Demographics

Quick Facts

  • Mayor: Jonathon Costas
  • Population: 31,730 (2013 US Census Bureau)
  • Location: Northwest Indiana
  • Geographic Area: 11 square miles
  • County: Porter
  • Townships: Center and Washington
  • Nearest Major Cities: Chicago, 55 miles; Indianapolis, 158 miles; Detroit, 237 miles

Housing for Valparaiso/Center Township (Calendar Year 2014)

  • Median Home Price (sold): $180,000
  • Average Listing Price: $209,328
  • Average Sold Price: $203,636

Demographics Information

Valparaiso Census 2000

Ages

  • Median Age: 33.4
  • Persons under 19: 8,110
  • Persons 20-64: 19,452 
  • Persons 65 & over: 4,168

Income & Household Data

  • Per capita income: $24,239
  • Households: 12,610
  • Median household income: $48,703
  • Persons/household: 2.37

Income & Family Data

  • Families: 6,995
  • Median family income: $64,077
  • Families below poverty: 736

Housing

  • Housing units (H.U.): 13,506
  • Owner-occupied H.U.: 6,986
  • Renter-occupied H.U.: 5,624

Education

  • With H.S. education: 91.5% 
  • Bachelors degree or higher 33.9%

Taxes

  • City Rate: $0.9866
  • Total Gross 2010 Tax Rate: $2.2199
  • Year Payable: 2010
  • CEDIT rate: .50%
  • Tax Abatement: Yes
  • Foreign Trade Zone: Yes
  • Retail: 7.0%

Transportation

Regional Airport

Porter County Regional Airport
4207 Murvihill Road, Valparaiso • (219) 462-6508 • 800-462-6508 • www.vpz.org

  • 2 runways, charter service available
  • Elevation 771'
  • East/West Runway 09/27 7,000' x 150' (weight bearing capacity 250,000 lbs. dual wheel/375,000 lbs. dual tandem)
  • North/South Runway 18/36 4,000' x 75' (weight capacity 30,000 lbs. single/45,000 lbs. dual)

Nearest Major Airports

  • O’Hare International Airport, Chicago – 50 miles
  • Midway Airport, Chicago – 75 miles
  • Michiana Regional Airport, South Bend – 50 miles
  • Gary/Chicago International Airport, Gary – 25 miles

Highways Serving the Area

  • US Highways 30, 20, 6
  • State Roads 2, 12, 49 Bypass, 130
  • Interstate Highways 65, 80, 90, 94

Commuter Train

  • South Shore Line Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District: www.nictd.com

Commuter Bus

Porter County Facts

Porter County is comprised of 12 Townships: Boone, Center, Jackson, Liberty, Morgan, Pine, Pleasant, Portage, Porter, Union, Washington and Westchester

  • Population: 167,076 (2013)
  • County Seat: Valparaiso
  • Population per Sq. Mile: 393   Sq. Miles: 418.15 (2010)
  • Median Household Income: $62,794 (2009-2013)

Porter County Government Center
155 Indiana Avenue
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
www.porterco.org
Switchboard: (219) 465-3400

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