Porter, IN Profile: Facts & Data


Porter Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Porter Content

Also See: Porter, IN ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Porter, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Porter had a population of 5,014 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Porter 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Porter (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Indiana Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Indiana Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Indiana Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


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


Total Population 5,014
Population in Households 5,000
Population in Familes 4,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $78,705
Average Household Income $95,120
Per Capita Income $36,490


Total Housing Units 2,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,502 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 354 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $192,409
Average Home Value $262,383


Total Households 1,857
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,266
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.85%
Households 0.16% 0.75%
Families -0.41% 0.61%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 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 # 131 81st
Population Density # 500 27th
Diversity Index # 115 83rd
Median Household Income # 31 96th
Per Capita Income # 42 94th

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Indiana July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: