Center Township, Porter County, Indiana

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Center Township
Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana
Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana
Map highlighting Center Township, Porter County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°28′39″N 87°04′29″W / 41.47750°N 87.07472°W / 41.47750; -87.07472Coordinates: 41°28′39″N 87°04′29″W / 41.47750°N 87.07472°W / 41.47750; -87.07472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 29.8 sq mi (77.19 km2)
 • Land 29.4 sq mi (76.13 km2)
 • Water 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
Elevation[1] 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 43,267
 • Density 1,472.0/sq mi (568.33/km2)
FIPS code 18-11566[2]
GNIS feature ID 453189

Center Township is one of twelve townships in Porter County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 43,267.[3]


Center Township was organized in 1836, and named for its location at the geographic center of Porter County.[4]

Cities and towns[edit]

The largest community in the township is Valparaiso.[5]


Center Township is served by the Valparaiso Community Schools. Their high school is Valparaiso High School.

Valparaiso is also the home of Valparaiso University.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Center township, Porter County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ History of Porter County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 136. 
  5. ^ Porter County, Indiana Sesquicentennial, 150, 1836-1986

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