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Porter County, IN&

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0.45% growth
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1.76% growth
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0.81% growth
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0.3% growth


The economy of Porter County, IN employs 78,219 people. The economy of Porter County, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.81; 1.48; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Porter County, IN are Manufacturing (14,690), Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,766), and Educational Services (8,029), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($133,542), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($81,696), and Utilities ($78,158).

Median household income in Porter County, IN is $63,926. Males in Porter County, IN have an average income that is 1.84 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,868. The income inequality of Porter County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Porter County, IN. In Porter 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 61 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,869. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Porter County, IN is home to a population of 166,570 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Porter County, IN is composed of 140,793 White residents (84.5%), 15,371 Hispanic residents (9.2%), 5,272 Black residents (3.17%), 2,373 Asian residents (1.42%), and 2,168 Two+ residents (1.3%). The most common foreign languages in Porter County, IN are Spanish (5,529 speakers), German (725 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (426 speakers), but compared to other places, Porter County, IN has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (426 speakers), Greek (314 speakers), and German (725 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Porter County, IN awarded 1,396 degrees. The student population of Porter County, IN is skewed towards females, with 632 male students and 764 female students. Most students in Porter County, IN are White (947 and 67.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (80 and 5.73%), Black or African American (69 and 4.94%), and Unknown (28 and 2.01%). The largest universities in Porter County, IN by number of graduates are Valparaiso University (1,373 and 98.4%), Don Roberts Beauty School (23 and 1.65%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Porter County, IN are Registered Nursing (131 and 9.4%), General Biological Sciences (41 and 2.94%), and General Psychology (37 and 2.65%). The median tuition costs in Porter County, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $35,030 and $35,030 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 Porter County, IN is $165,500, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $165,000 to $165,500, a 0.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Porter County, IN is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Porter County, IN have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Porter County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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