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: 892
  • PO Box Addresses: 305
  • Residential Addresses: 10,557
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 387
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,170

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Chesterton, IN 46304 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,525
Population in Households 25,362
Population in Familes 21,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density1 435
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $70,698
Average Household Income $86,090
Per Capita Income $32,765


Total Housing Units 10,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,483 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,196 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 794 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $201,826
Average Home Value $251,941


Total Households 9,679
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 6,818
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.49% 0.49%
Households 0.42% 0.46%
Families 0.23% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Chesterton, IN 46304 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46304 to the other 773 ZIP Codes 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 # 91 88th
Population Density # 211 73rd
Diversity Index # 177 77th
Median Household Income # 75 90th
Per Capita Income # 92 88th

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