La Porte County

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La Porte County, Indiana

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

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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