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Porter County, Indiana

155 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 465-3445
Fax: (219) 465-3592
www.co.porter.in.us

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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    JASON WOODBURY BUCK Porter County, Indiana Total points 22 (9R, 13L) Greatest spread 25 6/8 Inside spread 20 5/8 Main beams 25 7/8, 24 0/8 Longest tine 15 5/8 Antler bases 7 1/8, 7 0/8 Abnormal points 44 6/8 Gross typical 197 7/8 Deductions -8 0/8 Net NT score 234 5/8
    Beta Steel Corporation (Beta Steel) operates a steel mill in Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana.
    and Crossroads Pipeline Company at Wheeler in Porter County, Indiana, is now in-service and offers natural gas customers in the Northern Indiana and Toledo, Ohio, areas additional access to natural gas supplies at the Chicago Hub.
    It was a rural, tobacco-chewing scene (of the sort that I found still persisted in Porter County, Indiana, during the early 1920s when the horse population was committing suicide).
    and Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation's Crossroads Pipeline at Wheeler in Porter County, Indiana, is now in-service and offers natural gas customers in the Northern Indiana and Toledo, Ohio, areas additional access to natural gas supplies at the Chicago Hub.
    Previously, the Porter County, Indiana Superior Court, in an unusual move, reversed its earlier decision in the case which was brought by certain proponents of gaming in an Indiana County where a gaming referendum failed to receive the required countywide approval.