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People

Total Population 4,887
Male Share of the Population 53.5%
Female Share of the Population 46.5%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,568
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,607
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,007
Median House Value $162,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.9%
Irish 15.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Porter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Porter
Standard Zip Codes 46304
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.615
Longitude -87.074

Porter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station INDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station WANATAH 2 WNW
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly Shores 547 $87,500
Burns Harbor 1,326 $72,768
Chesterton 14,124 $84,122
Lake Station 12,268 $42,236
Ogden Dunes 1,203 $111,875
Portage 37,197 $66,043

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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