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Porter is a township in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Porter. For links to other places called Porter, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Porter is 41.578N. The longitude is -87.175W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,459.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Porter 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 46347 ZIP code.
25% of Porter residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $25,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% 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 $704. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porter political report.
The average commute time for Porter workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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