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Porter is a town in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for David Porter, a hero of the War of 1812.
[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 41.615N. The longitude is -87.074W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,094.


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Median household income
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$50,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Porter demographic reports
Porter is on Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· Fish Lake
Nearby parks & recreation: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Historic sites and museums: Joseph Bailly Homestead

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21% 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 $24,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Porter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Porter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,108.


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Libraries in Porter include Hageman Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porter political report.

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The average commute time for Porter workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Porter include Springhouse Inn.

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