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Population (year 2000): 27,428. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,102 (+6.1% change)
Males: 13,125 (47.9%), Females: 14,303 (52.1%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.7 years
Median household income: $45,799 (year 2000)
Median house value: $121,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Valparaiso:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (33.0%), Irish (16.3%), English (11.9%), Polish (9.2%), Italian (5.6%), United States (5.3%).Indiana

Elevation: 738 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles

Valparaiso,

For population 25 years and over in Valparaiso

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valparaiso city

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

4.1% Foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,791 (+11.3%).


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Valparaiso )

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (21.1 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (49.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Haven, IN (7.2 miles South IN Chesterton, (8.9 miles IN Porter, (10.4 miles Harbor, IN (10.6 miles Burns IN (11.3 miles Kouts, IN Wanatah, (11.3 miles IN (11.5 miles Portage, IN Westville, (11.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 93 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 1997: 94 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 1998: 133 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 1999: 124 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2000: 70 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2001: 103 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2002: 74 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2003: 69 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2004: 162 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2005: 106 buildings, average cost: $186,700

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 87.06 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.7%), Manufacturing (16.4%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,456 (+27.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,144 (52.6%)


 

Crime in Valparaiso by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 3.6 7.3 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 4 5 5 4 2
    per 100,000 3.6 14.6 18.2 18.2 14.6 7.3
Robberies 5 7 4 5 7 5
    per 100,000 18.2 25.5 14.6 18.2 25.5 18.2
Assaults 21 15 43 67 78 71
    per 100,000 76.6 54.7 156.8 244.3 284.4 258.9
Burglaries 102 101 99 88 66 81
    per 100,000 371.9 368.2 360.9 320.8 240.6 295.3
Thefts 674 638 708 680 923 839
    per 100,000 2457.3 2326.1 2581.3 2479.2 3365.2 3058.9
Auto thefts 38 43 37 34 38 33
    per 100,000 138.5 156.8 134.9 124.0 138.5 120.3
157.6 155.8 186.0 200.5 232.9 212.8

Average climate in Valparaiso, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Valparaiso,

Valparaiso-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Valparaiso city center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/24/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Bill Van Senus - College basketball player (IUPUI Jaguars), Brian McMillan - College basketball player (Dartmouth Big Green).


Hospital/medical center in Valparaiso:
  • PORTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (814 LAPORTE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Valparaiso:
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 15 miles; HOBART, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS INC SOUTHLAKE (about 20 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
  • SOUTHLAKE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH INC (about 20 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Valparaiso:
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 5 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 26 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 53 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Valparaiso:
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 15 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)
  • FLYING U RANCH (about 20 miles; UNION MILLS, IN; ID: 4C1)
  • MICHIGAN CITY MUNI (about 23 miles; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; ID: MGC)

Amtrak station near Valparaiso:
  • 20 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Valparaiso:
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,376; Location: US HWY 30; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • DON ROBERTS BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 40; Location: 1354 W LINCOLN WAY; Private, for-profit)
  • PORTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY (Location: 814 LAPORTE AVE; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Valparaiso:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 12 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; Full-time 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 29 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 39 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
Public high schools in Valparaiso:
  • VALPARAISO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,048; Location: 2727 N CAMPBELL ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BOONE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 260 S 500 W; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 499; Location: 587 W 300 N; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Valparaiso:
  • SOUTH HAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 780 JUNIPER ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SHULTS LEWIS CHILD FAMILY SERV (Students: 26; Location: 325 S CO.RD 150 EAST/BOX 471; Grades: 8 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Valparaiso:
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MID SCH (Students: 759; Location: 605 CAMPBELL; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCH (Students: 635; Location: 1600 ROOSEVELT RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FLINT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 523; Location: 4106 N CALUMET AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • UNION CENTER ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 398; Location: 272 N 600 W; Grades: KG - 05)
  • UNION TOWNSHIP MIDDLE SCH (Students: 370; Location: 599 W 300 N; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH HAVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 369; Location: 395 W MIDWAY DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 811 N 400 E; Grades: KG - 04)
  • PAUL SAYLOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 331 MIDWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WASHINGTON TWP MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 381 E SR 2; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 1052 PARK AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Valparaiso:
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 1700 N MONTICELLO PARK; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 352 WEST CHICAGO STREET; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF VALPARAISO (Students: 185; Location: 505 MARQUETTE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST PAUL TINY TIM CHILD DEV (Students: 114; Location: 1857 W HARRISON BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WEE CARE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR (Students: 95; Location: 1750 THORNAPPLE CIR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NORTHSTAR ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: 3101 EVANS AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
Library in Valparaiso:
  • PORTER COUNTY PL SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,193,681; Location: 103 JEFFERSON STREET; 372,292 books; 23,930 audio materials; 20,560 video materials; 1,150 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Valparaiso: Valparaiso Country Club (A), Elden Kuehl Pollution Control Facility (B), Forest Park Golf Course (C), Lankenau Hall (D), Gellersen Center (E), Kroencke Hall (F), Porter County Administrative Center (G), Dickmeyer Hall (H), Huegli Hall (I), University Center for the Arts (J), Heritage Hall (K), University Book Center (L), Mueller Hall (M), Scheele Hall (N), LeBien Hall (O), Valplayso (P), Heidbrink Hall (Q), Valparaiso Union (R), Domke Power House (S), Center for Diaconal Ministry (T).

Shopping Centers: Valparaiso Market Place Shopping Center (1), County Seat Plaza Shopping Center (2), Strongbow Centre Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Valparaiso include: Wesleyan Methodist Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Valparaiso Mennonite Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Bethel Baptist Church (E), Trinity Lutheran Church (F), Christ Lutheran Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H).

Cemetery: Union Street Cemetery (1).

Lakes and swamps: Bulls-Eye Lake (A), Silver Lake (B), Hotter Lagoon (C).

Parks in Valparaiso include: Kirchoff Park (1), Glenrose Park (2), Foundation Meadows (3), Forest Park (4), Fairground Park (5), Will Park (6), Westside Park (7), Jesse-Pilfer Park (8), Ogden Gardens (9).

Post office: (A).  


Valparaiso compared to Indiana state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Valparaiso:
  • WAKE (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Valparaiso:
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVLP-LP (98.3 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: NEIGHBORS, CORP.)
  • WITW-LP (93.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: THE BOOK OF LIFE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W216AC (91.1 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: VON TOBEL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WVUR-FM (95.1 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: THE LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY ASSOC., 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.)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, 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)
TV broadcast stations around Valparaiso:
  • 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.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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