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Porter is a town in Rock County, in the Janesville metro area.
The community was named after Dr. John Porter.
The latitude of Porter is 42.801N. The longitude is -89.181W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 925.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Porter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Janesville-Beloit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53536 ZIP code.
32% of Porter residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Porter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Porter was $22,025, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Porter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Porter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,166.
Rock County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porter political report.
The average commute time for Porter workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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