Porter County

Porter County, Indiana

155 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 465-3445
Fax: (219) 465-3592

On the northwestern border of IN, east of Gary, bordered on north by Lake Michigan; established Feb 7, 1835 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Commodore David Porter (1780-1843), naval hero in the War of 1812 and U.S. minister to Turkey (1839)

Area (sq mi):: 521.61 (land 418.11; water 103.50) Population per square mile: 377.30
Population 2005: 157,772 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 7.50%; 1990-2000 13.90% Population 2000: 146,798 (White 92.20%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $23,957; median household $53,100; Population below poverty level: 5.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,935-$31,238
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Portage (35,269)
  • Valparaiso County seat (28,750)
  • Chesterton (11,570)

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    Baker said the first class has 10 students, and in the future they will attract students through a partnership with the Porter County Career Center and word-of-mouth.
    After the Porter County Career and Technical Center (PCCTC) announced their new solar panel project which high school students completed in the Electronic and Modern Machining classes, 2015 marks two years.
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