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Porter County, Indiana

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Table

Porter County, Indiana
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 164,343
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
174,243
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
173,215
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 173,215
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 164,343
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.5%
Female persons, percent
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
81.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 9,399
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 72,138
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 74.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,421
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $481
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $947
Building permits, 2021 653
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 65,153
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.54
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 5.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 86.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 28.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 315,508
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 959,227
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 373,431
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,183,162
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,951
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 28.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $72,255
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $35,672
Persons in poverty, percent
8.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,610
Total employment, 2020 55,648
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,556,957
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 10,567
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,025
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,729
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 567
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 213
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,444
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 178
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 414.3
Population per square mile, 2010 393.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 418.10
Land area in square miles, 2010 418.15
FIPS Code 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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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