LaPorte, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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LaPorte, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of La Porte had a population of 22,834 as of July 1, 2016. LaPorte ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for LaPorte is located at latitude 41.6079 and longitude -86.7136 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Porte (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 810 feet.

The City of La Porte (GNIS ID: 2395570) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of La Porte is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with LaPorte population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for LaPorte: La Porte.

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LaPorte, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,834
Population in Households 22,199
Population in Familes 16,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 635
Population Density1 1,957
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 9,367
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 5,601
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,314 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,053 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,020 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $96,843
Average Home Value $123,320


Median Household Income $39,053
Average Household Income $50,718
Per Capita Income $21,330
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.37%
Households 0.71% 0.48%
Families 0.7% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

LaPorte, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares LaPorte to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 94th
Population Density1 # 132 81st
Diversity Index2 # 64 91st
Median Household Income # 550 19th
Per Capita Income # 462 32nd

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