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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
 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%
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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 2013
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9,1665.5%
School Age (5 to 17)29,32517.6%
College Age (18 to 24)15,5119.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)42,35825.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)47,15528.3%
Older (65 plus)23,04213.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2013
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone6020.4%
Asian Alone2,2971.4%
Black Alone6,0143.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone490.0%
White Alone155,07393.2%
Two or More Race Groups2,5221.5%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino151,26590.9%
Hispanic or Latino15,2929.2%
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%
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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