logo

Porter County, IN

Select a topic:

PopulationEducationCommutingLabor ForceIndustryIncomeFirm Size

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
 19902000200420092014
Total Population128,932146,806153,473163,285167,076
Change Since 1990 17,87424,54134,35338,144
Pct. Change Since 1990 13.9%19.0%26.6%29.6%
graph
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2013 to 2014
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration267
International Migration117
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)283
Births1,767
Deaths1,484
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9,1795.5%
School Age (5 to 17)28,96617.3%
College Age (18 to 24)15,4439.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)42,64025.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)46,85728.0%
Older (65 plus)23,99114.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone6130.4%
Asian Alone2,4421.5%
Black Alone6,3033.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone590.0%
White Alone155,03592.8%
Two or More Race Groups2,6241.6%
graph
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino151,25190.5%
Hispanic or Latino15,8259.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2013
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households61,502100.0%
  Family Households43,45070.6%
    Married with Children13,86622.5%
    Married without Children20,07632.6%
    Single Parents5,1138.3%
    Other4,3957.1%
  Non-family Households18,05229.4%
    Living Alone15,08924.5%
Average Household Size2.71
Average Family Household Size3.83
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%
graph
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%
graph
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

Download Options

Please wait until page completely loads before changing format.

Excel Word Word