Porter County IN Information


Porter County Subdivisions

Porter County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 171,326
Population in Households 167,910
Population in Familes 138,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,416
Population Density2 410
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $66,584
Average Household Income $83,608
Per Capita Income $31,764


Total Housing Units 69,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,690 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,826 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,777 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $190,892
Average Home Value $232,285


Total Households 64,516
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 45,087
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.55%
Households 0.48% 0.54%
Families 0.32% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.93%


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, 2018 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 Density # 10 90th
Diversity Index # 10 89th
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 7 93rd

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