Chesterton, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 13,403 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.8%
Males: 6,470  (48.3%)
Females: 6,933  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46368.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $69,780 (it was $55,530 in 2000)
Chesterton:

$69,780
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,057 (it was $26,539 in 2000)

Chesterton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $169,410 (it was $132,800 in 2000)
Chesterton:

$169,410
IN:

$122,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $201,300; Detached houses: $215,741; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,241; In 2-unit structures: $183,465; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,724; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,625; Mobile homes: $19,374

Median gross rent in 2013: $885.

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  • Races in Chesterton, IN (2013)

    Chesterton races chart
    • 11,86987.1%White alone
    • 7325.4%Hispanic
    • 4393.2%Black alone
    • 3862.8%Asian alone
    • 890.7%Two or more races
    • 750.6%American Indian alone
    • 200.1%Other race alone

Races in Chesterton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chesterton: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Irish (13.5%), Polish (7.5%), English (5.9%), Swedish (4.4%), United States (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1869

Land area: 8.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,574 people per square mile   (low).

Chesterton,IN real estate house value index trend

Chesterton, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Chesterton:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chesterton town:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

482 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This town:

3.5%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chesterton, Indiana as of June 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Chesterton to the number of sex offenders is 4,400 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,912 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,707 (1.1%)

Chesterton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (14.9 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (36.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Porter, IN (1.3 miles ), Dune Acres, IN (1.8 miles ), Burns Harbor, IN (1.9 miles ), South Haven, IN (2.4 miles ), Beverly Shores, IN (2.6 miles ), Portage, IN (2.6 miles ), Ogden Dunes, IN (2.6 miles ), Salt Creek Commons, IN (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 80 buildings, average cost: $325,100
  • 2007: 45 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $310,300
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $272,800
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $308,100
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2013: 54 buildings, average cost: $262,700
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $270,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 87.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -691 (-5.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,310 (20.7%)

Area code: 219

Chesterton household income distribution Chesterton home values distribution

Crime rates in Chesterton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 03101120321
per 100,000 0.027.38.90.08.37.815.60.022.815.27.6
Robberies 42150151312
per 100,000 37.718.28.943.00.07.839.07.722.87.615.1
Assaults 812147054881011
per 100,000 75.3109.3124.860.20.039.231.261.760.976.183.3
Burglaries 3749706671756045465340
per 100,000 348.3446.2624.2567.3586.2588.4467.7347.0350.1403.5302.9
Thefts 237250274228229231284184226168159
per 100,000 2,230.82,276.72,443.41,959.81,890.71,812.32,213.61,418.91,719.91,279.01,204.2
Auto thefts 2519202621188691215
per 100,000 235.3173.0178.3223.5173.4141.262.446.368.591.4113.6
Arson 10232220213
per 100,000 9.40.017.825.816.515.715.60.015.27.622.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.1) 166.1193.9199.3168.3143.5148.0163.9104.0142.4121.8110.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chesterton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 10 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.37
Indiana average:

1.88
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,269 (+13.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Chesterton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chesterton, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chesterton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Chesterton town center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chesterton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from Chesterton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 287.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from Chesterton center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 158.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Porter County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chesterton topographic map

Birthplace of: Jim Gaffigan - Film actor, Bill Collins (outfielder) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chesterton:

  • LAKESHORE SURGICARE, LLC (3111 VILLAGE POINTE)
  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (2200 ANNABELLE ST)
  • WATERS OF DUNELAND THE (110 BEVERLY DR)
  • DSI - COFFEE CREEK DIALYSIS (3100 VILLAGE POINT, SUITE 101)

airports located in Chesterton:

Amtrak station near Chesterton:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chesterton:

  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 9 miles; Westville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,682)
  • Valparaiso University (about 10 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 15 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 22 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 29 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • South Suburban College (about 29 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Chicago State University (about 30 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)

Public high school in Chesterton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chesterton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chesterton:

  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 343, Location: 640 N CALUMET RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHESTERTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 270 E BURDICK RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • DUNELAND MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 13, Location: 109 W PORTER AVE STE B, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Chesterton

Library in Chesterton:

  • WESTCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,545,162; Location: 200 WEST INDIANA AVENUE; 153,709 books; 13,054 audio materials; 14,941 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 239 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chesterton: Sand Creek Country Club (A), Westchester Public Library (B), Chesterton Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chesterton include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), New Life Wesleyan Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), United Pentecostal Church (D), Chesterton Community Church (E), Saint Patricks Church (F), Crocker Bible Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Chesterton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Morgan Lake (A), Chestnut Lakes (B), Chubb Lake (C), Billington Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Coffee Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chesterton include: Dogwood Park (1), Chesterton Park (2), Coffee Creek Park (3), Thomds Centennial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Literacy Volunteers of Northwest Indiana (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 200 West Indiana Avenue) (1), US Government - National Park Service- Ranger Emergency Service- Communications Center T (Recreation Areas; Howe Road) (2), Indiana Dunes (Recreation Areas; 700 Howe Road) (3), National Park Service - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Recreation Areas; 1100 North Mineral Springs Road) (4), Splash Down Dunes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 150 East USHighway 20) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Indian Oak Resort Spa & Salon (558 Indian Boundary Road) (1), Hilton Garden Inn (501 Gateway North) (2), Econo Lodge Motel (713 Plaza Drive) (3), Econo Lodge Chesterton (713 Plaza Drive) (4), Super 8 Motel (418 Council Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Porter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 120. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

120
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.449. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.449
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.17
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0222. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0222
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Black residents, 17.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.4% for other race residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Chesterton in 2010:

  • 88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
89 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with most branches in Chesterton (2011 data):

  • Centier Bank: Valley Savings Branch, 1600 South Calumet Road Branch, Chesterton Branch. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, headquarters in Whiting, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.
  • 1st Source Bank: Chesterton North Branch at 800 Indian Boundary Road, branch established on 1996/05/09; Chesterton South Branch at 1500 South Calumet Road, branch established on 1976/05/24. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • The La Porte Savings Bank: Indian Boundary Branch at 851 Indian Boundary Road, branch established on 2004/02/16. Info updated 2007/11/19: Bank assets: $475.9 mil, Deposits: $335.6 mil, headquarters in La Porte, IN, positive income, 8 total offices
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Chesterton In Branch at 502 East Cr 1100w, branch established on 2010/03/29. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Fifth Third Bank: Chesterton Branch at 302 Broadway, branch established on 1934/03/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Chesterton Branch at 109 Broadway, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • TCF National Bank: Chesterton Jewel Branch at 747 Indian Boundary, branch established on 2001/08/06. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Standard Bank and Trust Company: Chesterton Branch at 755 Indian Boundary Line Rd, branch established on 1997/03/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,140.2 mil, Deposits: $1,872.8 mil, headquarters in Hickory Hills, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Standard Bancshares, Inc.
  • Horizon Bank, National Association: Chesterton Branch at 423 South Roosevelt, branch established on 1994/02/14. Info updated 2010/06/29: Bank assets: $1,546.9 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Michigan City, IN, positive income, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Horizon Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Indiana average:

11.1

Chesterton travel time to work - commute Chesterton mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Chesterton town (based on Porter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic29,5838
Evangelical Protestant23,85791
Mainline Protestant10,64026
Other1,1367
Orthodox8602
None98,267-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Porter County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Porter County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Porter County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Here:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Porter County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.8%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chesterton:

50.4%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Chesterton:

28.5
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chesterton:

22.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chesterton:

34.8%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

58.8%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chesterton, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,291$42,8730$0
Other Government Administration 13$56,705$52,34313$3,832
Police Protection - Officers 23$98,333$51,3040$0
Police - Other 4$12,910$38,7306$2,593
Firefighters 14$60,717$52,0430$0
Fire - Other 2$9,618$57,7080$0
Streets and Highways 13$42,000$38,7690$0
Sewerage 16$54,057$40,5430$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,100$39,3001$339
Other and Unallocable 2$6,950$41,7000$0
Totals for Government 95$368,681$46,57020$6,764

Chesterton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,991,000 ($148.55)
    Regular Highways: $1,540,000 ($114.90)
    General Public Buildings: $1,038,000 ($77.45)
    Fire Protection: $864,000 ($64.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $336,000 ($25.07)
    General - Other: $238,000 ($17.76)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($10.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $67,000 ($5.00)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($1.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $795,000 ($59.32)
    Benefit Payments: $69,000 ($5.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $301,000 ($22.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $705,000 ($52.60)
    Regular Highways: $162,000 ($12.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($1.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,488,000 ($260.24)

Chesterton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,201,000 ($164.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $358,000 ($26.71)
    All Other: $103,000 ($7.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($4.70)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $191,000 ($14.25)
    Local Employee Contribution: $54,000 ($4.03)
    Interest Revenue: $9,000 ($0.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($8.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $688,000 ($51.33)
    Interest Earnings: $114,000 ($8.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $498,000 ($37.16)
    Highways: $272,000 ($20.29)
    All Other: $9,000 ($0.67)
  • Tax - Property: $3,156,000 ($235.47)
    NEC: $176,000 ($13.13)

Chesterton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,600,000 ($417.82)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $900,000 ($67.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,785,000 ($357.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,190,000 ($88.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $525,000 ($39.17)

Chesterton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,917,000 ($366.86)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $44,000 ($3.28)

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IN  2.40% ($37,666 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.48% ($57,296)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.46% ($36,569)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, IN  1.60% ($33,771 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.57% ($37,156)
to Cook County, IL  0.40% ($44,678)

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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WAKE (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VALPARAISO, IN)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • 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.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chesterton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 191m627ftTotal length
  • $3,082,000Total costs
  • 460,424Total average daily traffic
  • 52,323Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chesterton, IN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$139,53926$154,436284$150,39314$59,5971$352,05019$154,0391$202,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$213,8304$120,48325$181,2721$13,0000$01$239,8800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$138,2808$160,87373$147,0886$62,1100$05$195,6741$128,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$119,1105$183,46642$164,6402$61,1500$01$112,7000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$143,0000$013$148,0281$126,2100$01$151,9900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.01 , 0502.01, 0502.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$233,2209$182,469
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$244,3204$183,095
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$79,0005$180,328
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.01 , 0502.01, 0502.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chesterton and their reported violations in the past:

SAND CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2011), St Boil Water Order (AUG-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Hazardous Condition: 56
  • Service Call: 7

Incident types - Chesterton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chesterton, IN

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (9%)
Businesses in Chesterton, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen2Taco Bell2
Dunkin Donuts1Toyota1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford1UPS9
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hilton1Wendy's1
Jewel-Osco1White Castle1
Jimmy John's1YMCA1
KFC1

Chesterton compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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