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Population (year 2000): 10,488. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,032 (+14.7% change)
Males: 5,126 (48.9%), Females: 5,362 (51.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $55,530 (year 2000)
Median house value: $133,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Chesterton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.7%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (25.5%), Irish (19.3%), English (11.9%), Polish (10.1%), Swedish (6.2%), Italian (5.5%).Indiana forum

Land area: 8.5 square miles

Chesterton,

For population 25 years and over in Chesterton

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chesterton town

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

2.2% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.2% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,269 (+13.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (19.8 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (45.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN Porter, (1.8 miles Acres, IN (3.4 miles Dune Harbor, IN (4.6 miles Burns Haven, IN (6.8 miles South Shores, IN Beverly (7.5 miles IN Valparaiso, (8.9 miles IN (8.9 miles Portage, Dunes, IN (9.2 miles Ogden


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 64 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $287,900
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 1999: 59 buildings, average cost: $257,600
  • 2000: 84 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2002: 57 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2003: 141 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2004: 180 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2005: 150 buildings, average cost: $220,400

Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 87.06 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Manufacturing (21.0%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -770 (-7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,351 (25.2%)


 

Crime in Chesterton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 1 0 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 9.5 0.0 28.6 9.5
Robberies 2 0 3 4 2 1
    per 100,000 19.1 0.0 28.6 38.1 19.1 9.5
Assaults 16 17 7 8 12 14
    per 100,000 152.6 162.1 66.7 76.3 114.4 133.5
Burglaries 43 31 46 37 49 70
    per 100,000 410.0 295.6 438.6 352.8 467.2 667.4
Thefts 268 240 232 237 250 274
    per 100,000 2555.3 2288.3 2212.1 2259.7 2383.7 2612.5
Auto thefts 19 14 27 25 19 20
    per 100,000 181.2 133.5 257.4 238.4 181.2 190.7
181.6 155.3 165.5 160.9 182.6 199.8

Average climate in Chesterton, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chesterton,

Chesterton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1976, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Chesterton city center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/24/1967, a category 3 tornado 11.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Chesterton:
  • PORTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • ST ANTHONY MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTERS (about 15 miles; MICHIGAN CITY, IN)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 16 miles; HOBART, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chesterton:
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 12 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 24 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 50 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chesterton:
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 14 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)
  • MICHIGAN CITY MUNI (about 18 miles; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; ID: MGC)
  • FLYING U RANCH (about 22 miles; UNION MILLS, IN; ID: 4C1)

Amtrak station near Chesterton:
  • 14 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 3 $6,882 $27,528 3 $1,468
Sewerage 23 $60,846 $31,745 6 $1,510
Police Protection - Officers 20 $62,496 $37,497 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $41,140 $41,140 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   23 $4,878
Financial Administration 4 $10,308 $30,924 0 $0
Firefighters 12 $34,360 $34,360 35 $4,488
Police - Other 6 $13,694 $27,388 3 $972
Totals for Government 80 $229,726 $34,458 70 $13,316
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chesterton:
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,376)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 11 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 20 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 22 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 28 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,342)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 38 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
Public high school in Chesterton:
  • CHESTERTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,764; Location: 2125 S 11TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Chesterton:
  • FAIRHAVEN BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 182; Location: 86 E OAK HILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chesterton:
  • CHESTERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 915; Location: 651 W MORGAN AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WESTCHESTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 1050 S 5TH ST; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BAILLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 800 S 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: 50-1 W 900 N; Grades: KG - 04)
  • LIBERTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 50 W 900 N; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BRUMMITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: 2500 INDIAN BOUNDARY; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Chesterton:
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 640 NORTH CALUMET RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHESTERTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 270 E BURDICK RD; Grades: PK - 7)
Library in Chesterton:
  • WESTCHESTER PL (Operating income: $1,217,191; Location: 200 W INDIANA AVE; 166,327 books; 11,954 audio materials; 12,648 video materials; 400 serial subscriptions)

Church in Chesterton: Crocker Bible Baptist Church (A).


Chesterton compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chesterton:
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WAKE (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chesterton:
  • WDSO (88.3 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: DUNELAND SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
TV broadcast stations around Chesterton:
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)

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