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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 Population128,932146,806164,288167,439170,980
Change Since 1990 17,87435,35638,50742,048
Pct. Change Since 1990 13.9%27.4%29.9%32.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration488
International Migration31
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-142
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)8,9935.3%
School Age (5 to 17)27,93416.3%
College Age (18 to 24)15,3179.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,52625.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)45,30626.5%
Older (65 plus)29,90417.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone6630.4%
Asian Alone2,5261.5%
Black Alone7,7644.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone660.0%
White Alone156,85591.7%
Two or More Race Groups3,1061.8%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino152,74289.3%
Hispanic or Latino18,23810.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households64,517100.0%
  Family Households44,00668.2%
    Married with Children13,38520.7%
    Married without Children20,68632.1%
    Single Parents5,6618.8%
  Non-family Households20,51131.8%
    Living Alone16,35325.3%
Average Household Size2.64
Average Family Household Size3.88
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000146,80617,87413.9%
April 2010164,28817,48211.9%
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