
    Central Staff Services: $13,553,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,300,000
    Health - Other: $5,902,000
    Police Protection: $5,070,000
    Regular Highways: $4,999,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,411,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,240,000
    Financial Administration: $1,658,000
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $508,000
    Sewerage: $167,000
    Water Utilities: $75,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $57,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $372,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,312,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,567,000
    Interest Earnings: $638,000
    Rents: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $68,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $526,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,459,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,043,000
    Other: $1,134,000
    Health and Hospitals: $126,000
    Highways: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $163,785,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,757,000
    Other License: $368,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $87,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $12,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,798
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,733
  • Number of recipients under 18: 436
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,213
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 149
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 501
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 840
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 in LaPorte, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in LaPorte, IN - 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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