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Porter County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 167,791 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 146,798 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 35,194
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,083
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 41,867
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,721 (it was 12,782 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 418 sq. mi.

Water area: 103.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 401 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Porter County: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.0%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Porter County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Indiana median age:

37.6 years
Males: 82,455  (49.1%)
Females: 85,336  (50.9%)
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Porter County,IN real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Porter County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,196 ($53,100 in 1999)

This county:

$66,196
Indiana:

$52,314

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $746 (lower quartile is $644, upper quartile is $937)
This county:

$746
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $177,400 (it was $123,000 in 2000)
Porter:

$177,400
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,900 - $250,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $209,923
Here:

$209,923
State:

$172,153

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,870
Here:

$157,870
State:

$157,859

In 2-unit structures: $129,004
Here:

$129,004
State:

$132,743

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,373
Here:

$79,373
State:

$104,726

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,024
Here:

$84,024
State:

$138,985

Mobile homes: $40,108
Here:

$40,108
State:

$57,226
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,295
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $443

Institutionalized population: 1,423

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 178
  • Thefts: 640
  • Auto thefts: 92

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 205
  • Thefts: 599
  • Auto thefts: 126
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 846 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2001: 860 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2002: 823 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2003: 980 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2004: 1203 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2005: 1272 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2006: 926 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2007: 675 buildings, average cost: $225,500
  • 2008: 364 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2009: 249 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2010: 243 buildings, average cost: $264,600
  • 2011: 221 buildings, average cost: $243,700
  • 2012: 302 buildings, average cost: $257,600
  • 2013: 406 buildings, average cost: $289,400
  • 2014: 370 buildings, average cost: $275,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Porter, IN residents
Average permit cost in Porter, 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 2016: $1,739 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,452 (0.9%)

Porter County household income distribution in 2013 Porter County home values distribution in 2013 Porter County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.9%
Porter County:

6.9%
Indiana:

14.1%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.7% for American Indian residents, 9.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.9% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.1 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 39.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.8 years old, Black residents: 34.5 years old, American Indian residents: 67.4 years old, Asian residents: 40.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.9 years old, Other race residents: 33.5 years old)

Area name: Gary, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Porter County is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $727 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $869 a month.

Cities in this county include: Portage, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Lakes of the Four Seasons, South Haven, Porter, Hebron, Shorewood Forest, Salt Creek Commons, Kouts.

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

2012 air pollution in Porter County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 23.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Porter County: Palmira Golf Course (A), Oak Knoll Golf Course (B), Lake County Fairground (C), Pheasant Valley Country Club (D), Youche Country Club (E), Lake Hills Volunteer Fire Department (F), Maple Grove Greenhouse and Nursery (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Porter County include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Matthias Church (D), Lake Hills Baptist Church (E), Lake Prairie Church (F), Zion United Church of Christ (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Creek Cemetery (1), Brunswick Cemetery (2), Fuller Cemetery (3), Sanders Cemetery (4), German Cemetery (5), Zion Evangelical Cemetery (6), Plum Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Fancher Lake (A), Fisher Pond (B), Hermit Lake (C), J C Murphey Lake (D), Golf Lake (E), Hidden Lake (F), Lake Dalecarlia (G), Lake Seven (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Run (A), West Creek (B), Stony Run (C), Eagle Creek (D), Cedar Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Porter County include: Camp Area Number Five (1), Lemon Lake County Park (2), Buckley Homestead County Park (3), Leroy Community Park (4), Deep River County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: New London County, Connecticut , Columbia County, Pennsylvania , Deuel County, Nebraska , Huron County, Ohio , Kane County, Illinois , Lucas County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 8,959
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,436 (57.0% naturalized citizens)

Porter County:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,2902010 or later
  • 9932000 to 2009
  • 1,3371990 to 1999
  • 6521980 to 1989
  • 5751970 to 1979
  • 1,687Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Porter County marital status for males Porter County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 49,719
  • One, attached: 4,795
  • Two: 1,621
  • 3 or 4: 2,696
  • 5 to 9: 2,548
  • 10 to 19: 1,821
  • 20 to 49: 1,007
  • 50 or more: 476
  • Mobile homes: 3,178

Housing units in Porter County with a mortgage: 33,378 (462 second mortgage, 3,635 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,732

Here:

70.2% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Porter County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic29,5838
Evangelical Protestant23,85791
Mainline Protestant10,64026
Other1,1367
Orthodox8602
None98,267-
Porter 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: 13
Porter County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Porter County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 105
This county:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Porter County:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Porter County:

28.6%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Porter County:

Average size of farms: 241 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $61,579
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $246.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.51%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $55,376
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,740
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 17.91%
Corn for grain: 60283 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1962 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 57399 harvested acres
Vegetables: 944 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Tornado activity:

Porter County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 1614336.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/12/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Porter 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 216.6 miles away from Porter 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 191.6 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 283.7 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 247.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from Porter 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 214.6 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 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 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 09, 1998 to March 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1217: May 08, 1998, FEMA Id: 1217, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 16, 1992 to July 23, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-962: September 18, 1992, FEMA Id: 962, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 1990 to January 22, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-891: January 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 891, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Porter County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (23%)
  • India (13%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Jordan (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Porter County


  • German (17%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Porter County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 56,643 (86.3%)
  • Carpooled: 3,741 (5.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 172 (0.3%)
  • Railroad: 17 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 31 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 437 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 291 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,398 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,127 (4.8%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,859 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 945 people in nursing homes
  • 223 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 180 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 81 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 74 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 65 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 47 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels

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

  • 1,772 people in college/university student housing
  • 867 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 508 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 74 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 48 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,038.

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Indiana average:

5.59%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

3.72% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($24,097 average AGI)
2.21% relocated from other states ($19,114 average AGI)
Porter County:

2.21%
Indiana average:

2.09%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IN  2.40% ($37,666 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.48% ($57,296)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.46% ($36,569)
from Jasper County, IN  0.16% ($38,119)
from Marion County, IN  0.11% ($38,149)
from Will County, IL  0.08% ($48,373)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.08% ($43,469)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Indiana average:

5.83%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

3.21% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($20,020 average AGI)
2.41% relocated to other states ($21,476 average AGI)
Porter County:

2.41%
Indiana average:

2.32%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, IN  1.60% ($33,771 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.57% ($37,156)
to Cook County, IL  0.40% ($44,678)
to Jasper County, IN  0.19% ($38,008)
to Marion County, IN  0.17% ($26,963)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.08% ($33,080)
to Starke County, IN  0.07% ($36,190)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Porter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Porter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Porter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Porter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Porter County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Porter County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Porter County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Porter County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Porter County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,915 (18,387 aged, 3,528 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,951 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Porter County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,464)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,381)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (914)
  • Unspecified dementia (734)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (704)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (687)
  • Congestive heart failure (556)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (554)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (372)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (354)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,512
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 178
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,642

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,138
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 767
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 21.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.1
  • Suffocation - 32.0
  • Poisoning - 28.2
  • Other - 4.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 167,791
  • In family households: 139,630 (23,983 male householders, 20,038 female householders)
    33,317 spouses, 49,854 children (45,834 natural, 1,561 adopted, 2,459 stepchildren), 2,792 grandchildren, 1,710 brothers or sisters, 3,064 parents, 1,295 other relatives, 3,577 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,043 (9,518 male householders (7,087 living alone)), 9,447 female householders (8,114 living alone)), 5,078 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,118

Size of family households: 18,843 2-persons, 10,575 3-persons, 8,368 4-persons, 4,422 5-persons, 930 6-persons, 883 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,201 1-person, 3,188 2-persons, 363 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 132 5-persons.

24,391 married couples with children.
8,873 single-parent households (3,402 men, 5,471 women).

93.1% of residents of Porter speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $603,239,000 ($3,893 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,378,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $349,100,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $130,415,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,319,000
Federal grants: $80,746,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,602,000 ($2,981,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $27,057,000 ($804,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $23,631,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $97,432,000
Federal Government insurance: $32,009,000

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

Births: 9,627
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,079
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +813
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,837
Here +43 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Porter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.11 millions of gallons per day (30% from ground, 70% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Porter County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Porter County, Indiana
  • 8372014 or later
  • 1,8502010 to 2013
  • 10,7372000 to 2009
  • 11,7501990 to 1999
  • 9,1071980 to 1989
  • 14,4381970 to 1979
  • 6,0581960 to 1969
  • 5,5871950 to 1959
  • 2,3731940 to 1949
  • 5,1241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Porter County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Porter County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Porter County, Indiana
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 5253 rooms
  • 2,8394 rooms
  • 8,5665 rooms
  • 11,6426 rooms
  • 10,0187 rooms
  • 6,0808 rooms
  • 8,4409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Porter County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Porter County, Indiana
  • 5321 room
  • 5792 rooms
  • 2,4373 rooms
  • 5,6774 rooms
  • 3,3105 rooms
  • 1,3776 rooms
  • 8397 rooms
  • 1118 rooms
  • 149+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Porter County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Porter County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Porter County, Indiana
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2991 bedroom
  • 5,6932 bedrooms
  • 27,3773 bedrooms
  • 12,0504 bedrooms
  • 2,6915+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Porter County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Porter County, Indiana
  • 568no bedroom
  • 2,9481 bedroom
  • 7,6622 bedrooms
  • 3,4863 bedrooms
  • 1464 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Porter County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Porter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Porter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 849no vehicle
  • 10,8601 vehicle
  • 22,1782 vehicles
  • 9,3203 vehicles
  • 3,1074 vehicles
  • 1,7965+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Porter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Porter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,087no vehicle
  • 7,6021 vehicle
  • 4,5792 vehicles
  • 1,3983 vehicles
  • 2104 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.0% of Porter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Indiana.

Porter County:

86.0%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 108,692
  • Other state: 51,487
  • Northeast: 5,991
  • Midwest: 30,697
  • South: 11,099
  • West: 3,700
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Porter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 92.2%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.8%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,064
Here:

11.6%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 824
Here:

9.4%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,356
Here:

36.9%
Indiana:

20.5%

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

Porter County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $3,160,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $178,135,000
    General - Other: $19,577,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,508,000
    Regular Highways: $8,412,000
    Police Protection: $5,879,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,938,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,650,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,973,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,762,000
    Financial Administration: $2,190,000
    Health - Other: $1,273,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $785,000
    Parks and Recreation: $421,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $87,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
    Solid Waste Management: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,698,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $6,699,000
    General - Other: $1,543,000
    Regular Highways: $501,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    Corrections - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $92,716,000

Porter County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $210,257,000
    All Other: $2,165,000
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,222,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $500,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,508,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,669,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,871,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $966,000
    Special Assessments: $595,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,055,000
    Highways: $3,560,000
    Public Welfare: $2,135,000
    All Other: $1,477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $347,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,202,000
    Individual Income: $2,507,000
    NEC: $1,083,000
    Other License: $333,000

Porter County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,346,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,749,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,577,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,980,000

Porter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,311,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,675,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,467,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,501
  • Number of aged recipients: 79
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,422
  • Number of recipients under 18: 360
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,001
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 140
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 433
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 716
Porter County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
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Porter County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 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 ORIGINATED822$154,159776$176,7645,458$164,313280$74,62911$1,916,636256$166,19565$85,169
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$159,76081$160,630489$172,71225$69,1200$024$173,12511$58,545
APPLICATIONS DENIED93$158,516118$164,3391,576$175,495154$45,8441$3,450,00066$179,51532$55,219
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$137,52348$170,167790$173,63716$91,0632$1,975,00026$144,7697$103,286
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$152,13311$133,000278$175,09422$107,3640$012$117,8334$121,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED140$195,979199$190,0253$105,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED67$206,14978$189,5514$188,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$203,76545$186,1781$82,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$237,33323$192,3480$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$144,0004$124,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Porter, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Porter, IN - Value
Most common first names in Porter County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,49774.9 years
Mary1,38479.9 years
Robert1,10170.0 years
William1,08874.2 years
Helen79480.5 years
James79269.5 years
George72875.9 years
Charles72173.9 years
Joseph68675.8 years
Margaret58479.6 years
Most common last names in Porter County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith39373.8 years
Johnson35076.2 years
Miller28876.0 years
Brown24674.4 years
Jones21373.9 years
Anderson20775.1 years
Williams20672.9 years
Wilson15472.7 years
Davis13573.5 years
Thomas11673.4 years
Businesses in Porter County, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy2
ALDI2Lane Bryant1
AT&T3Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware5Little Caesars Pizza4
Advance Auto Parts4Long John Silver's3
Applebee's2Lowe's1
Arby's5Marriott1
AutoZone4Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins4Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's11
Best Western2Menards2
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Buffalo Wild Wings3Nike10
Burger King6Nissan1
CVS5Panera Bread1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske2
Comfort Inn3Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut3
Curves4Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen9Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Dennys2Rue211
Discount Tire1SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza3Sears3
DressBarn1Sephora1
Dressbarn1Shoe Carnival1
Dunkin Donuts6Sprint Nextel5
Famous Footwear1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks4
FedEx18Steak 'n Shake2
Ford1Subaru1
GNC3Subway16
GameStop1Super 84
Goodwill1T-Mobile5
H&R Block8T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's2Taco Bell6
Hilton2Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul8
Jewel-Osco2U.S. Cellular2
Jimmy John's8UPS38
Jones New York4Verizon Wireless2
Justice1Walgreens10
KFC5Walmart2
Kincaid1Wendy's6
Kmart3White Castle2
Kohl's2YMCA4

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