Michigan City-La Porte, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
112,215
0.0276% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
0.746% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
2.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,854
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,200
14.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Michigan City-La Porte, IN had a population of 112k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $66,854. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Michigan City-La Porte, IN grew from 112,184 to 112,215, a 0.0276% increase and its median household income grew from $60,226 to $66,854, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Michigan City-La Porte, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), White (Hispanic) (2.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.11%).

None of the households in Michigan City-La Porte, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Michigan City-La Porte, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Purdue University-North Central Campus (567 degrees awarded in 2016).

In 2022, the median property value in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was $166,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%.

Most people in Michigan City-La Porte, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Michigan City-La Porte, IN is home to a population of 112k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.13% of Michigan City-La Porte, IN residents were born outside of the country (3.51k people).

In 2022, there were 7.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.9k people) in Michigan City-La Porte, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.08k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Michigan City-La Porte, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Michigan City-La Porte, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.9k ± 344
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 494
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.08k ± 639
7.19%
Hispanic Population
8.07k people

In 2022, there were 7.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.9k people) in Michigan City-La Porte, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.08k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.19% of the people in Michigan City-La Porte, IN are hispanic (8.07k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Michigan City-La Porte, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.51k people
3.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.49k people

As of 2022, 3.13% of Michigan City-La Porte, IN residents (3.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,398 ± 284
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,022 ± 239
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,017 ± 286

Michigan City-La Porte, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Michigan City-La Porte, IN employs 49.9k people. The largest industries in Michigan City-La Porte, IN are Manufacturing (11,087 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,114 people), and Retail Trade (5,570 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,827), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,097), and Wholesale Trade ($58,750).

Occupations

49.9k
2022 Value
± 1,676
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Michigan City-La Porte, IN grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 49.2k employees to 49.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Michigan City-La Porte, IN, are Production Occupations (5,834 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,605 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,440 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Michigan City-La Porte, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.9k
2022 Value
± 1,676
1.47%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Michigan City-La Porte, IN grew at a rate of 1.47%, from 49.2k employees to 49.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Michigan City-La Porte, IN, are Manufacturing (11,087 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,114 people), and Retail Trade (5,570 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Michigan City-La Porte, IN, though some of these residents may live in Michigan City-La Porte, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,113
Median earning men ± $2,583
$33,686
Median earning women ± $968

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($97,054), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,313), and Information ($62,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,815), Public Administration ($45,484), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,226).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 770
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 731
    Manufacturing
  3. 506
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Michigan City-La Porte, IN awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Michigan City-La Porte, IN in 2016 is skewed towards women, with 2,360 male students and 3,732 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Michigan City-La Porte, IN are White (476 and 85%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (35 and 6.25%), Black or African American (28 and 5%), and Two or More Races (12 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in Michigan City-La Porte, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University-North Central Campus (567 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was $166,200 in 2022, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,600 to $166,200, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Michigan City-La Porte, IN is 74.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Michigan City-La Porte, IN have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Michigan City-La Porte, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Michigan City-La Porte, IN is $66,854. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

Property

$166,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,138
$32,049
Median Property Taxes
±$1,307

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Michigan City-La Porte, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Michigan City-La Porte, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.1% of the housing units in Michigan City-La Porte, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Michigan City-La Porte, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

The following map shows all of the counties in Michigan City-La Porte, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,854
Median Household Income
± $2,323
43.2k
Number of Households
± 1,516

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.2k households in Michigan City-La Porte, IN grew to $66,854 from the previous year's value of $60,226.

The following chart displays the households in Michigan City-La Porte, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Michigan City-La Porte, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.02%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Michigan City-La Porte, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.89%) and those who worked at home (5.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Michigan City-La Porte, IN have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Michigan City-La Porte, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Michigan City-La Porte, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Michigan City-La Porte, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Michigan City-La Porte, IN (15.5k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Michigan City-La Porte, IN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Michigan City-La Porte, IN has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.938% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.38%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.938%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Michigan City-La Porte, IN declined by 10.3% from 7.11% to 6.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Michigan City-La Porte, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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