Porter County IN Information


Porter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 169,354
Population in Households 165,949
Population in Familes 138,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,405
Population Density1 405
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 63,600
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 44,653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,192 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,408 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,765 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $185,625
Average Home Value $222,085


Median Household Income $61,368
Average Household Income $77,102
Per Capita Income $29,237
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.53%
Households 0.41% 0.49%
Families 0.27% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Porter County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porter County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents 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 # 9 91st
Population Density1 # 10 90th
Diversity Index2 # 11 89th
Median Household Income # 6 95th
Per Capita Income # 7 93rd

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