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Rolling Prairie, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in LaPorte County at latitude 41.6745 and longitude -86.6199. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The formal official name is the Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rolling Prairie, Indiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rolling Prairie indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Rolling Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rolling Prairie: Portland.

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Rolling Prairie, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 569
Population in Households 569
Population in Familes 489
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (83.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $122,845
Average Home Value $127,540


Median Household Income $55,626
Average Household Income $68,995
Per Capita Income $25,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.46%
Households -0.56% -0.49%
Families -1.27% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.


Rolling Prairie, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolling Prairie to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 454 34th
Population Density1 # 570 16th
Diversity Index2 # 249 63rd
Median Household Income # 143 79th
Per Capita Income # 178 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.