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Demographics Analysis

The people of Porter County, Indiana give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Male:

Under 5 years : 4,669

5 to 9 years : 5,895

10 to 14 years : 5,509

15 to 17 years : 3,722

18 and 19 years : 2,373

20 years : 1,107

21 years : 1,480

22 to 24 years : 2,862

25 to 29 years : 4,968

30 to 34 years : 5,329

35 to 39 years : 5,726

40 to 44 years : 5,061

45 to 49 years : 5,429

50 to 54 years : 6,228

55 to 59 years : 6,123

60 and 61 years : 2,431

62 to 64 years : 2,827

65 and 66 years : 1,961

67 to 69 years : 1,691

70 to 74 years : 2,561

75 to 79 years : 1,788

80 to 84 years : 992

85 years and over : 848

Female:

Under 5 years : 4,585

5 to 9 years : 5,123

10 to 14 years : 5,819

15 to 17 years : 3,573

18 and 19 years : 1,891

20 years : 1,363

21 years : 1,007

22 to 24 years : 3,383

25 to 29 years : 4,939

30 to 34 years : 5,266

35 to 39 years : 5,206

40 to 44 years : 5,673

45 to 49 years : 6,002

50 to 54 years : 6,632

55 to 59 years : 6,263

60 and 61 years : 2,256

62 to 64 years : 3,123

65 and 66 years : 2,003

67 to 69 years : 2,201

70 to 74 years : 2,338

75 to 79 years : 1,951

80 to 84 years : 1,800

85 years and over : 1,942


(updated 2013)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Porter County, Indiana)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 158,365

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 450

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 614

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 3,743

Not a U.S. citizen : 2,747


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 8,253

5 to 17 years : 23,364

18 to 24 years : 9,924

25 to 34 years : 13,886

35 to 44 years : 13,085

45 to 54 years : 14,817

55 to 59 years : 6,903

60 and 61 years : 2,701

62 to 64 years : 3,194

65 to 74 years : 5,923

75 years and over : 4,285

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 930

5 to 17 years : 5,918

18 to 24 years : 4,944

25 to 34 years : 5,293

35 to 44 years : 7,073

45 to 54 years : 8,215

55 to 59 years : 4,913

60 and 61 years : 1,641

62 to 64 years : 2,339

65 to 74 years : 6,157

75 years and over : 4,607

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 63

18 to 24 years : 76

25 to 34 years : 262

35 to 44 years : 156

45 to 54 years : 198

55 to 59 years : 112

60 and 61 years : 92

62 to 64 years : 33

65 to 74 years : 72

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 71

5 to 17 years : 296

18 to 24 years : 522

25 to 34 years : 1,061

35 to 44 years : 1,352

45 to 54 years : 1,061

55 to 59 years : 458

60 and 61 years : 253

62 to 64 years : 384

65 to 74 years : 603

75 years and over : 429


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Porter County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 25,472

Now married, except separated : 41,024

Divorced : 9,215

Separated : 1,010

Widowed : 3,408

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 10,983

Now married, except separated : 26,359

Divorced : 5,441

Separated : 590

Widowed : 3,563

Native; born outside the United States:

Never married : 168

Now married, except separated : 741

Divorced : 30

Separated : 22

Widowed : 63

Foreign born:

Never married : 1,196

Now married, except separated : 4,065

Divorced : 424

Separated : 57

Widowed : 488


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Individual Income
(Porter County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence:

No income : 12,387

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 12,555

$10,000 to $14,999 : 5,864

$15,000 to $24,999 : 10,940

$25,000 to $34,999 : 8,106

$35,000 to $49,999 : 10,141

$50,000 to $64,999 : 6,921

$65,000 to $74,999 : 3,373

$75,000 or more : 9,842

Born in other state in the United States:

No income : 7,238

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 7,603

$10,000 to $14,999 : 3,600

$15,000 to $24,999 : 5,509

$25,000 to $34,999 : 4,364

$35,000 to $49,999 : 5,132

$50,000 to $64,999 : 4,775

$65,000 to $74,999 : 1,872

$75,000 or more : 6,843

Native; born outside the United States:

No income : 206

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 92

$10,000 to $14,999 : 7

$15,000 to $24,999 : 160

$25,000 to $34,999 : 129

$35,000 to $49,999 : 47

$50,000 to $64,999 : 163

$65,000 to $74,999 : 43

$75,000 or more : 177

Foreign born:

No income : 1,500

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 828

$10,000 to $14,999 : 583

$15,000 to $24,999 : 920

$25,000 to $34,999 : 306

$35,000 to $49,999 : 441

$50,000 to $64,999 : 451

$65,000 to $74,999 : 352

$75,000 or more : 849


(updated 2013)



Median Income By Place Of Birth
(Porter County, Indiana)

Born in state of residence : 30,409

Born in other state of the United States : 32,276

Native; born outside the United States : 39,886

Foreign born : 25,659


(updated 2013)



Population Under 18 Years By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Under 3 years : 5,392

3 and 4 years : 3,852

5 years : 2,130

6 to 8 years : 6,613

9 to 11 years : 6,959

12 to 14 years : 6,636

15 to 17 years : 7,284


(updated 2013)



Household Income
(Porter County, Indiana)

Less than $10,000 : 3,388

$10,000 to $14,999 : 2,614

$15,000 to $19,999 : 2,791

$20,000 to $24,999 : 2,352

$25,000 to $29,999 : 2,105

$30,000 to $34,999 : 2,716

$35,000 to $39,999 : 2,677

$40,000 to $44,999 : 2,719

$45,000 to $49,999 : 2,657

$50,000 to $59,999 : 4,701

$60,000 to $74,999 : 6,640

$75,000 to $99,999 : 9,873

$100,000 to $124,999 : 7,920

$125,000 to $149,999 : 2,996

$150,000 to $199,999 : 3,729

$200,000 or more : 1,903


(updated 2013)





Total Population In Porter County, Indiana is 165,919



(updated 2013)



Male Population in Porter County, Indiana: 81,580
Female Population in Porter County, Indiana: 84,339


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Porter County, Indiana: 38.0
Median Female Resident Age in Porter County, Indiana: 40.0


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Indiana is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Porter County, Indiana


White


Both sexes

39.7

Male

38.6

Female

40.8

Black or African American


Both sexes

27.0

Male

25.4

Female

28.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

34.3

Male

39.6

Female

29.8

Asian


Both sexes

36.2

Male

33.6

Female

37.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

27.5

Male

24.8

Female

35.5

Other


Both sexes

26.8

Male

27.4

Female

26.2

Two or More Races


Both sexes

16.0

Male

15.7

Female

16.2

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

24.8

Male

24.8

Female

24.9

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

40.5

Male

39.4

Female

41.7


(updated 2010)



Health Insurance Coverage Status By Sex By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 5,724

No health insurance coverage : 248

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 13,257

No health insurance coverage : 556

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 5,918

No health insurance coverage : 1,788

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 7,309

No health insurance coverage : 2,827

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 9,324

No health insurance coverage : 1,420

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 10,378

No health insurance coverage : 1,195

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 10,611

No health insurance coverage : 744

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 6,173

No health insurance coverage : 6

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 3,308

No health insurance coverage : 21

Female:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 5,241

No health insurance coverage : 177

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 12,847

No health insurance coverage : 832

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 6,084

No health insurance coverage : 1,546

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 7,994

No health insurance coverage : 2,211

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 9,367

No health insurance coverage : 1,498

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 10,951

No health insurance coverage : 1,655

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 10,123

No health insurance coverage : 1,495

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 6,415

No health insurance coverage : 4

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 5,257

No health insurance coverage : 62


(updated 2013)



Employer-Based Health Insurance By Sex By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 3,569

No employer-based health insurance : 2,403

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 10,243

No employer-based health insurance : 3,570

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 5,152

No employer-based health insurance : 2,554

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 6,115

No employer-based health insurance : 4,021

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 8,718

No employer-based health insurance : 2,026

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 9,124

No employer-based health insurance : 2,449

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 8,551

No employer-based health insurance : 2,804

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,996

No employer-based health insurance : 3,183

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,325

No employer-based health insurance : 2,004

Female:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 3,483

No employer-based health insurance : 1,935

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 9,859

No employer-based health insurance : 3,820

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 4,947

No employer-based health insurance : 2,683

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 6,311

No employer-based health insurance : 3,894

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 8,439

No employer-based health insurance : 2,426

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 9,476

No employer-based health insurance : 3,130

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 8,425

No employer-based health insurance : 3,193

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 2,365

No employer-based health insurance : 4,054

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,709

No employer-based health insurance : 3,610


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Nativity
(Porter County, Indiana)

Native:

Born in state of residence : 106,335

Born in other state in the United States : 52,030

Born outside the United States:

Puerto Rico : 418

U.S. Island Areas or born abroad of American parent(s) : 646

Foreign born : 6,490


(updated 2013)



Languages Spoken At Home
(Porter County, Indiana)

Speak only English : 146,102

Spanish or Spanish Creole : 5,683

French (including Patois, Creole, Cajun) : 109

German or other West Germanic languages : 819

Slavic languages : 1,096

Other Indo-European languages : 1,218

Korean : 44

Chinese : 466

Vietnamese : 58

Tagalog : 435

Other Asian and Pacific Island languages : 314

Other and unspecified languages : 321


(updated 2013)



Medicare Coverage By Sex By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Male:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 52

No Medicare coverage : 19,733

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 1,902

No Medicare coverage : 49,612

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 9,103

No Medicare coverage : 405

Female:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 0

No Medicare coverage : 19,097

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 1,413

No Medicare coverage : 51,511

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 11,361

No Medicare coverage : 377


(updated 2013)



Races in Porter County, Indiana


  • White: 153,049
  • African American: 5,697
  • American Indian: 430
  • Asian: 2,411
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 53
  • Some Other Race: 1,986
  • Two or More Races: 2,293



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Porter County, Indiana citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Porter County, Indiana

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 166   (0.36%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 87   (0.19%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 264   (0.58%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 770   (1.69%)
  • 9th Grade: 569   (1.25%)
  • 10th Grade: 1,171   (2.57%)
  • 11th Grade: 927   (2.04%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 1,221   (2.68%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 16,916   (37.18%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 3,257   (7.16%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 6,945   (15.26%)
  • Associate Degree: 2,392   (5.26%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 6,202   (13.63%)
  • Master's Degree: 2,938   (6.46%)
  • Professional School Degree: 1,087   (2.39%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 589   (1.29%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 240   (0.49%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 116   (0.24%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 206   (0.42%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 815   (1.66%)
  • 9th Grade: 765   (1.56%)
  • 10th Grade: 1,295   (2.64%)
  • 11th Grade: 1,226   (2.5%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 1,252   (2.56%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 18,994   (38.79%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 3,716   (7.59%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 6,542   (13.36%)
  • Associate Degree: 3,269   (6.68%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 6,541   (13.36%)
  • Master's Degree: 3,182   (6.5%)
  • Professional School Degree: 567   (1.16%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 235   (0.48%)


(updated 2010)





School Enrollment By Age
(Porter County, Indiana)

Enrolled in public school:

3 and 4 years : 1,027

5 to 9 years : 9,031

10 to 14 years : 10,024

15 to 17 years : 6,420

18 and 19 years : 2,336

20 to 24 years : 2,577

25 to 34 years : 1,702

35 years and over : 1,721

Enrolled in private school:

3 and 4 years : 833

5 to 9 years : 1,087

10 to 14 years : 1,046

15 to 17 years : 531

18 and 19 years : 1,230

20 to 24 years : 2,348

25 to 34 years : 778

35 years and over : 582

Not enrolled in school:

3 and 4 years : 1,992

5 to 9 years : 900

10 to 14 years : 258

15 to 17 years : 344

18 and 19 years : 698

20 to 24 years : 6,277

25 to 34 years : 18,022

35 years and over : 88,753


(updated 2013)



Largest School Agency's In Porter County, Indiana

  • Portage Township Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 6240 Us Hwy 6, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 762-6511, Students: 8,391 )

  • Valparaiso Community Schools


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 3801 N Campbell St, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 531-3000, Students: 6,188 )

  • Duneland School Corporation


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 601 W Morgan Ave, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 983-3600, Students: 5,666 )

  • East Porter County School Corp


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 502 E College - Po Box 370, Kouts, IN 46347, Phone: (219) 766-2214, Students: 2,163 )

  • Union Township School Corp


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 599 W 300 N Suite A, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 759-2531, Students: 1,664 )

  • Porter Township School Corp


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 248 S 500 W, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 477-4933, Students: 1,646 )

  • M S D Boone Township


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 307 S Main St, Hebron, IN 46341, Phone: (219) 996-4771, Students: 1,078 )

  • Porter County Education Services


    ( Location: 750 Ransom Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 464-9607, )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Porter County, Indiana

  • Willowcreek Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 5962 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8090, Students: 1,304 )

  • Chesterton Middle School


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: 651 W Morgan Ave, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 983-3776, Students: 918 )

  • Benjamin Franklin Mid Sch


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 605 Campbell, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 531-3020, Students: 742 )

  • William Fegely Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 5384 Stone Ave, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8150, Students: 703 )

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle Sch


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 1600 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 531-3140, Students: 657 )

  • Central Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 2825 Russell St, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8015, Students: 578 )

  • Flint Lake Elementary Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 4106 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 531-3160, Students: 552 )

  • Wallace Aylesworth Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 5910 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8010, Students: 548 )

  • George L Myers Elem Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 3100 Willowdale, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8035, Students: 508 )

  • Westchester Intermediate School


    ( Grades: 5-6, Location: 1050 S 5th St, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 983-3710, Students: 490 )

  • Bailly Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-4, Location: 800 S 5th St, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 983-3670, Students: 487 )

  • Crisman Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 6161 Old Porter Rd, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8020, Students: 473 )

  • Hebron Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 307 S Main St, Hebron, IN 46341, Phone: (219) 996-4771, Students: 470 )

  • Rowena Kyle Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 2701 Hamstrom Rd, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8030, Students: 453 )

  • South Haven Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 395 W Midway Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 763-8045, Students: 452 )

  • Porter Lakes Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 208 S 725 W, Hebron, IN 46341, Phone: (219) 988-2727, Students: 431 )

  • Ethel R Jones Elem Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 2374 Mc Cool Rd, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-8025, Students: 423 )

  • Liberty Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-4, Location: 50-1 W 900 N, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 983-3650, Students: 415 )

  • Union Center Elementary Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 272 N 600 W, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 759-2544, Students: 409 )

  • Washington Twp Middle/high School


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 381 E Sr 2, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 464-3598, Students: 404 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Porter County, Indiana

  • Portage High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 6450 Us Hwy 6, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 764-6026, Students: 2,595 )

  • Valparaiso High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 2727 N Campbell St, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 531-3070, Students: 2,071 )

  • Chesterton Senior High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 2125 S 11th St, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 983-3730, Students: 1,878 )

  • Wheeler High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 587 W 300 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 759-2561, Students: 530 )

  • Boone Grove High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 260 S 500 W, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 988-4481, Students: 528 )

  • Hebron High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 509 S Main St, Hebron, IN 46341, Phone: (219) 996-4771, Students: 348 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Porter County, Indiana

  • Valparaiso University


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 3,872; Location: S Highway 30 And Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Web: http://www.valpo.edu )

  • Don Roberts Beauty School


    ( < 2-year, Private for-profit, Student Population: 70; Location: 354 West Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46385, )

Largest Schools (Private) In Porter County, Indiana

  • St Patrick Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 640 N Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 926-1707, Students: 357 )

  • Immanuel Lutheran School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 1700 Monticello Park Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 462-8207, Students: 244 )

  • St Paul Catholic School


    ( Grades: 1-8, Location: 352 Chicago Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 462-3374, Students: 229 )

  • Nativity Of Our Savior School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 2929 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-2400, Students: 222 )

  • Portage Christian School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 3040 Arlene Street, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 762-8962, Students: 216 )

  • Fairhaven Baptist Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 86 E Oak Hill Road, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 926-6636, Students: 205 )

  • Victory Christian Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 3805 Laporte Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 548-8803, Students: 156 )

  • Chesterton Montessori School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 270 E Burdick Road, Chesterton, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 926-2359, Students: 75 )

  • South Haven Christian School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 786 Juniper Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 759-5313, Students: 69 )

  • Midwest Academy


    ( Grades: 2-12, Location: Po Box 669, Kouts, IN 46347, Phone: (219) 766-2999, Students: 58 )

  • Emmanuel Baptist Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 760 Mccool Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 759-3317, Students: 36 )

  • Shults-lewis School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: Po Box 471 325 S 150 E, Valparaiso, IN 46384, Phone: (219) 464-7669, Students: 27 )

  • Montessori School Of Valparaiso


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 505 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 462-1932, Students: 25 )

  • St Paul Tiny Tim Child Development Cente


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 1857 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 465-0882, Students: 24 )

  • Maranatha Christian Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 2780 Russell Street, Portage, IN 46368, Phone: (219) 763-4206, Students: 22 )

  • Wee Care Child Development Center Ltd


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 1750 Thornapple Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46385, Phone: (219) 462-1214, Students: 20 )

Academic Libraries In Porter County, Indiana

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Branch) In Porter County, Indiana

  • Hageman Memorial Library


    100 Francis Street, Chesterton, IN 46304

  • Hebron Public Library


    201 West Sigler Street, Hebron, IN 46341

  • Kouts Public Library


    101 East Daumer Road, Kouts, IN 46347

  • Portage Public Library


    2665 Irving Street, Portage, IN 46368

  • South Haven Public Library


    403 West 700 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Porter County, Indiana

  • Porter County Public Library System


    103 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383

  • Westchester Public Library


    200 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, IN 46304

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Porter County, Indiana


  • Bailly Homestead And Chellberg Farm


    Mineral Springs Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
    http://www.nps.gov

  • Beverly Shores Museum And Art Gallery Inc


    Po Box 305, Beverly Shores, IN 46301

  • Brauer Museum Of Art, Valparaiso University


    1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    http://www.valpo.edu/artmuseum

  • Duneland Historical Society Incorporated


    Po Box 2034, Chesterton, IN 46304

  • Friends Of Porter Inc


    315 Francis St, Chesterton, IN 46304

  • Hebron Historical Society Inc


    Po Box 679, Hebron, IN 46341

  • Historic Preservation Of Porter County


    2056 South State Road 2, Valparaiso, IN 46385

  • Historical Society Of Ogden Dunes Indiana Inc


    115 Hillcrest Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    http://www.odhistory.org

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Porter County, Indiana affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Porter County, Indiana.

Area Features of Porter County, Indiana


Airport


(1) Bodin Airport   (2) Carlson Farm Airport Historical   (3) Flying J Airport   (4) Flying M Airport   (5) Porter County Regional Airport  

Building


(1) Alliance Emergency Medical Services   (2) Alumni Hall And Career Center   (3) Beverly Shores Fire Department   (4) Beverly Shores Volunteer Fire Department   (5) Brandt Hall   (6) Burns Harbor Fire Department   (7) Burns Harbor Police Department   (8) Center For Diaconal Ministry   (9) Chesterton Fire Department   (10) Chesterton Police Department   (11) Dickmeyer Hall   (12) Domke Power House   (13) Dune Acres Town Marshal   (14) Feit Greenhouse And Farm   (15) Gellersen Center   (16) Guild Hall   (17) Hebron Fire Department   (18) Hebron Police Department   (19) Heidbrink Hall   (20) Heritage Hall   (21) Huegli Hall   (22) Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Fire Management   (23) Indiana State Police Department District 13   (24) Indiana State Prison   (25) Kouts Village Police Department   (26) Kouts Volunteer Fire Department   (27) Kretzmann Hall   (28) Kroencke Hall   (29) Lake Of Four Seasons Station 1   (30) Lakes Of The Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force Station 1   (31) Lankenau Hall   (32) Lebien Hall   (33) Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department   (34) Linwood House   (35) Loke Hall   (36) Martin Luther King Cultural Center   (37) Meier Hall   (38) Memorial Hall   (39) Memorial Opera House   (40) Miller Hall   (41) Mittal Steel Fire Department   (42) Moellering Library   (43) Morgan Township Volunteer Fire Department   (44) Mueller Hall   (45) Neils Science Center   (46) Ogden Dunes Fire Department   (47) Ogden Dunes Police Department   (48) Old Jail Museum   (49) Pine Township Volunteer Fire Department   (50) Portage Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters   (51) Portage Fire Department Station 2   (52) Portage Fire Department Station 3   (53) Portage Police Department   (54) Porter County Administrative Center   (55) Porter County Courthouse   (56) Porter County Home   (57) Porter County Jail Historical   (58) Porter County Regional Airport Station 3000   (59) Porter County Sheriff S Office   (60) Porter Emergency Medical Services Station 1   (61) Porter Emergency Medical Services Station 2   (62) Porter Emergency Medical Services Station 3   (63) Porter Emergency Medical Services Station 4   (64) Porter Fire Department   (65) Porter Police Department   (66) Porter Starke Services Inpatient Care Center   (67) Porter Township Volunteer Fire Department   (68) Porter Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1   (69) Reed S Nursery   (70) Samuelson S Nursery   (71) Scheele Hall   (72) Schnabel Hall   (73) Shultz-lewis Childrens Home   (74) South Haven Branch Porter County Public Library   (75) South Haven Fire Department Portage Township Station   (76) Tower Acres Nursery   (77) Union Township Volunteer Fire And Rescue Station 1   (78) Union Township Volunteer Fire And Rescue Station 2   (79) United States Steel Midwest Division Fire Department   (80) University Book Center   (81) University Center For The Arts   (82) Urschel Hall   (83) Valparaiso City Hall   (84) Valparaiso Family Ymca   (85) Valparaiso Fire Department Station 1   (86) Valparaiso Fire Department Station 2   (87) Valparaiso Fire Department Station 3   (88) Valparaiso Police Department   (89) Valparaiso Public Library   (90) Valparaiso Union   (91) Valplayso   (92) Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Valparaiso   (93) Wehrenberg Hall   (94) Wesemann Hall   (95) Westchester Public Library  

Canal


(1) Ahlgrim Ditch   (2) Block Ditch   (3) Breyfogel Ditch   (4) Brown Ditch   (5) Brown Levee Ditch   (6) Bryant Ditch   (7) Cain Ditch   (8) Carver Ditch   (9) Clark Ditch   (10) Cobb Ditch   (11) Cook Ditch   (12) Cornell Ditch   (13) Crooked Creek   (14) Gustafson Ditch   (15) Hannon Ditch   (16) Heimberg Ditch   (17) Henderson Ditch   (18) Hodge Ditch   (19) Johnson Ditch   (20) Jones Ditch   (21) Keller Ditch   (22) Kintzele Ditch   (23) Kithcart Ditch   (24) Koselke Ditch   (25) Krucek Ditch   (26) Little Ditch   (27) Ludington Ditch   (28) Lyon Ditch   (29) Martin Ditch   (30) Parker Ditch   (31) Peregrine Ditch   (32) Phillips Ditch   (33) Pleasant Township Ditch   (34) Pope-o Conner Ditch   (35) Portage-burns Waterway   (36) Reeves Ditch   (37) Sandy Hook Ditch   (38) Shooter Ditch   (39) Stony Run Ditch   (40) Swanson Lamporte Ditch   (41) Weiland Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Adam Cemetery   (2) Bailly Cemetery   (3) Blachly Cemetery   (4) Blake Cemetery   (5) Burstrom Cemetery   (6) Calvary Cemetery   (7) Chesterton Cemetery   (8) Cornell Cemetery   (9) Dillingham Cemetery   (10) Fleming Cemetery   (11) Furnessville Cemetery   (12) Gossett Cemetery   (13) Graceland Cemetery   (14) Hebron Cemetery   (15) Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery   (16) James Cemetery   (17) Janes Cemetery   (18) Kimball Cemetery   (19) Kinne Cemetery   (20) Ludington Cemetery   (21) Luther Cemetery   (22) Maplewood Cemetery   (23) Mccool Cemetery   (24) Memorial Park Cemetery   (25) Merriman Cemetery   (26) Mosier Cemetery   (27) Plum Grove Cemetery   (28) Robbins Cemetery   (29) Saint Patricks Cemetery   (30) Saint Pauls Cemetery   (31) Shurr Cemetery   (32) Stoner Cemetery   (33) Temple Of Israel Cemetery Of Gary   (34) Union Street Cemetery   (35) White Cemetery  

Census


(1) Aberdeen Census Designated Place   (2) Salt Creek Commons Census Designated Place   (3) Shorewood Forest Census Designated Place   (4) South Haven Census Designated Place   (5) Wheeler Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Abundant Life Family Church   (2) Adam Church Historical   (3) Apostolic Church   (4) Assembly Of God Church   (5) Augsburg Church   (6) Bethel Baptist Church   (7) Bible Baptist Church   (8) Calvary Temple Church   (9) Central Baptist Church   (10) Central Christian Church   (11) Chapel Of The Resurrection   (12) Chesterton Community Church   (13) Christ Lutheran Church   (14) Church Of Christ   (15) Crocker Bible Baptist Church   (16) Emmanuel Baptist Church   (17) Fairhaven Church   (18) Faith Baptist Church   (19) Faith Memorial Lutheran Church   (20) Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Center Of God Church   (21) First Assembly Of God Church   (22) First Baptist Church   (23) First Baptist Church Historical   (24) First Baptist Church Of South Haven   (25) First Christian Church   (26) First Church Of Christ Scientist   (27) First Church Of The Nazarene   (28) First Presbyterian Church   (29) First Presbyterian Church Historical   (30) First Southern Baptist Church   (31) First United Methodist Church   (32) First United Presbyterian Church   (33) Grace Church   (34) Heritage Lutheran Church   (35) Holy Cross Lutheran Church   (36) Hope Church   (37) Immanuel Lutheran Church   (38) Kingdom Hall Of Jehovahs Witness Church   (39) Lake View Church   (40) Liberty Bible Church   (41) Lourds Grotto Church   (42) Nativity Of Our Saviour Catholic Church   (43) Nazarene Church Historical   (44) New Life Wesleyan Church   (45) Northwood Church   (46) Ogden Dunes Community Church   (47) Old North Church   (48) Our Saviour Lutheran Church   (49) Portage First United Methodist Church   (50) Porter Assembly Of God Church   (51) Saint Andrew S Episcopal Church   (52) Saint Anns Church   (53) Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church   (54) Saint Francis Episcopal Church   (55) Saint Patricks Church   (56) Saint Paul Catholic Church   (57) Saint Paul Lutheran Church   (58) Saint Pauls Roman Catholic Church Historical   (59) Salem Church   (60) Seven Dolors Grotto Church   (61) Seven Dolors Shrine   (62) Shults Memorial Chapel   (63) South Haven Christian Church   (64) South Haven Church Of The Nazarene   (65) The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints   (66) The Open Door Baptist Church   (67) The Way Of Holiness Church   (68) Trinity Lutheran Church   (69) United Pentecostal Church   (70) Valparaiso Mennonite Church   (71) Washington Evangelical Free Church   (72) Wesleyan Methodist Church   (73) Wheeler United Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Portage   (2) City Of Valparaiso   (3) Porter County   (4) Town Of Beverly Shores   (5) Town Of Burns Harbor   (6) Town Of Chesterton   (7) Town Of Dune Acres   (8) Town Of Hebron   (9) Town Of Kouts   (10) Town Of Ogden Dunes   (11) Town Of Porter   (12) Town Of Town Of Pines   (13) Township Of Boone   (14) Township Of Center   (15) Township Of Eagle Creek   (16) Township Of Liberty   (17) Township Of Morgan   (18) Township Of Pine   (19) Township Of Pleasant   (20) Township Of Portage   (21) Township Of Porter   (22) Township Of Union   (23) Township Of Washington   (24) Township Of Westchester  

Crossing


(1) Interchange 19   (2) Interchange 3  

Dam


(1) Lake Louise Dam   (2) Lake Of The Woods Dam   (3) Loomis Lake Dam   (4) Norman Olson Lake Dam   (5) Rice Lake Dam   (6) Traekabas Mill Dam  

Harbor


(1) Burns International Harbor   (2) Burns Waterway Harbor   (3) East Harbor Arm   (4) Michigan City Harbor   (5) Outer Basin   (6) West Harbor Arm  

Hospital


(1) Portage Community Hospital   (2) Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus   (3) Valparaiso Surgery Center Of Porter Memorial Hospital  

Lake


(1) Big Bass Lake   (2) Billington Lake   (3) Bulls-eye Lake   (4) Canada Lake   (5) Carlson Pond   (6) Chestnut Lakes   (7) Chubb Lake   (8) Deep Lake   (9) Dog Lake Historical   (10) Fisher Pond   (11) Flint Lake   (12) Lake Charles   (13) Lake Eliza   (14) Lake Florence   (15) Lake Minnehaha   (16) Long Lake   (17) Mar-mac Lake   (18) Morgan Lake   (19) Moss Lake   (20) Mud Lake   (21) Pratt Lake   (22) Robbins Pond   (23) Round Lake   (24) Sagers Lake   (25) Silver Lake   (26) Spectacle Lake   (27) Wauhob Lake  

Locale


(1) Airport Water Treatment Plant   (2) Bailly Homestead Historical   (3) Bucher Hog Farm   (4) Burns Harbor East Light   (5) Burns Harbor North Light 2   (6) Burns Harbor South Light 3   (7) Burns Haror West Light 4   (8) Burns Waterway East Jetty North Light   (9) Burns Waterway East Jetty South Light   (10) Burns Waterway East Pier Light   (11) Burns Waterway West Pier Inner Light   (12) Burns Waterway West Pier Outer Light   (13) Butternut Springs Girl Scout Camp   (14) Camp Lawrence   (15) County Seat Plaza Shopping Center   (16) Creekside Park Golf Course Nd Training Center   (17) Duck Creek Country Club   (18) Elden Kuehl Pollution Control Facility   (19) Forest Park Golf Course   (20) Goodfellow Camp   (21) Michigan City Harbor Breakwater Light   (22) Michigan City Harbor Breakwater South Light   (23) Michigan City Harbor East Pierhead Light   (24) Michigan City Harbor West Pierhead Light   (25) Michigan City Yacht Club   (26) Mink Lake Golf Course   (27) North Porter County Government Complex   (28) Outer Basin Light   (29) Pines Ski Area   (30) Port Of Indiana   (31) Robbinhurst Golf Club   (32) Sand Creek Country Club   (33) Strongbow Centre Shopping Center   (34) The Course At Aberdeen   (35) Valparaiso Country Club   (36) Valparaiso Market Place Shopping Center   (37) Valparaiso Wastewater Treatment Plant  

Park


(1) Berkley Park   (2) Bicentennial Park   (3) Burns Ditch Rest Park Historical   (4) Camp Farr   (5) Chesterton Park   (6) Coffee Creek Park   (7) Countryside Park   (8) Dogwood Park   (9) Fairground Park   (10) Forest Park   (11) Foundation Meadows   (12) Glenrose Park   (13) Harbor Oaks Park   (14) Haven Hollow Park   (15) Hawthorne Park   (16) Hickory Park   (17) Imagination Glen Park   (18) Indian Springs Park   (19) Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore   (20) Indiana Dunes State Park   (21) Jesse-pilfer Park   (22) Kirchoff Park   (23) Lakewood Park   (24) Leroy Community Park   (25) Louis Alyea Memorial Park   (26) Moraine Nature Preserve   (27) Mound Street Park   (28) Ogden Gardens   (29) Olson Memorial Park   (30) Perry Park   (31) Porter County Fairgrounds And Expo Center   (32) Pullman Field   (33) Rodgers-lakewood Park   (34) Thomds Centennial Park   (35) Tower Park   (36) Two Hundred East Park   (37) West Beach Recreation Area   (38) Westside Park   (39) Will Park   (40) Woodland Park  

Populated Place


(1) Aberdeen   (2) Apple Valley Estates   (3) Aylesworth   (4) Babcock   (5) Beatrice   (6) Beverly Shores   (7) Blackhawk Beach   (8) Boone Grove   (9) Brummitt Acres   (10) Burdick   (11) Burlington Beach   (12) Burns Harbor   (13) Chesterton   (14) Clanricarde   (15) Cobbs Corner   (16) Coolwood Acres   (17) Crestview   (18) Crisman   (19) Crocker   (20) Dinwiddie   (21) Dons Mobile Home Park   (22) Dune Acres   (23) Dune Acres Station   (24) Edgewater   (25) Five Points Corner   (26) Forest Oaks   (27) Furnessville   (28) Garyton   (29) Gas Lite Mobile Home Park   (30) Gates Corner   (31) Graham Woods   (32) Haglund   (33) Hebron   (34) Hillcrest   (35) Hurlburt   (36) Kouts   (37) Lake Eliza   (38) Lake View   (39) Liberty Farm Mobile Home Park   (40) Lincoln Hills   (41) Long Lake Island   (42) Malden   (43) Marian Manor   (44) Marine Drive Mobile Home Park   (45) Mccool   (46) Meadowbrook   (47) Meadowview Mobile Home Park   (48) Morgan Park   (49) Northwood Park   (50) Ogden Dunes   (51) Pleasant Valley   (52) Portage   (53) Porter   (54) Porter Crossroads   (55) Rainbow Mobile Home Park   (56) Range Line   (57) Roble Woods   (58) Salt Creek Estates   (59) Sedley   (60) Shady Side   (61) Shadyside Mobile Home Court   (62) Shorewood Forest   (63) Smoke Corner   (64) South Haven   (65) Southeast Grove   (66) Sylvan Manor   (67) Town Of Pines   (68) Tratebas Mill   (69) Tremont   (70) Valparaiso   (71) Wake Robin Fields   (72) Western Acres   (73) Westhill   (74) Wheeler   (75) Whispering Sands Mobile Home Court   (76) Williamsburg Manor   (77) Willow Creek   (78) Wilson   (79) Woodland Village   (80) Woodville  

Post Office


(1) Chesterton Post Office   (2) Valparaiso Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Lake Louise   (2) Loomis Lake   (3) Mink Lake   (4) Norman Olson Lake   (5) Rice Lake  

School


(1) Bailly Elementary School   (2) Banta Center   (3) Benjamin Franklin Middle School   (4) Boone Grove Elementary School   (5) Boone Grove Junior-senior High School   (6) Brummitt Elementary School   (7) Center Elementary School   (8) Central Elementary School   (9) Central High School   (10) Chesterton Senior High School   (11) Columbia School Historical   (12) Cooks Corner Elementary School   (13) Crisman Elementary School   (14) Ethel R Jones Elementary School   (15) Fairhaven School   (16) Flint Lake Elementary School   (17) Garner Public School Historical   (18) George L Myers Elementary School   (19) Hayes-leonard Elementary School   (20) Hebron Elementary School   (21) Hebron Junior-senior High School   (22) Immanuel School   (23) Ivy Technical State College Northwest   (24) John Simatovich Elementary School   (25) Kouts Elementary School   (26) Kouts Junior-senior High School   (27) Liberty Elementary School   (28) Liberty Intermediate School   (29) Memorial Elementary School   (30) Morgan Township School   (31) Nativity Of Our Saviour Catholic School   (32) Newton Yost Elementary School   (33) Northview Elementary School   (34) Park Elementary School   (35) Parkview Elementary School   (36) Paul Saylor Elementary School   (37) Portage Adult Education Center   (38) Portage High School   (39) Porter Lakes School   (40) Rowena Kyle Elementary School   (41) Saint Patricks School   (42) Saint Paul School   (43) South Haven Christian School   (44) South Haven Elementary School   (45) Special Education Learning Facility   (46) Thomas Jefferson Elementary School   (47) Thomas Jefferson Middle School   (48) Thomas School Historical   (49) Union Center Elementary School   (50) Union Township Middle School   (51) Valparaiso High School   (52) Valparaiso High School Historical   (53) Valparaiso Technical Institute Historical   (54) Valparaiso University   (55) Wallace Aylesworth Elementary School   (56) Washington Township School   (57) Westchester Intermediate School   (58) Wheeler High School   (59) William Fegely Middle School   (60) Willowcreek Middle School  

Spring


(1) Butternut Springs  

Stream


(1) Beauty Creek   (2) Chester Branch   (3) Cobb Creek   (4) Coffee Creek   (5) Crisman Ditch   (6) Crooked Creek   (7) Damon Run   (8) Dunes Creek   (9) Eagle Creek   (10) East Arm Little Calumet River   (11) East Branch Stony Run   (12) Krull Ditch   (13) Middle Branch Stony Run   (14) Pepper Creek   (15) Peterson Ditch   (16) Reynolds Creek   (17) Robbins Ditch   (18) Roper Ditch   (19) Salt Creek   (20) Samuelson Ditch   (21) Sand Creek   (22) Sievers Creek   (23) Squirrel Creek   (24) Stony Run   (25) Trail Creek   (26) West Branch Crooked Creek   (27) Willow Creek  

Summit


(1) Mount Baldy   (2) Mount Holden   (3) Mount Jackson   (4) Mount Tom  

Swamp


(1) Cowles Bog   (2) Hotter Lagoon   (3) Moore Swamp  

Tower


(1) Wims-am Michigan City   (2) Wnwi-am Valparaiso   (3) Wvur-fm Valparaiso  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Porter County, Indiana

46383 (pop. 35,933) 46368 (pop. 35,709) 46385 (pop. 33,435)
46304 (pop. 21,445) 46341 (pop. 9,379) 46347 (pop. 3,981)
46301 (pop. 696) 46393 (pop. 243)  


Counties Nearby Porter County, Indiana

Lake County, IN  (pop. 493,136) 16.0 Miles
Laporte County, IN  (pop. 111,228) 16.7 Miles
Starke County, IN  (pop. 23,209) 28.4 Miles
Jasper County, IN  (pop. 33,405) 34.7 Miles
Pulaski County, IN  (pop. 13,739) 38.9 Miles
Newton County, IN  (pop. 13,974) 42.8 Miles
Marshall County, IN  (pop. 47,050) 44.4 Miles
St. Joseph County, IN  (pop. 266,624) 44.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Porter County, Indiana

219



Elevation in Porter County, Indiana is 820.0 ft. (250.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Porter County, Indiana

Lat: 41.523510 N        Long: -87.086655 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Porter County, Indiana need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Indiana

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.87 6.05 4.07 8.08 0.00 5.36
  Total Electric Industry 6.87 6.05 4.07 8.08 0.00 5.36
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.73 5.94 4.04 7.91 0.00 5.32
  Total Electric Industry 6.73 5.94 4.04 7.91 0.00 5.32
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.86 6.00 4.00 8.19 0.00 5.30
  Total Electric Industry 6.86 6.00 4.00 8.19 0.00 5.30
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.67 5.83 3.88 9.00 0.00 5.17
  Total Electric Industry 6.67 5.83 3.88 9.00 0.00 5.17
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.78 5.91 3.97 9.02 0.00 5.25
  Total Electric Industry 6.78 5.91 3.97 9.02 0.00 5.25
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.74 5.92 3.94 9.12 0.00 5.24
  Total Electric Industry 6.74 5.92 3.94 9.12 0.00 5.24
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.77 5.94 3.93 9.19 0.00 5.23
  Total Electric Industry 6.77 5.94 3.93 9.19 0.00 5.23
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.94 6.04 3.91 9.44 0.00 5.29
  Total Electric Industry 6.94 6.04 3.91 9.44 0.00 5.29
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.01 6.08 3.95 9.83 0.00 5.34
  Total Electric Industry 7.01 6.08 3.95 9.83 0.00 5.34
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.96 6.05 3.89 9.70 0.00 5.29
  Total Electric Industry 6.96 6.05 3.89 9.70 0.00 5.29
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.87 5.93 3.81 9.37 0.00 5.18
  Total Electric Industry 6.87 5.93 3.81 9.37 0.00 5.18
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 6.92 5.29 4.11 9.06 0.00 5.30
  Total Electric Industry 6.92 5.29 4.11 9.06 0.00 5.30
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 6.91 5.98 3.95 9.75 0.00 5.34
  Total Electric Industry 6.91 5.98 3.95 9.75 0.00 5.34
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.04 6.12 3.92 0.00 8.36 5.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.04 6.12 3.92 0.00 8.36 5.37
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.30 6.31 4.13 0.00 8.76 5.58
  Total Electric Industry 7.30 6.31 4.13 0.00 8.76 5.58
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 7.50 6.57 4.42 0.00 9.14 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.50 6.57 4.42 0.00 9.14 5.88
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.22 7.21 4.95 0.00 9.66 6.46
  Total Electric Industry 8.22 7.21 4.95 0.00 9.66 6.46

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Porter County, Indiana

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 3,087   (4.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 2,588   (3.7%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 3,857   (5.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 8,562   (12.1%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 8,270   (11.7%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 9,750   (13.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 9,671   (13.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 5,709   (8.1%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 3,068   (4.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 2,872   (4.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 1,136   (1.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 651   (0.9%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 5,689   (8.1%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 5,701   (8.1%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Porter County, Indiana)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,884

1 vehicle available : 10,041

2 vehicles available : 2,013

3 vehicles available : 357

4 or more vehicles available : 180

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 472

1 vehicle available : 4,229

2 vehicles available : 13,283

3 vehicles available : 2,881

4 or more vehicles available : 778

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 257

1 vehicle available : 1,530

2 vehicles available : 4,282

3 vehicles available : 3,039

4 or more vehicles available : 1,068

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 385

1 vehicle available : 2,030

2 vehicles available : 6,521

3 vehicles available : 4,410

4 or more vehicles available : 2,141


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Porter County, Indiana)

1-person household:

No workers : 6,971

1 worker : 7,504

2-person household:

No workers : 6,347

1 worker : 7,724

2 workers : 7,572

3-person household:

No workers : 991

1 worker : 3,141

2 workers : 4,448

3 workers : 1,596

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 727

1 worker : 6,052

2 workers : 6,613

3 or more workers : 2,095


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Porter County, Indiana)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 66,125

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 3,506

In 3-person carpool : 556

In 4-person carpool : 56

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 70

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 92

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 490

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 2

Railroad : 540

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 27

Motorcycle : 88

Bicycle : 325

Walked : 1,042

Other means : 319

Worked at home : 2,605


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Porter County, Indiana)

Less than 5 minutes : 2,456

5 to 9 minutes : 7,620

10 to 14 minutes : 9,394

15 to 19 minutes : 9,401

20 to 24 minutes : 9,414

25 to 29 minutes : 5,564

30 to 34 minutes : 10,374

35 to 39 minutes : 2,791

40 to 44 minutes : 4,139

45 to 59 minutes : 6,188

60 to 89 minutes : 4,122

90 or more minutes : 1,775


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Porter County, Indiana

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 10,754  (26.2%)
  • Service Occupations: 3,910  (9.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 5,835  (14.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 60  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 9,585  (23.4%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 11,739  (35.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 6,426  (19.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 12,412  (37.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 42  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 269  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Porter County, Indiana

Employed: 79,286
Unemployed: 3,630



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Porter County, Indiana

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.6%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 3.6%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 26.3%
  • Other: 68.5%



Water Usage In Porter County, Indiana

Ground Water

 
Fresh 11.98 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 11.98 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 709.73 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 709.73 Mgal/d





There are 927 Farms In Porter County, Indiana


(updated 2008)



Banks In Porter County, Indiana

1st Source Bank - 12 Branches


    Bank Assets: $58.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 80

Centier Bank - 12 Branches


    Bank Assets: $30.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 48

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 8 Branches


    Bank Assets: $16b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Horizon Bank, National Association - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $10.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 34

Fifth Third Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $520.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,348

Bmo Harris Bank National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $372.5m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 663

First State Bank Of Porter - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $467.4k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 6

Woodforest National Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 763

Demotte State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $744.7k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 11

First Merchants Bank National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $5.5m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 100

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Porter County, Indiana

  • Porter County Regional


    (about 6.3 miles in Valparaiso, Indiana; Airport Code: VPZ)

  • Porter County Municipal


    (about 6.5 miles in Valparaiso, Indiana; Airport Code: VPZ)

  • Gary/Chicago International


    (about 18.2 miles in Gary, Indiana; Airport Code: GYY)

  • Michigan City Municipal-Phillips Field


    (about 18.5 miles in Michigan City, Indiana; Airport Code: MGC)

  • Michigan City Municipal


    (about 18.5 miles in Long Beach, Indiana; Airport Code: MGC)

  • La Porte Municipal


    (about 18.5 miles in La Porte, Indiana; Airport Code: LPO)

  • Lowell Airport


    (about 29.8 miles in Schneider, Indiana; Airport Code: RQL)

  • Meigs Field


    (about 35.5 miles in Chicago, Illinois; Airport Code: CGX)

  • Chicago Midway International


    (about 38.8 miles in Bedford Park, Illinois; Airport Code: MDW)

  • South Bend Regional


    (about 41.7 miles in South Bend, Indiana; Airport Code: SBN)

  • South Bend Airport


    (about 41.7 miles in South Bend, Indiana; Airport Code: SBN)

  • South Bend International


    (about 41.7 miles in South Bend, Indiana; Airport Code: SBN)

  • Michiana Regional


    (about 41.9 miles in South Bend, Indiana; Airport Code: SBN)

  • Chicago Metropolitan Area


    (about 42.2 miles in Chicago, Illinois; Airport Code: CHI)

  • Plymouth Municipal


    (about 42.2 miles in Inwood, Indiana; Airport Code: PLY)

  • Greater Kankakee


    (about 50.4 miles in Aroma Park, Illinois; Airport Code: IKK)

  • Lewis University


    (about 52.5 miles in Homer Glen, Illinois; Airport Code: LOT)

  • Lewis University


    (about 52.5 miles in Homer Glen, Illinois; Airport Code: II2)

  • Chicago O'Hare International


    (about 52.6 miles in Amf O'hare, Illinois; Airport Code: ORD)

  • Ross Field


    (about 53.8 miles in Benton Harbor, Michigan; Airport Code: BEH)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Porter County, Indiana

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

85.47%

Carpooled

7.85%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.22%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.00%

Subway Or Elevated

0.03%

Railroad

1.02%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.01%

Motorcycle

0.08%

Bicycle

0.21%

Walked

2.14%

Other Means

0.43%

Worked At Home

2.53%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Porter County, Indiana, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Porter County, Indiana)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 31,059

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,334

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,690

Renter-occupied housing units : 508

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,311

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,316

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 10,679

Renter-occupied housing units : 6,884


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Porter County, Indiana)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 4,453

Householder 35 to 44 years : 7,051

Householder 45 to 54 years : 9,741

Householder 55 to 59 years : 3,816

Householder 60 to 64 years : 3,722

Householder 65 to 74 years : 3,493

Householder 75 years and over : 926

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,001

Householder 35 to 44 years : 987

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,738

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,598

Householder 60 to 64 years : 2,029

Householder 65 to 74 years : 3,580

Householder 75 years and over : 3,604


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Porter County, Indiana)

Less than 10.0 percent : 424

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 1,601

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 1,912

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 2,285

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,274

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 819

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 621

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,108

50.0 percent or more : 3,051

Not computed : 947


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Porter County, Indiana)

Built 2010 or later : $292,400

Built 2000 to 2009 : $244,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $197,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $167,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $158,200

Built 1960 to 1969 : $136,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $129,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $121,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $129,800


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Porter County, Indiana: 70.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Indiana: 66.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Porter County, Indiana

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 930 930 $131,400,683
  Two Family 41 82 $7,304,075
  Three and Four Family 6 24 $1,854,770
  Five or More Family 21 269 $14,351,277
  Total

998 1,305 $154,910,805
2000        
  Single Family 843 843 $124,749,267
  Two Family 27 54 $4,615,975
  Three and Four Family 8 32 $3,088,032
  Five or More Family 12 175 $9,318,392
  Total

890 1,104 $141,771,666
2001        
  Single Family 858 858 $133,287,412
  Two Family 22 44 $3,837,071
  Three and Four Family 4 16 $1,499,000
  Five or More Family 29 408 $21,470,491
  Total

913 1,326 $160,093,974
2002        
  Single Family 815 815 $139,286,772
  Two Family 29 58 $5,132,092
  Three and Four Family 3 11 $1,088,000
  Five or More Family 5 38 $2,625,451
  Total

852 922 $148,132,315
2003        
  Single Family 980 980 $163,578,330
  Two Family 47 94 $9,734,737
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 2 16 $1,050,000
  Total

1,029 1,090 $174,363,067
2004        
  Single Family 1,202 1,202 $224,334,411
  Two Family 26 52 $4,744,564
  Three and Four Family 3 10 $656,059
  Five or More Family 3 18 $1,289,433
  Total

1,234 1,282 $231,024,467
2005        
  Single Family 1,272 1,272 $255,110,816
  Two Family 34 68 $8,453,071
  Three and Four Family 17 65 $5,699,339
  Five or More Family 1 6 $500,000
  Total

1,324 1,411 $269,763,226
2006        
  Single Family 926 926 $207,588,265
  Two Family 35 70 $9,235,833
  Three and Four Family 7 26 $2,063,029
  Five or More Family 4 30 $5,580,000
  Total

972 1,052 $224,467,127


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Porter County, IN): $53,100
Median Household Income In 2000 (Indiana): $41,567


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Porter County): $123,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Indiana): $92,500


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Porter County, Indiana

Utility Gas: 89.6%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 2.0%
Electricity: 7.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.5%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Porter County, Indiana

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 14.92%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.41%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 25.46%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 52.04%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 6.17%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Porter County): $625
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Indiana): $521
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Porter County): $741


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Porter County, Indiana are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Porter County, Indiana

Associated Homecare Inc


     Address: 2255 Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 5/13/1993

Adair Home Health Professionals


     Address: 502 Wall St, Suite 102, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/12/1996

Pediatric Nursing Specialists Of Indiana


     Address: 3207 Cascade Dr, Suites B-c, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/5/1993

Back Home Again Inc


     Address: 291 N State Rd 2, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/11/2005

Advanced Home Health Care Incorporated


     Address: 2588 Portage Mall, Portage, Indiana 46368
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 11/9/2006

Visiting Nurse Association Of Porter County


     Address: 501 Marquette St, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 12/7/1970

Home Health Crusaders Inc


     Address: 5465 Us Highway 6, Portage, Indiana 46368
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 5/6/1996

Hospitals Close To Porter County, Indiana

"porter, Valparaiso Hospital"


     Address: 814 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

"methodist Hospitals, Inc"


     Address: 600 Grant St, Gary, Indiana 46402
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

St Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers


     Address: 5454 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46320
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

St Catherine Hospital Inc


     Address: 4321 Fir St, East Chicago, Indiana 46312
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

St Mary Medical Center Inc


     Address: 1500 S Lake Park Ave, Hobart, Indiana 46342
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Porter County, Indiana

Golden Living Center-valparaiso


     Address: 251 Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 71
     Percent Occupied: 84%

Life Care Center Of The Willows


     Address: 1000 Elizabeth Dr, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: For Profit - Partnership
     Number of Residents: 77
     Percent Occupied: 77%

Valparaiso Care And Rehabilitation Center


     Address: 606 Wall St, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 125
     Percent Occupied: 74%

Golden Living Center-fountainview Place


     Address: 3175 Lancer Street, Portage, Indiana 46368
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 179
     Percent Occupied: 96%

Waters Of Duneland, The


     Address: 110 Beverly Dr, Chesterton, Indiana 46304
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 97
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Whispering Pines Health Care Center


     Address: 3301 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 129
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Miller's Merry Manor


     Address: 5909 Lute Road, Portage, Indiana 46368
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 61
     Percent Occupied: 92%

Life Care Center Of Valparaiso


     Address: 3405 N Campbell Rd, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 107
     Percent Occupied: 97%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Porter County, Indiana

Name: DC Cook
Address: 1 Cook Place; Bridgman, MI 49106
Distance: 40 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Porter County, Indiana

    Retired Workers: 23,210
    Disabled Workers: 4,905
    Widowers Workers: 4,025
    Spouses Workers: 2,300
    Children Workers: 3,020


(updated 2007)



Government Finances In Porter County, Indiana


Charges


Hospital Public: $210,257,000
Parks & Recreation: $96,000
All Other: $2,165,000


Federal Intergovernmental


All Other: $1,222,000


State Intergovernmental


General Support: $7,055,000
Health & Hospitals: $347,000
Highways: $3,560,000
Public Welfare: $2,135,000
All Other: $1,477,000


Local Intergovernmental


Health & Hospitals: $500,000
All Other: $1,000


Current Operations


Correctional Institutions: $3,650,000
Corrections - Other: $2,762,000
Financial Administration: $2,190,000
Judicial And Legal Services: $2,973,000
Central Staff Services: $10,508,000
General Public Buildings: $247,000
Health Services - Other: $1,273,000
Own Hospitals: $178,135,000
Regular Highways: $8,412,000
Natural Resources - Other: $785,000
Parks & Recreation: $421,000
Police Protection: $5,879,000
Protective Inspection And Regulation, Nec: $87,000
Welfare, Vendor Payments For Medical Care: $0
Welfare - Other: $3,938,000
Solid Waste Management: $0
General - Other: $19,577,000


Construction


Own Hospitals: $3,160,000


Other Capital Outlay


Corrections - Other: $37,000
Financial Administration: $5,000
Judicial: $24,000
Central Staff: $5,000
Own Hospitals: $6,699,000
Regular Highways: $501,000
Parks & Recreation: $1,000
Police Protection: $126,000
General - Other: $1,543,000


General


Interest On Debt: $3,698,000


Tax


Property: $23,202,000
Other License: $333,000
Individual Income: $2,507,000
Nec: $1,083,000


Miscellaneous


Special Assessments: $595,000
Property Sale Other: $34,000
Interest Earnings: $3,871,000
Fines & Forfeits: $7,669,000
Rents: $1,000
Donations From Private Sources: $966,000
General Revenue, Nec: $15,508,000


Sinking Fund


Cash & Deposits: $7,467,000


Bond Fund


Cash & Deposits: $7,311,000


Other Funds


Cash & Deposits: $83,675,000



Otal Salaries & Wages: $92,716,000
Ong Term Debt Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,980,000
Ong Term Debt Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,577,000
Ong Term Debt Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpo: $100,749,000


Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding


Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,346,000


(updated 2006)



Porter County, Indiana Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 45.30%
  • Bush & Cheney 53.63%
  • Other 1.07%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Porter County, Indiana citizens.

Relocation to Porter County, IN

7.28 % of Porter County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $45,459

Indiana Average 6.54 %

0.08 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $17,875

Indiana Average 0.11 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Porter County, IN (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Lake County , IN 3.09 % ($43,404 AGI )
  • Cook County , IL 0.71 % ($50,714 AGI )
  • La Porte County , IN 0.47 % ($38,212 AGI )
  • Jasper County , IN 0.14 % ($38,529 AGI )
  • Marion County , IN 0.11 % ($40,062 AGI )
  • Du Page County , IL 0.09 % ($62,340 AGI )
  • Will County , IL 0.09 % ($79,635 AGI )
  • Starke County , IN 0.08 % ($36,140 AGI )
  • St Joseph County , IN 0.08 % ($40,170 AGI )
  • Tippecanoe County , IN 0.07 % ($26,318 AGI )

Relocation away from Porter County, IN

6.78 % of Porter County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $43,357

Indiana Average 6.56 %

0.04 % residents relocated to other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $33,600

Indiana Average 0.04 %

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Porter County, IN (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Lake County , IN 1.87 % ($34,915 AGI )
  • La Porte County , IN 0.66 % ($37,095 AGI )
  • Cook County , IL 0.42 % ($38,684 AGI )
  • Jasper County , IN 0.23 % ($34,191 AGI )
  • Marion County , IN 0.19 % ($32,922 AGI )
  • Starke County , IN 0.13 % ($37,545 AGI )
  • Maricopa County , AZ 0.12 % ($45,143 AGI )
  • Tippecanoe County , IN 0.10 % ($30,702 AGI )
  • St Joseph County , IN 0.09 % ($48,000 AGI )
  • Hamilton County , IN 0.08 % ($50,957 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Indiana

Low Bracket: $0 (3.40%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.40%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Indiana

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Porter County, Indiana is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Porter County, Indiana


On 05/30/1980, a tornado touched down 2.26 miles from the center of Porter County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 1 fatalities.

On 06/10/1963, a tornado touched down 4.16 miles from the center of Porter County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 08/03/1988, a tornado touched down 4.16 miles from the center of Porter County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50 to $500.

On 06/06/1980, a tornado touched down 5.61 miles from the center of Porter County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/30/1960, a tornado touched down 5.61 miles from the center of Porter County, Indiana. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 1 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from less than $50.



Storms In Porter County, Indiana

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
08/24/2007, 07:00 am 0 0 $100K --
08/24/2007, 01:43 am 2 1 $25K --
         
Hail        
08/23/2006, 05:59 pm 0 0 $500K --
         
Lightning        
08/15/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $50K --
08/09/2007, 04:45 am 0 0 $20K --
06/18/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $5K --
05/15/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $20K --
08/20/2005, 03:45 am 0 0 $40K --
07/21/2005, 01:50 pm 0 1 -- --
08/02/2001, 10:10 am 0 0 $25K --
07/23/2001, 03:48 pm 0 0 $10K --
07/07/2001, 04:54 am 0 0 $12K --
08/07/1996, 05:38 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/15/1994, 06:45 am 0 0 $5K --
         
Rip Currents        
07/26/2005, 04:10 pm 2 0 -- --
08/29/1999, 12:00 pm 1 0 -- --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/23/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $500K --
07/18/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $5K --
06/18/2007, 12:00 am 0 1 $10K --
05/15/2007, 12:00 am 1 0 $15K --
10/02/2006, 12:00 am 0 0 $5K --
08/23/2006, 06:15 pm 0 0 $100K --
08/23/2006, 05:15 pm 0 0 $1M --
07/30/2006, 12:30 pm 0 0 $25K --
07/30/2006, 12:10 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/20/2006, 10:30 am 0 1 $400K --
06/04/2005, 03:25 pm 0 0 $35K --
07/17/2003, 05:00 pm 0 0 $100K --
07/07/2001, 02:45 am 0 0 $2K --
06/11/2001, 11:40 pm 0 0 $55K --
08/06/2000, 05:00 pm 0 1 -- --
08/24/1998, 02:10 pm 0 2 -- --
06/07/1995, 05:20 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/25/1994, 09:55 am 0 0 $5K --
07/02/1992, 02:36 pm 0 2 -- --
         



Tornados In Porter County, Indiana

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2001-08-25 5 150 1 0 2 $100K --
  1988-08-03 -- 100 1 0 0 -- --
  1980-06-06 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1980-05-30 -- 33 1 1 0 -- --
  1977-06-30 1 120 1 0 0 $3K --
  1977-06-30 7 300 2 0 1 $3M --
  1976-06-29 1 60 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1976-03-12 3 33 2 0 0 $3K --
  1976-03-12 2 200 2 0 0 $3K --
  1967-10-24 -- 33 3 0 0 $25K --
  1966-07-13 -- 33 2 0 0 $25K --
  1966-07-09 -- 33 1 0 0 -- --
  1966-07-09 2 20 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1965-04-25 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1963-06-10 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --
  1962-07-20 15 33 2 0 0 $25K --
  1960-04-29 -- 33 1 0 1 -- --
  1958-06-08 -- 33 1 0 0 $25K --
  1957-03-14 10 30 1 0 0 $25K --
  1951-11-13 -- 400 2 0 0 $250K --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Porter County, Indiana directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Indiana

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
7,300 8,500 8,652 9,486 11,951 10,515 9,053 10,030 14,585 11,196


(updated 2014)



Jails in Porter County, Indiana


  • Porter County Jail


    2755 S.r. 49, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Capacity: 454
    Confined: 420
    Avg. Population: 483
    Year Built: 2002


(updated 2006)



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