Porter County, Indiana Population 2021

Porter County, Indiana's estimated population is 172,191 with a growth rate of 0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Porter County, Indiana is the 10th largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 164,487 and has seen a growth of 4.68% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021172,1919010.53%
2020171,2909010.53%
2019170,3899010.53%
2018169,4889930.59%
2017168,4951,0200.61%
2016167,4751410.08%
2015167,3341680.10%
2014167,1666880.41%
2013166,4787760.47%
2012165,7021910.12%
2011165,5111,0240.62%
2010164,48735,55527.58%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.53%
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State
County Seat
2010 Population
164,487
Growth Since 2010
4.68%
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Porter County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White153,46291.00%
Black or African American6,3863.79%
Two or More Races4,0132.38%
Asian2,3501.39%
Some Other Race1,9821.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native2810.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1620.10%
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Porter County, Indiana Population by Race

Porter County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Porter County, Indiana Median Age

39.5


Total

38.5


Male

40.5


Female

Porter County, Indiana Adults

There are 131,131 adults, (26,892 of whom are seniors) in Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County, Indiana Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Porter County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

85,169

50.50%

Male

83,467

49.50%

Porter County, Indiana Population by Age

Porter County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Porter County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All75.1%24.9%
Male62.8%37.2%
Non Family59.7%40.3%
Female52.6%47.4%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Porter County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All64,5172.5575.1
Married34,0713.1490
Non Family20,5111.2659.7
Female6,8313.1952.6
Male3,1043.2562.8

3.08

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Porter County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9821.71%
9th to 12th Grade5,4354.70%
High School Graduate40,53035.05%
Some College23,83020.61%
Associates Degree10,9899.50%
Bachelors Degree20,68417.89%
Graduate Degree12,19610.55%
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Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White99,71794,01328,728
Hispanic9,4718,1591,722
Black3,6503,425906
Asian1,6451,5321,084
Other Race1,3851,133200
2+ Races1,2781,153411
Native American25623243
Islander12612685

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 67.46%.

Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,688$63,710$31,480
Less Than 9th Grade$25,535$34,698$12,952
High School Graduate$39,344$59,314$24,373
Some College$42,508$63,017$29,126
Bachelors Degree$53,357$79,766$40,033
Graduate Degree$66,298$86,738$54,950

$45,688

Average Earnings

$63,710

Average Male

$31,480

Average Female

Porter County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Porter County, Indiana Language by Age

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Porter County, Indiana Language

94.11% of Porter County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 5.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.34% of the population.

Porter County, Indiana Language

Porter County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White136,97311,8268.63%
Hispanic16,3882,23113.61%
Black6,0931,42623.40%
Multiple3,86055914.48%
Asian2,25241618.47%
Other1,92241021.33%
Native2807025.00%
Islander1624628.40%

9.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.32%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porter County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is Islander, with 28.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is White, with 8.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.05%.

Porter County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.00%
High School8.92%
Some College8.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.84%

Porter County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.82%
Male Unemployed17.59%
Female Employed6.55%
Male Employed2.87%

Porter County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Porter County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,152$88,151
Families$86,096$101,290
Married Families$99,141$115,601
Non Families$40,292$56,161
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Income by Household Type

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Porter County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

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9,727

Number of Veterans

9,188

Male Veterans

539

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,884
First Gulf War1,628
Second Gulf War1,344
Korea604
World War II318

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,149
35 to 542,195
75+2,107
55 to 641,505
18 to 34771

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,0097.46%
Hispanic7616.59%
Black3397.62%
2+ Races1316.88%
Other Race1096.80%
Native American9235.94%
Asian361.81%
Islander117.01%

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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4.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Porter County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Porter County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Porter County, Indiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.51%

Born in Porter County, Indiana

96.40%

Native Born

3.60%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

2.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.40% of Porter County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 64.51% having been born in Indiana. 1.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Porter County, Indiana Place of Birth

  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

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