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LaPorte County, IN&

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0.26% decline
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2.76% growth
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0.88% growth
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0.32% growth


The economy of LaPorte County, IN employs 47,278 people. The economy of LaPorte County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.15; 1.71; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in LaPorte County, IN are Manufacturing (10,525), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,238), and Retail trade (5,532), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,356), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,938), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,914).

Median household income in LaPorte County, IN is $48,165. Males in LaPorte County, IN have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,160. The income inequality of LaPorte County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for LaPorte County, IN. In LaPorte County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,649. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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LaPorte County, IN is home to a population of 110,993 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of LaPorte County, IN is composed of 88,964 White residents (80.2%), 12,046 Black residents (10.9%), 6,747 Hispanic residents (6.08%), 2,291 Two+ residents (2.06%), and 611 Asian residents (0.55%). The most common foreign languages in LaPorte County, IN are Spanish (4,209 speakers), Polish (266 speakers), and German (246 speakers), but compared to other places, LaPorte County, IN has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (208 speakers), Greek (158 speakers), and Polish (266 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in LaPorte County, IN awarded 607 degrees. The student population of LaPorte County, IN is skewed towards females, with 257 male students and 350 female students. Most students in LaPorte County, IN are White (493 and 81.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 8.73%), Black or African American (38 and 6.26%), and Two or more races (7 and 1.15%). The largest universities in LaPorte County, IN by number of graduates are Purdue University-North Central Campus (559 and 92.1%), Brown Mackie College-Michigan City (48 and 7.91%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in LaPorte County, IN are Registered Nursing (80 and 13.2%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (57 and 9.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 and 8.73%). The median tuition costs in LaPorte County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,251 and $14,977 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaPorte County, IN is $123,700, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $123,300 to $123,700, a 0.32% increase. The homeownership rate of LaPorte County, IN is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in LaPorte County, IN have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaPorte County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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