Chesterton, IN 46304 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 46304: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chesterton, IN 46304

Acceptable Alternative
Burns Harbor, IN 46304
Dune Acres, IN 46304
Porter, IN 46304

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Porter County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.617, Longitude -87.029
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 898
  • PO Box Addresses: 315
  • Residential Addresses: 10,484
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 391
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,093

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Chesterton, IN 46304 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,544
Daytime Population: Workers 11,946
Daytime Population: Residents 12,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,610
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 25,381
Population in Familes 21,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 436
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $65,970
Average Household Income $82,413
Per Capita Income $31,253


Total Housing Units 10,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,280 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,370 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 768 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $194,338
Average Home Value $247,672


Total Households 9,650
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 6,810
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.6%
Households 0.48% 0.53%
Families 0.29% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Chesterton, IN 46304 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46304 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 91 89th
Population Density # 213 73rd
Diversity Index # 172 78th
Median Household Income # 85 89th
Per Capita Income # 101 87th

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