Valparaiso, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 33,376 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.7%
 
Males: 16,613  (49.8%)
Females: 16,763  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46383.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,707 (it was $45,799 in 2000)
Valparaiso:

$56,707
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,555 (it was $22,509 in 2000)

Valparaiso city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $186,714 (it was $121,000 in 2000)
Valparaiso:

$186,714
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $218,258; detached houses: $213,212; townhouses or other attached units: $388,950; in 2-unit structures: $145,376; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $55,427

Median gross rent in 2017: $875.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valparaiso: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.2% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.2% for American Indian residents, 38.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Valparaiso, IN (2017)
    • 27,85885.5%White alone
    • 2,2346.9%Hispanic
    • 9683.0%Black alone
    • 7142.2%Asian alone
    • 5531.7%Two or more races
    • 410.1%American Indian alone
    • 130.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Valparaiso, Indiana as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valparaiso is 569 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Valparaiso by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(13.8)
7
(23.9)
2
(6.7)
3
(9.9)
3
(9.8)
5
(16.1)
4
(12.5)
7
(21.8)
2
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(15.4)
8
(24.0)
9
(26.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(6.9)
4
(13.7)
6
(20.2)
3
(9.9)
7
(22.8)
14
(45.2)
5
(15.7)
5
(15.6)
7
(21.8)
7
(21.6)
6
(18.5)
9
(27.0)
4
(11.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
66
(228.3)
91
(310.6)
80
(268.8)
96
(318.2)
87
(283.6)
27
(87.2)
23
(72.1)
15
(46.8)
24
(74.8)
27
(83.4)
23
(70.7)
31
(93.0)
24
(71.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
86
(297.5)
93
(317.5)
123
(413.3)
130
(430.9)
121
(394.4)
112
(361.5)
144
(451.5)
153
(477.5)
87
(271.1)
55
(169.8)
67
(206.0)
52
(156.0)
39
(116.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
758
(2,622)
889
(3,035)
673
(2,261)
700
(2,320)
595
(1,939)
668
(2,156)
780
(2,446)
644
(2,010)
555
(1,730)
526
(1,624)
443
(1,362)
431
(1,293)
350
(1,041)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(145.3)
48
(163.9)
29
(97.4)
42
(139.2)
37
(120.6)
31
(100.1)
34
(106.6)
44
(137.3)
23
(71.7)
38
(117.3)
25
(76.9)
21
(63.0)
13
(38.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(10.4)
3
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.6)
3
(9.8)
3
(9.7)
3
(9.4)
2
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)203.1242.1192.3215.3192.7163.5167.1162.6120.4115.6107.0113.692.1

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City-data.com crime index in Valparaiso, IN

Crime rate in Valparaiso detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 63 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (19.1%), Irish (11.7%), American (7.1%), Polish (6.1%), English (5.1%), European (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1850

Elevation: 738 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 3,061 people per square mile   (average).

Valparaiso, Indiana map

1,777 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

5.5%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,986 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,807 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (16.6 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (40.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Shorewood Forest, IN (2.2 miles ),
Salt Creek Commons, IN (2.2 miles ),
South Haven, IN (2.5 miles ),
Wheeler, IN (2.6 miles ),
Wanatah, IN (3.0 miles ),
Chesterton, IN (3.0 miles ),
Westville, IN (3.0 miles ),
Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 87.06 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Vale of Paradise

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,568 (+29.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,820 (53.4%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in Valparaiso, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Valparaiso, IN in 2017
Valparaiso satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2007: 90 buildings, average cost: $257,800
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $275,900
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $228,900
  • 2011: 43 buildings, average cost: $285,200
  • 2012: 93 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2013: 113 buildings, average cost: $301,900
  • 2014: 92 buildings, average cost: $301,000
  • 2015: 102 buildings, average cost: $300,500
  • 2016: 86 buildings, average cost: $304,200
  • 2017: 121 buildings, average cost: $263,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Valparaiso, IN residents
Average permit cost in Valparaiso, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Indiana:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Valparaiso, IN
Historical housing units in Valparaiso, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +2,791 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in Valparaiso, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.5%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.9%)
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Valparaiso, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.352. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0295. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0295
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 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 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 31.0 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valparaiso-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 213.7 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 188.8 miles away from Valparaiso 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 280.2 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 244.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from Valparaiso center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 154.5 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 smaller than the US average (13).
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).
Valparaiso topographic map

Hospitals in Valparaiso:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE (332 WEST US HWY 30 STE E)
  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOMES (1601 STURDY RD)
  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOMES AND SERVICES INC (370 FRANCISCAN DR)
  • IN-PACT INC (3154 HEAVLIN RD)
  • IN-PACT INC (723 N 200 E)
  • PORTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 85 EAST US HWY 6)
  • PORTER-STARKE SERVICES, INC (701 WALL STREET)
  • VALE PARK PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (701 WALL STREET)

Nursing Homes in Valparaiso:

  • AVALON SPRINGS HEALTH CAMPUS (2400 SILHAVY ROAD)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-VALPARAISO (251 STURDY RD)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF THE WILLOWS (1000 ELIZABETH DR)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF VALPARAISO (3405 N CAMPBELL RD)
  • PORTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TCU (814 LAPORTE AVE)
  • VALPARAISO CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (606 WALL ST)
  • WHISPERING PINES HEALTH CARE CENTER (3301 N CALUMET AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Valparaiso:

  • DAVITA - VALPARAISO (606 E LINCOLNWAY)

Home Health Centers in Valparaiso:

  • ADAIR HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (502 WALL ST STE 102)
  • ANCHOR HOME HEALTH CARE (1351 SILHAVY RD STE 200)
  • ASSOCIATED HOMECARE INC (2255 STURDY RD)
  • BACK HOME AGAIN INC (291 N STATE RD 2)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (6 N MORGAN BLVD STE 101)
  • LOVING CARE AGENCY INC (3206 CASCADE DR STE A)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF PORTER COUNTY (2401 VALLEY DR)

Airports and heliports located in Valparaiso:

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Amtrak station near Valparaiso:

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

Colleges/Universities in Valparaiso:

  • Valparaiso University (Full-time enrollment: 3,542; Location: US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: valpo.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Don Roberts Beauty School (Full-time enrollment: 55; Location: 1354 West Lincolnway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.donrobertsbeautyschool.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Valparaiso:

  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 12 miles; Westville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,682)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 16 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 23 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Prairie State College (about 31 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • South Suburban College (about 31 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 32 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Chicago State University (about 34 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)

Public high schools in Valparaiso:

Private high schools in Valparaiso:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 261, Location: 3805 LAPORTE AVE STE B, Grades: PK-12)
  • SOUTH HAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 105, Location: 786 JUNIPER RD, Grades: PK-9)
  • EMMANUEL BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 35, Location: 760 MCCOOL RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • SHULTS-LEWIS SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 325 S 150 E, Grades: 8-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Valparaiso:

Private elementary/middle schools in Valparaiso:

See full list of schools located in Valparaiso

Library in Valparaiso:

  • PORTER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,035,273; Location: 103 JEFFERSON STREET; 457,077 books; 23,009 audio materials; 30,250 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 1,156 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Valparaiso, IN: Hometown of Orville Redenbacher
  • The hospital changed its name to Porter

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Valparaiso: Elden Kuehl Pollution Control Facility (A), Valparaiso Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Forest Park Golf Course (C), Valparaiso Country Club (D), Valparaiso Family YMCA (E), Porter County Courthouse (F), Valparaiso Fire Department Station 2 (G), Valparaiso Fire Department Station 1 (H), Valparaiso City Hall (I), Valparaiso Public Library (J), Old Jail Museum (K), Valplayso (L), Porter County Administrative Center (M), Memorial Opera House (N), Wesemann Hall (O), Wehrenberg Hall (P), Valparaiso Union (Q), Urschel Hall (R), University Center for the Arts (S), University Book Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valparaiso Market Place Shopping Center (1), Strongbow Centre Shopping Center (2), County Seat Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Valparaiso include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Valparaiso Mennonite Church (B), Church of Christ (C), First Church of the Nazarene (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Chapel of the Resurrection (F), Bethel Baptist Church (G), Central Christian Church (H), Christ Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Street Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Silver Lake (A), Bulls-Eye Lake (B), Hotter Lagoon (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Valparaiso include: Glenrose Park (1), Kirchoff Park (2), Jesse-Pilfer Park (3), Will Park (4), Fairground Park (5), Berkley Park (6), Westside Park (7), Two Hundred East Park (8), Tower Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Indiana Aviation Museum (4601 Murvihill Road), Bookmobile (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 103 Jefferson Street), Pet Haven Pet Shop (Aquariums; 19 US Hwy 6 W), Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events Inc (Tours & Charters; 204 Lincolnway).

Hotels: Inn At Aberdeen LDD (3158 South State Road 2), El-Kay Studio Apartments (53 West US Highway 6), Hampton Inns & Suites (360 Indiana Avenue), Bridge View Inn (USHighway 30).

Courts: Porter County - Juvenile Service Center- Juvenile Court (1660 South State Road 2), Porter County Government - Court House (155 Indiana Avenue Rm 107).

Birthplace of: Newton Arvin - Literary critic, William Wilson Talcott - Newspaper publisher and University of Michigan quarterback, Robbie Hummel - Basketball player, Beulah Bondi - Actor, Carly Schroeder - Child actor, Harry Benham - Film actor, Heather Kuzmich - Female model, Mark N. Brown - Astronaut, R. Harold Zook - Architect, Carole Pankau - Politician.

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

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

L-A-C UTILITIES (Population served: 2,489, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
AUTUMN CREEK MHP (Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
ROADHOUSE BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 265, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MALLARDS POINTE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-29-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-09-2007 to JUL-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
INDIAN SPRINGS TOWN HOMES (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2011), St Other (FEB-29-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2012), St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2011), St Other (FEB-29-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-25-2012), St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 36 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
SHELLBOURNE CONFERENCE CENTER (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-21-2010 to JAN-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
QUALITY OIL COMPANY (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Valparaiso that have no violations reported:

  • ROBBINHURST GOLF COURSE (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.4%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Valparaiso in 2010:

  • 1,708 people in college/university student housing
  • 546 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 508 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 70 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Valparaiso in 2000:

  • 1,710 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 498 people in nursing homes
  • 180 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 65 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with most branches in Valparaiso (2011 data):

  • Centier Bank: 7 branches. 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: Frostop Branch, Costas Foods Branch, Valpariaso West Branch, Valparaiso East Branch, Valparaiso Downtown Branch, Calumet North Branch. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Calumet Branch, Heritage Valley Branch, Strongbow Centre Branch, Lincolnway Branch. 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.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Valparaiso South Branch at 750 Washington Street, branch established on 2001/12/28; Valparaiso Branch at 3500 Calumet Avenue, branch established on 1992/07/01. 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
  • Horizon Bank, National Association: Horizon Bank Valparaiso-Lincolnway B at 902 Lincolnway, branch established on 2008/01/14; Valparaiso Branch at 4208 North Calumet, branch established on 1995/07/10. 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
  • Fifth Third Bank: Vale Park Branch at 808 Vale Park Road, branch established on 1934/03/01; Valparaiso Washington St Branch at 56 South Washington Street, 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
  • Citizens Financial Bank: Valparaiso Branch at 855 Thornapple Way, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,149.8 mil, Deposits: $986.7 mil, headquarters in Munster, IN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • Peoples Bank SB: Valpo - Calumet Avenue Branch at 2905 Calumet Avenue, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $652.4 mil, Deposits: $528.1 mil, headquarters in Munster, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Indiana Bancorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Valparaiso Walmart Branch at 2400 Morthland Drive, branch established on 2008/01/12. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Valparaiso:

Marital status in Valparaiso, IN
  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Valparaiso:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Valparaiso
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Valparaiso:

(Valparaiso, Indiana Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Valparaiso, IN (based on Porter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Porter County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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
Here:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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:
Valparaiso:

51.4%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Valparaiso:

32.2%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

59.9%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Valparaiso:

80.5%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valparaiso, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 67$329,644$59,0410$0
Police Protection - Officers 48$240,792$60,1980$0
Water Supply 33$163,334$59,3940$0
Sewerage 32$142,223$53,3341$2,570
Streets and Highways 26$84,838$39,1560$0
Solid Waste Management 26$84,838$39,1560$0
Parks and Recreation 21$107,472$61,4132$1,632
Other Government Administration 11$46,852$51,1111$776
Police - Other 6$21,299$42,5986$7,335
Financial Administration 6$27,127$54,2544$231
Natural Resources 1$5,605$67,2600$0
Transit 1$1,121$13,4520$0
Fire - Other 1$3,734$44,8081$1,436
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 279$1,258,879$54,14515$13,980

Valparaiso government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $12,855,000 ($385.16)
    General - Other: $10,942,000 ($327.84)
    Sewerage: $483,000 ($14.47)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,974,000 ($358.76)
    Regular Highways: $8,559,000 ($256.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,021,000 ($210.36)
    Sewerage: $4,066,000 ($121.82)
    Police Protection: $3,958,000 ($118.59)
    Water Utilities: $3,643,000 ($109.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,609,000 ($78.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,683,000 ($50.43)
    Transit Utilities: $1,042,000 ($31.22)
    Central Staff Services: $348,000 ($10.43)
    General Public Buildings: $215,000 ($6.44)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($6.23)
    Parking Facilities: $98,000 ($2.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $73,000 ($2.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $67,000 ($2.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $26,000 ($0.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,504,000 ($104.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $924,000 ($27.68)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($5.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000 ($1.32)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $455,000 ($13.63)

Valparaiso government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,382,000 ($1269.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,045,000 ($211.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,272,000 ($38.11)
    Other: $810,000 ($24.27)
    Parking Facilities: $43,000 ($1.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($0.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $330,000 ($9.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $685,000 ($20.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $642,000 ($19.24)
    Sale of Property: $107,000 ($3.21)
    Rents: $91,000 ($2.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $85,000 ($2.55)
    Interest Earnings: $72,000 ($2.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,271,000 ($1116.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,280,000 ($68.31)
    Highways: $2,071,000 ($62.05)
    Other: $405,000 ($12.13)
  • Tax - Property: $24,605,000 ($737.21)
    Other License: $947,000 ($28.37)

Valparaiso government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,598,000 ($2624.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,598,000 ($2624.58)

Valparaiso government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,438,000 ($432.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,021,000 ($1109.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,430,000 ($192.65)

6.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lake County, IN  2.59% ($47,223 average AGI)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.60% ($47,608)
from Cook County, IL  0.55% ($78,234)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lake County, IN  1.71% ($42,248 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.68% ($44,131)
to Cook County, IL  0.39% ($64,409)
Businesses in Valparaiso, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Barnes & Noble1Menards1
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King3Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Catherines1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cricket Wireless1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen3Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry2Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
DressBarn1Sears1
Dressbarn1Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts2Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx7Starbucks1
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
GNC1Subway9
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile3
Hilton1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Home Depot1Target1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
Jimmy John's2U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York3UPS19
Justice1Vans1
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kincaid1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy2White Castle1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • 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.)
  • 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)

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.)
  • 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)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, 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)
  • 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.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Valparaiso fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 57Number of bridges
  • 322ft / 97.7mTotal length
  • $1,150,000Total costs
  • 395,211Total average daily traffic
  • 47,217Total average daily truck traffic
  • 291,423Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Valparaiso, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 101930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 301980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valparaiso, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valparaiso)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 335 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Valparaiso, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 181 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 345 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valparaiso)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Valparaiso)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 144 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 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 ORIGINATED126$145,995126$154,227629$150,25027$65,2348$1,036,99941$105,0461$15,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$151,60017$117,05946$145,7432$29,4050$07$93,0710$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$121,06317$141,918147$151,49017$36,9460$07$125,1601$43,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$112,3358$127,33985$151,8712$147,4051$162,6903$115,5830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$290,6601$266,23033$155,7670$00$01$90,8200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.01 , 0506.02, 0507.01, 0507.02, 0508.00, 0509.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$177,75428$190,2112$104,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$174,42212$167,0291$118,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$114,2758$161,8380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$213,7200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0506.01 , 0506.02, 0507.01, 0507.02, 0508.00, 0509.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valparaiso, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valparaiso, IN - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 173. The highest number of fire incidents - 271 took place in 2005, and the least - 64 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Valparaiso, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.8%), and Structure Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Valparaiso, IN
    • 1,16241.8%Outside Fires
    • 94133.8%Structure Fires
    • 42015.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2589.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valparaiso, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Valparaiso, Indiana:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites In Valparaiso, 2101 Morthland Dr, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 , Phone: (219) 465-6225, Fax: (219) 464-9590
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1451 Silhavy Rd, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 , Phone: (219) 531-6424, Fax: (219) 531-6423
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 2020 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 , Phone: (219) 476-0000, Fax: (219) 476-9293
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1251 S Silhavy Rd, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385 , Phone: (219) 464-9395, Fax: (219) 464-9365
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Valparaiso, Indiana
Most common first names in Valparaiso, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John36774.5 years
Mary33080.4 years
William26174.2 years
Robert25670.7 years
James21070.0 years
Helen20081.2 years
Charles19373.2 years
Margaret17580.2 years
George16276.1 years
Joseph16276.1 years
Most common last names in Valparaiso, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10177.3 years
Brown8776.1 years
Smith8574.1 years
Miller8374.9 years
Jones6372.6 years
Anderson5178.0 years
Williams4273.8 years
Wilson3973.3 years
Davis3672.4 years
Phillips3380.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valparaiso, IN
  • 94.1%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valparaiso, IN
  • 68.4%Utility gas
  • 29.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%No fuel used


Valparaiso compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Valparaiso on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 199 pilots and 88 other airmen in this city.
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  • William A. Herring (7)
  • Ronald E. Schenck (6)
  • Dwain Dodson (6)
  • Beuford Arlie Bogue (5)
  • Kevin Davidson (5)
  • Ryan Hardesty (5)
  • Erich D. Walls (4)
  • Ross Mack (4)

Total of 202 patent applications in 2008-2020.