Porter County, Indiana Population 2019

Porter County, Indiana's estimated population is 168,544 with a growth rate of 0.61% 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
2018169,5941,0500.62%
2017168,5441,0220.61%
2016167,5221570.09%
2015167,3651830.11%
2014167,1826930.42%
2013166,4897760.47%
2012165,7132060.12%
2011165,5071,0070.61%
2010164,50035,56827.59%
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%

How Many People Live in Porter County, Indiana?

168,544

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White153,27991.57%
Black or African American6,0723.63%
Two or More Races3,4662.07%
Asian2,3301.39%
Some Other Race1,7041.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native3530.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1870.11%

Porter County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2019

Porter County, Indiana Median Age

39.4


Total

38.2


Male

40.5


Female

Porter County, Indiana Adults

There are 129,403 adults, (24,949 of whom are seniors) in Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County, Indiana Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Porter County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

84,695

50.60%

Male

82,696

49.40%

Porter County, Indiana Households and Families

Porter County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Porter County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All75.4%24.6%
Non Family60.3%39.7%
Male59.6%40.4%
Female53.7%46.3%

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,2512.5875.4
Married34,2823.1789.6
Non Family18,8571.2660.3
Female7,2303.0953.7
Male2,8823.1159.6

3.08

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Porter County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2531.98%
9th to 12th Grade6,5065.72%
High School Graduate39,04634.35%
Some College23,84720.98%
Associates Degree10,7949.49%
Bachelors Degree19,58217.22%
Graduate Degree11,65810.25%

Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White99,08292,24527,795
Hispanic8,7767,2771,340
Black3,3503,189785
Asian1,4601,317961
Multiple Races1,2121,052324
Other Race1,099745157
Native American21419757
Islander15615667

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 asian people with a rate of 65.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,422$61,195$30,039
Less Than High School$21,707$31,297$11,848
High School Grad$36,493$55,894$20,112
Some College$40,371$60,352$28,054
Bachelors Degree$51,007$74,671$38,346
Graduate Degree$63,415$82,138$51,923

$42,422

Average Earnings

$61,195

Average Male

$30,039

Average Female

Porter County, Indiana Language

Porter County, Indiana Language by Age

Porter County, Indiana Language

93.65% of Porter County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 6.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.65% of the population.

Porter County, Indiana Poverty

Porter County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White137,33912,6749.23%
Hispanic15,5993,03619.46%
Black5,6971,37524.14%
Multiple3,32867320.22%
Other1,65859535.89%
Asian2,26944919.79%
Native35211733.24%
Islander1872513.37%

11.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.45%

Male Poverty Rate

12.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porter County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is Other, with 35.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is White, with 9.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.91%
High School8.81%
Some College7.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.36%
Male Unemployed19.30%
Female Employed7.60%
Male Employed3.97%

Porter County, Indiana Income

Porter County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,979$82,157
Families$80,262$94,644
Married Families$93,890$108,682
Non Families$36,955$49,472

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Porter County, Indiana Veterans

9,938

Number of Veterans

9,500

Male Veterans

438

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,803
First Gulf War1,655
Second Gulf War1,103
Korea838
World War II430
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,079
35 to 542,403
75+2,094
55 to 641,692
18 to 34670

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,3437.79%
Hispanic6315.88%
Black3067.52%
2 or More19611.26%
Other372.99%
Asian341.75%
Indian228.00%

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Education

3.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porter County, Indiana Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Porter County, Indiana Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.54%

Born in Indiana

96.20%

Native Born

3.80%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.20% of Porter County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 64.54% having been born in Indiana. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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%
  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