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LaPorte County, Indiana

The French word meaning "the door" gave the county its name when formed in 1832

County Seat: La Porte

Largest City: Michigan City (2023 population: 31,659)

Population per Square Mile: 186.71

Square Miles: 598.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)112,417151.7%6,484,050
Today (2023)111,706161.6%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*110,004161.6%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today-0.6%42 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6178 4,599
Net International Migration3536 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9473-1.3%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2023NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,900145.3%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)17,6401415.8%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)8,724177.8%9.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)28,6851525.7%25.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)28,4141425.4%24.2%
Seniors (65 and older)22,3431320.0%17.2%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 38.2

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2023NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone559140.5%0.5%
Asian Alone744270.7%2.9%
Black Alone12,768811.4%10.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone39320.0%0.1%
White94,4261684.5%83.7%
Two or More Race Groups3,170142.8%2.5%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic102,9931692.2%91.2%
Hispanic8,713117.8%8.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)43,23516100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,1731814.3%18.1%
Married Without Children13,4181531.0%29.6%
Single Parents4,7421311.0%9.0%
Living Alone12,2551728.3%29.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2023 (estimate)50,19916100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)49,76316100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
32,0491464.4%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$166,20039  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
11,1861722.5%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$71423  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 16,911141.5%1,124,094
Public15,962141.5%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)78,906151.7%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher89.9%48 90%
with B.A. or higher degree21.1%30 28.2%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2022$49,9926185.7%58,323
Median Household Income in 202266,3363299.4%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202215.3%13122.4%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.8%8135.1%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202269151.8%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 202212,817112.1%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20239,136141.8%511,735

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20211,179141.5%79,946
Births to Teens, 202159131.5%3,845
Deaths, 20191,249131.9%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force47,678161.4%3,401,387
Employed45,780161.4%3,288,017
Unemployed1,898161.7%113,370
Annual Unemployment Rate4.06121.2%3.3
May 2024 Unemployment Rate4.41100.0%4.4

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work54,682100.0%$2,991,981100.0%$54,716
Wage and Salary42,91078.5%$2,187,28673.1%$50,974
Farm Proprietors6111.1%$53,7661.8%$87,997
Nonfarm Proprietors11,16120.4%$260,7498.7%$23,363
Farm7981.5%$63,7822.1%$79,927
Nonfarm53,88498.5%$2,928,19997.9%$54,343
Private47,35586.6%$2,517,76784.2%$53,168
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,2297.7%$135,9914.5%$32,157
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,2472.3%$46,9681.6%$37,665
  Construction3,1165.7%$232,9227.8%$74,750
  Health Care, Social Serv.6,02411.0%$396,28413.2%$65,784
  Information3910.7%$15,2310.5%$38,954
  Manufacturing8,45215.5%$648,40521.7%$76,716
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1,7773.2%$95,4953.2%$53,739
  Retail Trade6,12611.2%$213,0977.1%$34,786
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1,9323.5%$129,3614.3%$66,957
  Other Private (not above)11,385*20.8%*$446,584*14.9%*$39,226*
Government6,52911.9%$410,43213.7%$62,863

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2023UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed233100.0%100.0%$72,051$7,695,489
Single-Family16169.1%63.0%$62,931$5,961,199
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$99,053
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$40,460
5+ Family7230.9%34.2%$9,120$1,594,777

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in LaPorte County

NamePopulation
in 2023
Percent of County
Kingsbury1880.2%
Kingsford Heights1,3251.2%
La Crosse5630.5%
La Porte22,48620.1%
Long Beach1,1741.1%
Michiana Shores3010.3%
Michigan City31,65928.3%
Pottawattomie Park2350.2%
Trail Creek2,0271.8%
Wanatah9880.9%
Westville5,2684.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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