Porter County, Indiana Population 2020

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%

Porter County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White153,16491.15%
Black or African American6,1343.65%
Two or More Races3,8372.28%
Asian2,2941.37%
Some Other Race2,1751.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native2870.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1500.09%

Porter County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2020

Porter County, Indiana Median Age

39.5


Total

38.3


Male

40.7


Female

Porter County, Indiana Adults

There are 130,247 adults, (25,992 of whom are seniors) in Porter County, Indiana.

Porter County, Indiana Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Porter County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

84,829

50.48%

Male

83,212

49.52%

Porter County, Indiana Households and Families

Porter County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Porter County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All75.5%24.5%
Male61.1%38.9%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Female54.7%45.3%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,9692.5675.5
Married34,3513.1689.7
Non Family19,5291.2360.2
Female7,1773.1254.7
Male2,9123.1361.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Porter County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1081.84%
9th to 12th Grade5,7505.01%
High School Graduate39,60034.53%
Some College23,90820.85%
Associates Degree10,9279.53%
Bachelors Degree20,30517.70%
Graduate Degree12,08910.54%

Porter County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White99,43393,40428,588
Hispanic9,1117,7371,646
Black3,5763,340822
Asian1,4401,334887
Other Race1,4101,021264
Multiple Races1,2161,075379
Native American24622676
Islander12012078

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 65.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,661$62,890$30,523
Less Than High School$24,056$34,444$12,426
High School Grad$37,273$58,053$22,021
Some College$40,943$60,374$27,853
Bachelors Degree$52,817$78,864$37,934
Graduate Degree$64,676$83,265$53,509

$43,661

Average Earnings

$62,890

Average Male

$30,523

Average Female

Porter County, Indiana Language

Porter County, Indiana Language by Age

Porter County, Indiana Language

93.90% of Porter County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 6.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.52% of the population.

Porter County, Indiana Poverty

Porter County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White137,27811,7588.57%
Hispanic15,9492,71317.01%
Black5,8441,49325.55%
Multiple3,71960916.38%
Other2,11960228.41%
Asian2,19839918.15%
Native2868529.72%
Islander1503825.33%

10.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.83%

Male Poverty Rate

11.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Porter County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is Native, with 29.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Porter County, Indiana is White, with 8.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.93%
High School8.55%
Some College8.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.56%
Male Unemployed17.77%
Female Employed7.04%
Male Employed3.20%

Porter County, Indiana Income

Porter County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,044$84,406
Families$82,951$97,371
Married Families$96,530$111,394
Non Families$37,928$51,469

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

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 55-64.

Porter County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Porter County, Indiana Veterans

9,975

Number of Veterans

9,418

Male Veterans

557

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,865
First Gulf War1,637
Second Gulf War1,302
Korea743
World War II369
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,2607.71%
Hispanic6686.00%
Black3909.11%
2 or More1447.75%
Other1116.89%
Asian371.94%
Indian3312.69%

$Porter County, Indiana Veterans by Education

4.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Porter County, Indiana Employment Status

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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

64.92%

Born in Indiana

96.27%

Native Born

3.73%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.27% of Porter County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 64.92% having been born in Indiana. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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