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The county is in the Chicago metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 154,961. This was an increase of 5.56% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Porter County was $30,892. This was an increase of 12.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 100% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
23% of Porter County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Porter County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Porter County include Adam Cemetery, Bailly Cemetery, Blachly Cemetery, Blake Cemetery, Burstrom Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Carter Cemetery, Chesterton Cemetery, Cornell Cemetery, Eight Square Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Porter County include Beverly Shores, Boone, Boone Grove, Burns Harbor, Center, Chesterton, Dune Acres, Furnessville, Hebron, Jackson ... View communities
Colleges in Porter County include Valparaiso University ... View colleges
School districts in Porter County include Duneland Schools, East Porter County Schools, M S D Boone Township, Portage Township Schools, Porter Township Schools, Union Township Schools, Valparaiso Community Schools ... View school districts
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Libraries in Porter County include Hageman Memorial Library, Hebron Library, Kouts Library, Portage Public Library, Porter County Public Library System, South Haven Library, Westchester Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Porter County include Chesterton Tribune ... View newspapers
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porter County political report.
Hotels in Porter County include Best Western Expressway Inn, Comfort Inn Portage, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn-Valparaiso, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn Valparaiso, Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton, Holiday Inn Express-Portage ... More hotels
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