Valparaiso, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Valparaiso, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Valparaiso had a population of 33,462 as of July 1, 2018. Valparaiso ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Valparaiso is located at latitude 41.4798 and longitude -87.0523 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valparaiso (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Valparaiso (GNIS ID: 2397114) 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 City of Valparaiso is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valparaiso: Portersville.

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


Total Population 33,462
Population in Households 30,878
Population in Familes 22,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,584
Population Density2 2,150
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $53,819
Average Household Income $76,468
Per Capita Income $31,676


Total Housing Units 14,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,471 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,876 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 885 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $190,867
Average Home Value $227,041


Total Households 13,346
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 7,523
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 0.65% 0.59%
Households 0.69% 0.62%
Families 0.67% 0.48%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Valparaiso, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valparaiso 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 # 28 96th
Population Density # 99 86th
Diversity Index # 83 88th
Median Household Income # 282 59th
Per Capita Income # 94 86th

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