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Porter, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Porter had a population of 5,017 as of July 1, 2017. Porter ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Porter is located at latitude 41.6275 and longitude -87.0827 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Porter (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Town of Porter (GNIS ID: 2396863) 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 Town of Porter is located within Township of Westchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Porter, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,017
Daytime Population: Workers 1,914
Daytime Population: Residents 2,378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,292
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 5,002
Population in Familes 4,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,012
Average Household Income $89,882
Per Capita Income $34,507

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,473 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $186,131
Average Home Value $251,494
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,858
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,270
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 1.0%
Households 0.19% 0.88%
Families -0.43% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Porter, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porter to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 131 81st
Population Density # 498 27th
Diversity Index # 112 84th
Median Household Income # 45 94th
Per Capita Income # 45 94th

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