Chesterton, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Chesterton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Chesterton had a population of 13,326 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chesterton: Calumet, Coffee Creek.

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Chesterton, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,326
Population in Households 13,204
Population in Familes 10,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 1,428
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $63,798
Average Household Income $79,430
Per Capita Income $30,936


Total Housing Units 5,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,670 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,455 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $190,295
Average Home Value $223,944


Total Households 5,125
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 3,551
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.24% 0.34%
Households 0.23% 0.33%
Families -0.01% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 2018 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 Density # 306 55th
Diversity Index # 112 84th
Median Household Income # 102 85th
Per Capita Income # 111 84th

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