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Porter County Statistics

Facts

Land area418.2 square miles
Population Density393 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)166,557
Population change1.3%
Under 5 years of age5.5%
Under 1823.1%
65 and over13.8%
Females50.9%
White93.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race9.2
Asian1.4%
Two or more races1.5%
Black or African American3.6%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school91%
Had a bachelor degree or higher25.4%
Veterans11,934

Households and Housing

Households61,502
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more87.6%
Median household income$62,794
The Per capita income$28,669
Live below the poverty line10.4%
Housing units66,534
Multi-unit structures17%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$165,700
Residents owning their homes77.4%

Business Facts

Total number of firms12,407
Women-owned firms29.2%
Asian-owned firms1.5%
Hispanic-owned firms3.1%
Black-owned firms1.4%
Native American-owned firms0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$1,956,275
Retail sales per capita$12,188
Manufacturers shipments$7,318,767
Merchant wholesaler sales$1,463,085
Source US Census Data