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Porter County, IN

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Population

A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
 19901998200320082013
Total Population128,932146,253151,640162,238166,557
Change Since 1990 17,32122,70833,30637,625
Pct. Change Since 1990 13.4%17.6%25.8%29.2%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2012 to 2013
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration415
International Migration120
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)287
Births1,731
Deaths1,444
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9,3405.6%
School Age (5 to 17)29,46217.8%
College Age (18 to 24)15,3309.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)42,05625.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)47,33128.6%
Older (65 plus)22,16313.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone5850.4%
Asian Alone2,1701.3%
Black Alone5,6183.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone480.0%
White Alone154,80793.4%
Two or More Race Groups2,4541.5%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino150,87391.1%
Hispanic or Latino14,8098.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households61,312100.0%
  Family Households43,04870.2%
    Married with Children14,00822.8%
    Married without Children19,87232.4%
    Single Parents4,9438.1%
    Other4,2256.9%
  Non-family Households18,26429.8%
    Living Alone15,36525.1%
Average Household Size2.70
Average Family Household Size3.85
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195040,076NANA
196060,27920,20350.4%
197087,11426,83544.5%
1980119,81632,70237.5%
1990128,9329,1167.6%
April 2000146,80617,87413.9%
April 2010164,34317,53711.9%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections164,343172,563179,751186,212191,835
Change Since 2010 8,22015,40821,86927,492
Pct. Change Since 2010 5.0%9.4%13.3%16.7%
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Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau