Porter County, IN

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2022 Population
173,355
0.581% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.1
1.26% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.31%
7.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,915
8.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$242,300
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
83,577
1.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Porter County, IN had a population of 173k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $82,915. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Porter County, IN grew from 172,353 to 173,355, a 0.581% increase and its median household income grew from $76,736 to $82,915, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Porter County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.99%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.39%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%).

None of the households in Porter County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Porter County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Porter County, IN are Valparaiso University (1,025 degrees awarded in 2022) and College of Court Reporting Inc (8 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Porter County, IN was $242,300, and the homeownership rate was 77%.

Most people in Porter County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Porter County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Porter County, IN is home to a population of 173k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.63% of Porter County, IN residents were born outside of the country (6.3k people).

In 2022, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (140k people) in Porter County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.58k White (Hispanic) and 6.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Porter County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Porter County, IN was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Porter County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    140k ± 656
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.58k ± 771
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.92k ± 407
10.8%
Hispanic Population
18.7k people

In 2022, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (140k people) in Porter County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.58k White (Hispanic) and 6.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Porter County, IN are hispanic (18.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Porter County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.63%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.3k people
3.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.47k people

As of 2022, 3.63% of Porter County, IN residents (6.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Porter County, IN was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,214 ± 388
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,561 ± 311
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,549 ± 284

Porter County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Porter County, IN employs 83.6k people. The largest industries in Porter County, IN are Manufacturing (14,886 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,576 people), and Retail Trade (8,312 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($106,189), Utilities ($97,348), and Manufacturing ($79,640).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

83.6k
2022 Value
± 2,366
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 3.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Porter County, IN grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 82.5k employees to 83.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Porter County, IN, are Management Occupations (9,450 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,389 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,939 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Porter County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

83.6k
2022 Value
± 2,366
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 3.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Porter County, IN grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 82.5k employees to 83.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Porter County, IN, are Manufacturing (14,886 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,576 people), and Retail Trade (8,312 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Porter County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Porter County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,633
Median earning men ± $2,972
$35,749
Median earning women ± $1,935

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($87,522), Wholesale Trade ($80,089), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,288).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,231), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,517), and Manufacturing ($45,491).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,518
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 899
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 854
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Porter County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 52% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.91%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Porter County, IN awarded 1,033 degrees. The student population of Porter County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,334 male students and 1,810 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Porter County, IN are White (754 and 77.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (109 and 11.2%), Black or African American (36 and 3.69%), and Two or More Races (28 and 2.87%).

The largest universities in Porter County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Valparaiso University (1,025 and 99.2%) and College of Court Reporting Inc (8 and 0.774%).

The most popular majors in Porter County, IN are Registered Nursing (147 and 14.2%), General Business Administration & Management (59 and 5.71%), and General Business (44 and 4.26%).

The median tuition cost in Porter County, IN for private four year colleges is $43,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Porter County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.38%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,144 (42.4% men and 57.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,144 students enrolled in Porter County, IN, 42.4% men and 57.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,015 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 147 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Porter County, IN was General Psychology with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Porter County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,025 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valparaiso University with 1,025 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 424 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Porter County, IN, which is 0.696 times less than the 609 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 754 degrees mean that there were 6.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 109 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,396) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,286) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Porter County, IN was $242,300 in 2022, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,100 to $242,300, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Porter County, IN is 77%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Porter County, IN have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Porter County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Porter County, IN is $82,915. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Porter County, IN was Census Tract 506.03 with a value of $133,674, followed by Census Tract 510.05 and Census Tract 504.05, with respective values of $132,207 and $129,375.

In 2022, 12.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Porter County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.996%.

Property

$242,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,078
$52,320
Median Property Taxes
±$1,673

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Porter County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77% of the housing units in Porter County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 506.03
  2. Census Tract 510.05
  3. Census Tract 504.05

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Porter County, IN was Census Tract 506.03 with a value of $133,674, followed by Census Tract 510.05 and Census Tract 504.05, with respective values of $132,207 and $129,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Porter County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$82,915
Median Household Income
± $2,191
67.9k
Number of Households
± 2,122

In 2022, the median household income of the 67.9k households in Porter County, IN grew to $82,915 from the previous year's value of $76,736.

The following chart displays the households in Porter County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Porter County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.75%)
  3. Carpooled (6.82%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Porter County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.75%) and those who carpooled to work (6.82%).

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Porter County, IN have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.83% of the workforce in Porter County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Porter County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.996%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Porter County, IN (15.8k out of 170k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Porter County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.9% of the children was living in poverty in Porter County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 96.9 in Porter County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 68.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Porter County, IN has health coverage, with 58.2% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.831% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Porter County, IN see 1638 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.34% increase from the previous year (1585 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,638 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Porter County, IN

Primary care physicians in Porter County, IN see an average of 1,638 patients per year. This represents a 3.34% increase from the previous year (1,585 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Porter County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.32%
Uninsured
58.2%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.831%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Porter County, IN grew by 9.2% from 4.87% to 5.32%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.3 in Porter County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.3% in Porter County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.43% in Porter County, IN.

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