Porter County, Indiana Population 2018

Porter County, Indiana's estimated population is 168,404 with a growth rate of 0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Porter County, Indiana is the 9th largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017168,4041,3880.83%
2016167,016-422-0.25%
2016167,43880.00%
2015167,4302380.14%
2014167,1926990.42%
2013166,4937810.47%
2012165,7121850.11%
2011165,5279870.60%
2010164,54035,60827.62%
1990128,9329,1167.61%
1980119,81632,70237.54%
197087,11426,83544.52%
196060,27920,20350.41%
195040,07612,24043.97%
194027,8365,01521.98%
193022,8212,56512.66%
192020,256-284-1.38%
191020,5401,3657.12%
190019,1751,1236.22%
189018,0528254.79%
188017,2273,28523.56%
187013,9423,62935.19%
186010,3135,07997.04%
18505,2343,072142.09%
18402,1620.00%

Porter County, Indiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White153,059
Black or African American5,908
Two or More Races3,189
Asian2,351
Some Other Race2,029
American Indian and Alaska Native328
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander152

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Porter County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Porter County, Indiana Median Age

39.4


Total

38.3


Male

40.6


Female

Porter County, Indiana Adults

There are 128,602 adults, (24,050 of which are seniors) in Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County, Indiana Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Porter County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

84,600

50.65%

Male

82,416

49.35%

Porter County, Indiana Households and Families

Porter County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Porter County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.9%10.1%
All76.8%23.2%
Non Family61.8%38.2%
Male59.8%40.2%
Female58%42%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Porter County, Indiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,4292.6276.8
Married34,3083.289.9
Non Family18,2761.2661.8
Female7,0973.0958
Male2,7483.0959.8

3.11

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Porter County, Indiana Households

Porter County, Indiana Education

Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3882.11%
9th to 12th Grade6,9606.16%
High School Graduate39,50034.94%
Some College23,86621.11%
Associates Degree10,8109.56%
Bachelors Degree18,66116.50%
Graduate Degree10,8789.62%

Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White98,94691,52426,450
Hispanic8,4136,8761,212
Black3,3823,204578
Asian1,4721,360979
Other Race1,280867198
Multiple Races1,033880300
Native American20119157
Islander12512549

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 66.51%.

Porter County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,617$60,310$29,377
Less Than High School$21,014$31,504$12,460
High School Grad$35,730$54,040$20,557
Some College$40,961$59,712$27,738
Bachelors Degree$47,235$68,125$36,633
Graduate Degree$63,841$86,458$51,864

$41,617

Average Earnings

$60,310

Average Male

$29,377

Average Female

Porter County, Indiana Language

Porter County, Indiana Language by Age

Porter County, Indiana Language

93.45% of Porter County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 6.55% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.61% of the population.

Porter County, Indiana Poverty

Porter County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White137,71012,3558.97%
Hispanic15,2273,04219.98%
Black5,5931,35224.17%
Multiple3,05159619.53%
Other1,99054227.24%
Asian2,27139317.31%
Native3288225.00%
Islander1521711.18%

10.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.24%

Male Poverty Rate

12.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porter County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is Other, with 27.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is White, with 8.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.73%.

Porter County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.22%
High School7.98%
Some College7.48%
Bachelors or Greater3.71%

Porter County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.18%
Male Unemployed22.82%
Female Employed7.29%
Male Employed4.00%

Porter County, Indiana Income

Porter County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,874$79,620
Families$78,672$91,530
Married Families$91,218$104,327
Non Families$36,749$47,496

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Porter County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

Porter County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Porter County, Indiana Veterans

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by War

10,702

Number of Veterans

10,105

Male Veterans

597

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,749
First Gulf War1,970
Second Gulf War1,226
Korea986
World War II490

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,936
35 to 542,792
75+2,180
55 to 641,921
18 to 34873

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,1668.52%
Hispanic6246.07%
Black3388.44%
2 or More1147.35%
Other433.07%
Indian228.53%
Asian190.97%

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Education

2.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porter County, Indiana Employment Status

Porter County, Indiana Employment by Age

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Porter County, Indiana Employment by Race

Porter County, Indiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Porter County, Indiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Portage3682836505-323-0.88%
Valparaiso317343310413704.32%
Chesterton13095134413462.64%
Porter48584846-12-0.25%
Hebron37163694-22-0.59%
Kouts18791962834.42%
Burns Harbor1156164348742.13%
Ogden Dunes11101106-4-0.36%
Town of Pines708700-8-1.13%
Beverly Shores599609101.67%
Dune Acres18218531.65%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990