Valparaiso, IN 46385 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46385: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Acceptable Alternative
Valpo, IN 46385

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Porter County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.473, Longitude -87.061
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 472
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,819
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 598
    • Single Family Addresses: 15,221

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

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Valparaiso, IN 46385 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,363
Daytime Population: Workers 7,173
Daytime Population: Residents 20,267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,440
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 41,148
Population in Familes 35,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density2 486
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $76,456
Average Household Income $95,194
Per Capita Income $34,645


Total Housing Units 15,803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,479 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,540 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 784 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $220,003
Average Home Value $262,329


Total Households 15,019
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 11,196
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 0.76% 0.72%
Households 0.73% 0.71%
Families 0.55% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Valparaiso, IN 46385 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46385 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 # 22 97th
Population Density # 204 74th
Diversity Index # 165 79th
Median Household Income # 40 95th
Per Capita Income # 53 93rd

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