Porter County IN Information


Porter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 170,733
Daytime Population: Workers 64,495
Daytime Population: Residents 86,888
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 151,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 167,328
Population in Familes 138,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,405
Population Density2 408
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $64,444
Average Household Income $81,787
Per Capita Income $30,999


Total Housing Units 68,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,567 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,561 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,603 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $186,248
Average Home Value $229,971


Total Households 64,128
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 44,851
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 0.53% 0.56%
Households 0.47% 0.52%
Families 0.3% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.3%


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, 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 # 9 91st
Population Density # 10 90th
Diversity Index # 10 89th
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 7 93rd

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