LaPorte County, IN

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2020 Population
110,026
0.116% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.3
0% 1-year change
2018 Poverty Rate
16.5%
0.513% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,010
6.25% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$139,900
5.51% 1-year growth

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In 2020, LaPorte County, IN had a population of 110k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $57,010. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of LaPorte County, IN declined from 110,154 to 110,026, a −0.116% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,658 to $57,010, a 6.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in LaPorte County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.04%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.03%).

None of the households in LaPorte County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in LaPorte County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Purdue University-North Central Campus (567 degrees awarded in 2016).

In 2020, the median property value in LaPorte County, IN was $139,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in LaPorte County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in LaPorte County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

LaPorte County, IN is home to a population of 110k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.37% of LaPorte County, IN residents were born outside of the country (3.7k people).

In 2020, there were 7.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.5k people) in LaPorte County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of LaPorte County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in LaPorte County, IN was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in LaPorte County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.5k ± 197
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 489
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.67k ± 449
6.83%
Hispanic Population
7.51k people

In 2020, there were 7.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.5k people) in LaPorte County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.83% of the people in LaPorte County, IN are hispanic (7.51k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in LaPorte County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.37%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.7k people
3.32%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.66k people

As of 2020, 3.37% of LaPorte County, IN residents (3.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in LaPorte County, IN was 3.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,796 ± 271
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    929 ± 202
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    799 ± 197

LaPorte County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of LaPorte County, IN employs 48.2k people. The largest industries in LaPorte County, IN are Manufacturing (10,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,392 people), and Retail Trade (5,611 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,804), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,550), and Construction ($52,675).

Occupations

48.2k
2020 Value
± 1,602
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 4.45%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in LaPorte County, IN grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 47.6k employees to 48.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaPorte County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,544 people), Production Occupations (5,224 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,825 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaPorte County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.2k
2020 Value
± 1,602
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 4.45%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in LaPorte County, IN grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 47.6k employees to 48.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaPorte County, IN, are Manufacturing (10,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,392 people), and Retail Trade (5,611 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaPorte County, IN, though some of these residents may live in LaPorte County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,487
Median earning men ± $2,079
$27,807
Median earning women ± $1,514

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($77,667), Construction ($56,639), and Manufacturing ($55,898).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,772), Public Administration ($41,302), and Manufacturing ($40,457).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 770
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 731
    Manufacturing
  3. 506
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in LaPorte County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 52.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.96%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2016, universities in LaPorte County, IN awarded 567 degrees. The student population of LaPorte County, IN in 2016 is skewed towards women, with 2,360 male students and 3,732 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in LaPorte County, IN are White (476 and 85%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (35 and 6.25%), Black or African American (28 and 5%), and Two or More Races (12 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in LaPorte County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University-North Central Campus (567 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in LaPorte County, IN was $139,900 in 2020, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $132,600 to $139,900, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate in LaPorte County, IN is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in LaPorte County, IN have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in LaPorte County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in LaPorte County, IN is $57,010. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in LaPorte County, IN was Census Tract 412 with a value of $101,250, followed by Census Tract 428 and Census Tract 419, with respective values of $95,435 and $86,250.

Property

$139,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,716
$31,297
Median Property Taxes
±$1,296

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In LaPorte County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in LaPorte County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.3% of the housing units in LaPorte County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 412
  2. Census Tract 428
  3. Census Tract 419

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LaPorte County, IN was Census Tract 412 with a value of $101,250, followed by Census Tract 428 and Census Tract 419, with respective values of $95,435 and $86,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in LaPorte County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,010
Median Household Income
± $2,189
42.7k
Number of Households
± 1,468

In 2020, the median household income of the 42.7k households in LaPorte County, IN grew to $57,010 from the previous year's value of $53,658.

The following chart displays the households in LaPorte County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for LaPorte County, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.18%)

In 2020, 82.9% of workers in LaPorte County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.94%) and those who worked at home (4.18%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaPorte County, IN have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in LaPorte County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in LaPorte County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in LaPorte County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaPorte County, IN (16.8k out of 102k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in LaPorte County, IN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.7% of the population of LaPorte County, IN has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Indiana was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in LaPorte County, IN see 2558 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.32% decrease from the previous year (2821 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1962 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1008 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,558 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in LaPorte County, IN

Primary care physicians in LaPorte County, IN see an average of 2,558 patients per year. This represents a 9.32% decrease from the previous year (2,821 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in LaPorte County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.34%
Uninsured
48.4%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaPorte County, IN declined by 4.99% from 7.73% to 7.34%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.3 in LaPorte County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.4% in LaPorte County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.12% in LaPorte County, IN.

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