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Portage city, Indiana; Porter County, Indiana

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Portage city, Indiana
Porter County, Indiana
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 36,806 169,594
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 36,806 169,594
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 36,830 164,302
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -0.1% 3.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 36,828 164,343
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.4%
16.4%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.5%
92.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.1%
4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.0%
10.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.2%
82.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,106 9,975
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.1% 3.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 69,388
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 67.6% 75.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $144,900 $178,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,254 $1,368
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $478 $477
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $896 $922
Building permits, 2018 X 578
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 14,570 63,969
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.51 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.6% 87.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 10.1% 6.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.5% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.1% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.9% 93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 15.7% 28.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.6% 7.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.1%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.4% 62.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.0% 55.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 81,595 270,608
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 109,238 775,345
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,221,931 9,469,895
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 501,347 1,574,878
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 490,520 2,035,375
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,308 $12,285
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.6 27.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,245 $68,044
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,393 $32,943
Persons in poverty, percent
16.9%
8.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 X 3,564
Total employment, 2017 X 54,915
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) X 2,506,381
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 X 0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 10,137
All firms, 2012 2,270 10,999
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,135 5,299
Women-owned firms, 2012 860 3,866
Minority-owned firms, 2012 484 896
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,627 9,601
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 157 886
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,952 9,489
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,437.0 393.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 25.63 418.15
FIPS Code 1861092 18127
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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