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Porter County, IN Highlights


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
Total Population128,932146,806156,024164,302169,594
Change Since 1990 17,87427,09235,37040,662
Pct. Change Since 1990 13.9%21.0%27.4%31.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration915
International Migration64
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)85
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9,2325.4%
School Age (5 to 17)28,19216.6%
College Age (18 to 24)15,2809.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,01725.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)46,07027.2%
Older (65 plus)27,80316.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone6250.4%
Asian Alone2,4931.5%
Black Alone7,1884.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone610.0%
White Alone156,42192.2%
Two or More Race Groups2,8061.7%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino152,18889.7%
Hispanic or Latino17,40610.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households63,251100.0%
  Family Households44,39470.2%
    Married with Children13,84621.9%
    Married without Children20,43632.3%
    Single Parents5,6428.9%
  Non-family Households18,85729.8%
    Living Alone15,27324.1%
Average Household Size2.66
Average Family Household Size3.80
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000146,80617,87413.9%
April 2010164,30217,49611.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
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%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau