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Porter is a town in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,858 at the 2010 census. Porter is in the Indiana Dunes ecosystem, which played a role in the creation of The Nature Conservancy, and inspired conservation effortsPorter is noted for its proximity to the Indiana Dunes State Park and for its railroad heritage. Porter was the southern terminus for the Chicago and West Michigan Railway.GeographyPorter is located at .According to the 2010 census, Porter has a total area of 6.48sqmi, of which 6.2sqmi is land and 0.28sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 4,858 people, 1,832 households, and 1,310 families residing in the town. The population density was 783.5PD/sqmi. There were 1,978 housing units at an average density of 319.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 94.3% White, 1.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.
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