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Porter County, Indiana

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Population:

  • Total Population: 146,798
  • Males: 72,043
  • Females: 74,755

Ethnicity:

  • White: 135,274
  • Black/African American: 1,551
  • Hispanic: 7,053
  • Native American/Eskimo: 247
  • Asian: 1,029
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 43
  • Other: 114
  • 2 or more: 1,487

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (128,740)
  2. Spanish (3,915)
  3. German (795)
  4. French (450)
  5. Polish (440)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 4,359

  1. Mexico (662)
  2. Germany (450)
  3. United Kingdom (365)
  4. Canada (327)
  5. Yugoslavia (223)
  6. Philippines (173)
  7. Japan (153)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (30,531)
  2. Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (4,941)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (3,763)
  4. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (3,329)
  5. Church of the Nazarene (2,544)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 37,415
    • Sensory: 4,438
    • Physical: 9,597
    • Mental: 5,464
    • Self-care: 2,899
    • Go outside home: 6,204
    • Employment: 8,674

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 908

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 54,649
    • Utility gas: 48,953
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,090
    • Electricity: 4,032
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 275
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 146
    • Solar Energy: 2
    • Other fuel: 126
    • No fuel used: 25

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 107,805
    • No vehicle: 4,362
    • 1 or more vehicle: 103,443

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 406
    • No High School: 2,258
    • Some High School: 8,426
    • High School: 35,910
    • Some College: 20,460
    • Associate's Degree: 5,661
    • College Degree: 12,743
    • Master's Degree: 6,120
    • Professional Degree: 1,654
    • Doctoral Degree: 824

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 54,649
    • Owners with phone: 41,654
    • Owners without phone: 213
    • Renters with phone: 12,424
    • Renters without phone: 358

    10 closest counties:

    1. Lake County, Indiana
    2. LaPorte County, Indiana
    3. Starke County, Indiana
    4. Jasper County, Indiana
    5. Pulaski County, Indiana
    6. Newton County, Indiana
    7. Cook County, Illinois
    8. Berrien County, Michigan
    9. White County, Indiana
    10. Marshall County, Indiana

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    46301, 46302, 46304, 46341, 46347, 46368, 46383, 46384, 46385, 46393

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WDSO (88.3 FM) CHESTERTON, IN
    • WVUR-FM (95.1 FM) VALPARAISO, IN
    • WLJE (105.5 FM) VALPARAISO, IN
    • WAKE (1500 AM) VALPARAISO, IN
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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