La Porte County

La Porte County, Indiana

813 Lincolnway
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (216) 326-6808
Fax: (216) 326-5615

On the northwestern border of IN, west of South Bend; organized Jan 9, 1832 from Indian lands. Name Origin: French 'the port' or 'the door,' referring to a natural opening through the forest that served as a gateway to the north

Area (sq mi):: 613.04 (land 598.24; water 14.80) Population per square mile: 184.70
Population 2005: 110,512 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 110,106 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 10.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 37.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,913; median household $41,430; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,346-$25,241
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Michigan City (32,179)
  • La Porte County seat (20,982)

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    Join the La Porte County Solid Waste District's first-ever Master Recycler course
    The class is open to La Porte County residents and those who work here.
    Notes: A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on March 10th at 9:30 AM Central Daylight Time in the Large Meeting Room of the La Porte County Public Library Main Library located at 904 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350.
    The La Porte County Solid Waste District collected a mountain of plastic bags at its recycling events held at Al's Supermarkets over the past two weeks 17,897 to be exact.
    The United Way of La Porte County, in collaboration with other partners, has used the SSS to spearhead an innovative childcare initiative.
    Construction employment has grown very slowly in Lake and Porter counties (growing about 5 percent between 2001 and 2005) and has been about unchanged in La Porte County.
    Notes: A Mandatory pre bid meeting will be held on 02/22/16, 10:00 AM at the La porte county complex, 809 State street, La Porte, IN 46350.
    Labor market conditions will be determined not only by growth in local employment, but also by the extent of employment opportunities in surrounding communities, especially in Chicago and its southern suburbs (strength in La Porte County would also benefit people living in Lake and Porter counties).
    Tenders are invited for La Porte County Countywide Bridge Inspection Program (Des # 1500346) in La Porte District
    Tenders are invited for La Porte County Franklin Street Lift Bridge Feasibility Study (Des # 1592336) in La Porte District