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Porter County, Indiana; Starke County, Indiana; United States

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Porter County, Indiana
Starke County, Indiana
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 169,594 22,935 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 169,594 22,935 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 164,302 23,362 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3.2% -1.8% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 164,343 23,363 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
5.9%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
22.8%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
18.6%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
50.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.2%
97.6%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.2%
0.4%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.5%
0.2%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.0%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.3%
3.9%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
82.8%
94.1%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 9,938 1,449 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.8% 2.0% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 69,388 11,190 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 75.4% 80.2% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $173,100 $101,600 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,349 $945 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $464 $363 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $899 $665 $982
Building permits, 2018 578 40 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 63,251 8,792 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.58 2.61 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.4% 89.7% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 6.3% 3.3% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 90.0% 80.7% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 81.0% 66.4% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.3% 83.1% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 27.5% 11.4% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.2% 12.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.5%
9.8%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.8% 57.5% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.5% 52.5% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 270,608 14,237 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 775,345 35,925 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,469,895 253,063 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,574,878 95,866 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,035,375 170,659 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,285 $7,352 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 27.2 30.3 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $65,979 $45,526 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $31,879 $22,153 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
8.9%
11.0%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 3,564 310 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 54,915 2,892 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 2,506,381 95,449 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.6% -1.4% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 10,137 1,212 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 10,999 1,392 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,299 599 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,866 565 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 896 30 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,601 1,330 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 886 167 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,489 1,157 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 393.0 75.6 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 418.15 309.13 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 18127 18149 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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