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Demographics

People

Total Population4,855
Male Share of the Population57.6%
Female Share of the Population42.4%
Senior Citizens8%
Employed Population 16+2,625
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married57.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.9%
Median Earnings25+$52,415
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,591
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,026

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,395
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,255
Median House Value$171,800

Ancestry

German23.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Polish14.5%
Irish12.3%
Scottish7.8%
Swedish7.1%
English7.1%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Russian2.2%
Hungarian2.2%
Dutch1.8%
Croatian1.7%
Lithuanian1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Serbian1.2%
Czech0.7%
Romanian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.2%
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Porter Almanac

CategoryValue
County Porter County
Standard Zip Codes46304
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.6
Approximate Longitude-87.05

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)

StationINDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationHOBART 2 WNW
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWANATAH 2 WNW
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Shores614$109,792
Burns Harbor1,452$75,707
Chesterton14,052$85,013
Lake Station12,157$46,765
Ogden Dunes1,195$124,167
Portage36,849$65,713

Porter Public Schools

Discovery Charter School
800 Canonie Dr
ZIP: 46304
(219) 983-9800
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Newton Yost Elementary School
100 W Beam St
ZIP: 46304
(219) 983-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
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