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.
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