Chesterton, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Chesterton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Chesterton had a population of 13,270 as of July 1, 2016. Chesterton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chesterton is located at latitude 41.5998 and longitude -87.055 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chesterton (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Town of Chesterton (GNIS ID: 2396642) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Chesterton is located within Township of Westchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chesterton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chesterton: Calumet, Coffee Creek.


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Town of Chesterton, IN Boundary Map



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Chesterton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,270
Population in Households 13,149
Population in Familes 10,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 1,422
Diversity Index2 28
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,083
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,543
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,534 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,548 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $184,718
Average Home Value $216,976
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,804
Average Household Income $72,700
Per Capita Income $28,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.4%
Households 0.17% 0.35%
Families -0.05% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chesterton, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesterton to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 91st
Population Density1 # 308 55th
Diversity Index2 # 108 84th
Median Household Income # 104 85th
Per Capita Income # 117 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.