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Center is a township in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Center. For links to other places called Center, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Center is 41.477N. The longitude is -87.074W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 38,186.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Center demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46383 ZIP code.
27% of Center residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Center was $24,678, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $553. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,119.
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Center political report.
The average commute time for Center workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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