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46304 Zip Code (Chesterton, IN) Detailed Profile




Cities: Chesterton, IN (16.44%), Porter, IN (11.34%), Burns Harbor, IN (6.55%), Dune Acres, IN (5.62%), Portage, IN (1.18%), Beverly Shores, IN (0.11%)
County: Porter County, IN
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 25,627
Zip code population in 2010: 24,207
Zip code population in 2000: 21,445

Houses and condos: 10,627
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,447
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 46304: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 53.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 478 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,985)
Indiana:

0.8% ($1,263)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,134 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,799 (0.9%)

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Males: 12,967  (50.6%)
Females: 12,659  (49.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 46304:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 46304:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

Zip code 46304 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 46304 (2019)
    • 21,76189.9%White
    • 1,4626.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3481.4%Asian
    • 2751.1%Black
    • 2641.1%Two or more races
    • 670.3%American Indian
    • 270.1%Some other race
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 21,286
Rural population: 4,340

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $213,188
46304:

$213,188
Indiana:

$156,000



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in 46304 zip code as of October 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 46304 is 3,077 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

40.0 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 46304, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $68,643 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$68,643
State:

$52,932

Salary/wage: $60,071 (reported on 84.4% of returns)
Here:

$60,071
State:

$45,173
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.3% for AGIs below $25k, 73.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 54.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,392 (reported on 35.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,392
Indiana:

$1,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,442 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,442
State:

$4,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,229 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,229
State:

+$10,406
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,153 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

+$15,153
State:

+$11,105
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,401 (reported on 12.2% of returns)
46304:

$18,401
Indiana:

$13,841
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $24,143 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
46304:

$24,143
Indiana:

$21,482

Total itemized deductions: $21,162 (17% of AGI, reported on 35.6% of returns)
Here:

$21,162
State:

$20,913

Here:

16.9% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $25k, 9.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,566 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,566
State:

$4,697
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,818 (reported on 35.6% of returns)
46304:

$7,818
State:

$7,456
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,081 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,081
State:

$2,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.7%
Here:

53%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 44.7% for AGIs below $25k, 51.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 76.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 46304, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $56,550 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$56,550
State:

$44,790

Salary/wage: $49,575 (reported on 85.6% of returns)
Here:

$49,575
State:

$39,615
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 158.6% for AGIs below $10k, 70.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,621 (reported on 52.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,621
Indiana:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,728 (reported on 27.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,728
State:

$2,998
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$15,296 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

+$15,296
State:

+$8,619
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.6% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$14,001 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

+$14,001
State:

+$10,071
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,086 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
46304:

$3,086
Indiana:

$2,840
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $14,420 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,420
Indiana:

$15,305
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,527 (18% of AGI, reported on 37.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,527
State:

$17,065

Here:

17.5% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.3% for AGIs below $10k, 10.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,855 (3% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,855
State:

$3,550

Here:

2.7% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $9,311 (reported on 79.2% of returns)
46304:

$9,311
State:

$6,914
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,471 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,471
State:

$1,685

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 56.8%
Here:

57%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 46.0% for AGIs below $10k, 58.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$82,629
Indiana:

$57,603
Chesterton, IN (46304) map Nearest zip codes: 46301, 46368, 46391, 46383, 46393, 46385.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.0%
Indiana:

46.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.7%
Indiana:

47.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 328
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,743


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 181 (88 now married, 91 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,821 (2,795 now married, 3,013 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 46304 with a mortgage: 5,019 (133 second mortgage, 405 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,517

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,368
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $497

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

7.4%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

2.7%
Whole state:

6.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 46304: Goodfellow Camp (A), Sand Creek Country Club (B), Porter Fire Department (C), Westchester Public Library (D), Burns Harbor Fire Department (E), Chesterton Fire Department (F), Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Fire Management (G), Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department (H), Mittal Steel Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 46304 include: Augsburg Church (A), Fairhaven Church (B), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (C), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (D), New Life Wesleyan Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), United Pentecostal Church (G), Chesterton Community Church (H), Saint Patricks Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Bailly Cemetery (2), Chesterton Cemetery (3), Burstrom Cemetery (4), Furnessville Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Morgan Lake (B), Mar-Mac Lake (C), Chestnut Lakes (D), Chubb Lake (E), Lake Florence (F), Pratt Lake (G), Lake Charles (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robbins Ditch (A), Peterson Ditch (B), Sand Creek (C), Dunes Creek (D), Coffee Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 46304 include: Indiana Dunes State Park (1), Dogwood Park (2), Lakewood Park (3), Camp Farr (4), Hawthorne Park (5), Imagination Glen Park (6), Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (7), Chesterton Park (8), Coffee Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 4722014 or later
  • 2592010 to 2013
  • 1,8732000 to 2009
  • 1,8471990 to 1999
  • 1,0001980 to 1989
  • 1,5361970 to 1979
  • 1,1051960 to 1969
  • 9441950 to 1959
  • 4941940 to 1949
  • 1,0721939 or earlier

Zip code 46304 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chesterton, IN (46304)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chesterton, IN (46304)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 301 bedroom
  • 1,0652 bedrooms
  • 4,0403 bedrooms
  • 1,8784 bedrooms
  • 5415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chesterton, IN (46304)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chesterton, IN (46304)
  • 47no bedroom
  • 3361 bedroom
  • 1,3802 bedrooms
  • 6463 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 15+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chesterton, IN (46304) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chesterton, IN (46304) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 254no vehicle
  • 1,8611 vehicle
  • 3,3122 vehicles
  • 1,2623 vehicles
  • 6264 vehicles
  • 2395+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chesterton, IN (46304) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chesterton, IN (46304) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 70no vehicle
  • 1,3251 vehicle
  • 8172 vehicles
  • 1643 vehicles
  • 654 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 46304 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 46304 household income distribution in 2019
  • 310Less than $10,000
  • 212$10,000 to $14,999
  • 213$15,000 to $19,999
  • 208$20,000 to $24,999
  • 196$25,000 to $29,999
  • 535$30,000 to $34,999
  • 267$35,000 to $39,999
  • 587$40,000 to $44,999
  • 341$45,000 to $49,999
  • 733$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,001$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,622$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,541$100,000 to $124,999
  • 757$125,000 to $149,999
  • 744$150,000 to $199,999
  • 818$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 46304

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 46304
  • 142Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 57$20,000 to $24,999
  • 32$25,000 to $29,999
  • 24$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 97$60,000 to $69,999
  • 55$70,000 to $79,999
  • 95$80,000 to $89,999
  • 261$90,000 to $99,999
  • 348$100,000 to $124,999
  • 752$125,000 to $149,999
  • 897$150,000 to $174,999
  • 820$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,287$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,046$250,000 to $299,999
  • 556$300,000 to $399,999
  • 410$400,000 to $499,999
  • 305$500,000 to $749,999
  • 80$750,000 to $999,999
  • 78$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 9$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 8$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 46304

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 46304
  • 14Less than $100
  • 14$300 to $349
  • 3$350 to $399
  • 39$400 to $449
  • 11$450 to $499
  • 95$500 to $549
  • 50$550 to $599
  • 149$600 to $649
  • 252$650 to $699
  • 227$700 to $749
  • 127$750 to $799
  • 301$800 to $899
  • 310$900 to $999
  • 321$1,000 to $1,249
  • 136$1,250 to $1,499
  • 140$1,500 to $1,999
  • 43$2,000 to $2,499
  • 22$2,500 to $2,999
  • 133No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,031.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $119,757.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $217,195
  • Black or African American householders: $180,328
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $93,450
  • Asian householders: $709,932
  • Some other race householders: $198,120
  • Two or more races householders: $184,014
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $207,577

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $213,188
46304:

$213,188
Indiana:

$156,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,203 - $287,910

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $251,336
Here:

$251,336
State:

$196,369

Townhouses or other attached units: $225,593
Here:

$225,593
State:

$179,895

In 2-unit structures: $153,073
Here:

$153,073
State:

$129,696

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $292,815
Here:

$292,815
State:

$148,047

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $4,192,217
Here:

$4,192,217
State:

$188,172

Mobile homes: $26,694
Here:

$26,694
State:

$63,481
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 46304
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,811
  • One, attached: 1,029
  • Two: 346
  • 3 or 4: 438
  • 5 to 9: 436
  • 10 to 19: 145
  • 20 to 49: 13
  • 50 or more: 62
  • Mobile homes: 289

Unemployment: 4.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 46304

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 46304
  • 85.5%10,544Drove a car alone
  • 5.2%637Carpooled
  • 0.2%23Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.4%45Streetcar or trolley car
  • 1.6%201Subway or elevated
  • 0.2%28Bicycle
  • 1.0%120Walked
  • 0.1%15Other means
  • 5.7%703Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 46304

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 46304
  • 404Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,4955 to 9 minutes
  • 1,61210 to 14 minutes
  • 1,29215 to 19 minutes
  • 1,67120 to 24 minutes
  • 69725 to 29 minutes
  • 1,57630 to 34 minutes
  • 48835 to 39 minutes
  • 30640 to 44 minutes
  • 67445 to 59 minutes
  • 95360 to 89 minutes
  • 44990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,627
  • Male householders: 5,393 (1,399 living alone), Female householders: 4,600 (1,287 living alone)
  • 5,277 spouses (5,249 opposite-sex spouses), 791 unmarried partners, (790 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,107 children (7,634 natural, 96 adopted, 373 stepchildren), 252 grandchildren, 94 brothers or sisters, 250 parents, 0 foster children, 290 other relatives, 360 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 186 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,128 2-persons, 1,530 3-persons, 1,282 4-persons, 585 5-persons, 166 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,683 1-person, 439 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 31 4-persons

3,996 married couples with children.
1,425 single-parent households (363 men, 1,062 women).

93.6% of residents of 46304 zip code speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% very well, 13% well, 3% not well, 1% not at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% very well, 21% well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% very well, 26% well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 897 (3.5%)
(64.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.5%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 20%Bangladesh
  • 19%Honduras
  • 9%Moldova
  • 7%Japan
  • 7%Singapore
  • 4%Jordan
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Most common first ancestries reported in 46304
  • 14%German
  • 9%Polish
  • 8%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 4%Italian
  • 4%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2852010 or later
  • 392000 to 2009
  • 2301990 to 1999
  • 465Before 1990

Zip code 46304 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • NIPSCO BAILLY GENERATING STATION (246 BAILLY STATION ROAD in CHESTERTON, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    AIR PROGRAM (Clean Air Markets Division Business System)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1985-0398, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-OP-12700002, AIR PROGRAM, CRTK-620, EPCRA, LUST-199008591, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, LUST-199211072, SPILL-198902004, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, SPILL-199107016, UST-6096, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - ICIS-05-2005-9903, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - ICIS-05-2005-9903, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: FOSSIL FUEL ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION.; OTHER ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION.
    Organizations: DAVID A STYF (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , NIPSCO-BAILLY GENERATING STA (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVIC (CONTACT/OWNER) , PURE AIR ON THE LAKE (CONTACT/OWNER) , NISOURCE (CONTACT/OWNER) , NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVIC (CONTACT/OWNER) , NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY (OWNER/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: BAILLY STATION AFGD PROJECT, NI SOURCE, NIPSCO BAILEY GENERATING STATION, NIPSCO - BAILLY, NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE CO. - BAILLY GEN. STA., NORTHERN IND PUBLIC SERVICE C0
  • BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP BURNS HARBOR DIVISION (250 W US 12 in BURNS HARBOR, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1996-0081, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-05-1993-1026, ICIS-05-1978-0053, ICIS-05-1987-0331, ICIS-05-1986-0510, ICIS-05-1995-0119, ICIS-05-1990-0261, ICIS-05-1990-0272,
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - SPILL-198910119, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, SPILL-198911001, SPILL-198911025, SPILL-198911036, SPILL-198911079, SPILL-198912002, SPILL-198912010, SPILL-198912070, SPILL-198912071, SPILL-199007098, SPILL-199008152, SPILL-199009072, SPILL-199009079, SPILL-199010191, SPILL-199102159, UST-10914, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, ACES-CP-2725, AIR PROGRAM, ACES-CP-2802, ACES-CP-2845, ACES-OP-12700001, ACES-OP-12700078, CRTK-1128, EPCRA, SPILL-198902020, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, SPILL-198903009, SPILL-198903069, SPILL-198903139, SPILL-198904076, SPILL-198904107, SPILL-198904129, SPILL-198905117, SPILL-198909086, SPILL-198909088, SPILL-198909145, SPILL-198910019, SPILL-198910059, SPILL-198910090,
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY,
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    USED OIL PROGRAM (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES (INCLUDING COKE OVENS), AND ROLLING MILLS; ELECTRIC SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: ISG BURNS HARBOR INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , W G BERQUIST CERT 02932 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , INTERNATIONAL STEEL GROUP INC (CONTACT/OWNER) , ISG BURNS HARBOR INC (CONTACT/OWNER) , MITTAL STEEL USA (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BETHELEM STEEL CORP, BETHLEHEM STEEL - BURNS HARBOR DIV., BETHLEHEM STEEL HEADQUARTERS SITE ID 181270017, INTERNATIONAL STEEL GROUP (ISG), ISG BURNS HARBOR INC., ISG BURNS HARBOR LLC, KVAERNER SONGER INC AT BETHLEHEM STEEL, SITE ID 181270017
  • PRAXAIR INCORPORATED (1224 NORTH BOO ROAD in CHESTERTON, IN)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-862, EPCRA, UST-5172, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, ACES-OP-12700069, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL GASES
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND PREPARATION MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: PRAXAIR BURNS HARBOR FACILITY (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , PRAXAIR, INC. (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: PRAXAIR, BURNS HARBOR FACILITY, UNION CARBIDE CORP. LINDE DIV.
  • BURNS HARBOR ESTATES (932 N 150 W in CHESTERTON, IN)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-1997-0435, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) - SDWIS-IN5264003 7504, WATER TREATMENT PLANT
    Business SIC classification: OPERATORS OF RESIDENTIAL MOBILE HOME SITES
    Organizations: STEPHEN JONES 11985 090102 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BURNS HARBOR ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK
  • CHESTERTON UTILITIES WWTP (300 LEAGUE LN in PORTER, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-9613, EPCRA, UST-8612, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: CHESTERTON UTILITIES BOARD (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , RICHARD E CONDON 4788 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CHESTERTON MUNICIPAL STP, CHESTERTON STP TOWN OF
  • AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC (391 DUNES HWY in CHESTERTON, IN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-OP-12700011, AIR PROGRAM, CRTK-2944, EPCRA
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL GASES
    Organizations: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AIR PRODS. & CHEMICALS INC. BURNS HARBOR PLANT
  • MAGNETICS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (1111 SR 149 in BURNS HARBOR, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-10516, EPCRA, ACES-OP-12700039, AIR PROGRAM, SPILL-199105013, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, SPILL-199106018, ACES-CP-12700039, AIR PROGRAM, ACES-CP-2194,
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL INORGANIC CHEMICALS
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER BASIC INORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING.; ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND PREPARATION MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: INTERNATIONAL STEEL SVCS INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • SIGNATURE GRAPHICS (1000 SIGNATURE DRIVE in PORTER, IN)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-OP-12700059, AIR PROGRAM, ACES-OP-12700060,
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: COMMERCIAL PRINTING
    Organizations: PAUL GODFERY (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ADJ HOLDING CO (116 N 15TH ST in CHESTERTON, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - LUST-199203533, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, UST-14238, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS, TRACTORS, TRAILERS, AND STACKERS
    Organizations: DEFINO FRANK (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: UNITED TRACTOR CO
  • AMERICAN ENERGY PRODUCTS INC (316 W MELTON RD in BURNS HARBOR, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - UST-21377, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    TRANSPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    USED OIL PROGRAM (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BOWERS SUMNER (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS INC
  • BULK TRANSPORT CORP (US HWY 12 (IN BETHLHEM STEEL MILL AT 15TH & F ST) in BURNS HARBOR, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - CRTK-9499, EPCRA
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • LIBERTY ELEM & MIDDLE SCHOOL (50 & 51 W 900 N in CHESTERTON, IN)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - UST-9547, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, CRTK-7019, EPCRA, IN-NPDES-IN0030767, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: DAVID GRISMER 9116 090102 (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , DUNELAND SCHOOL CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: DUNELAND SCHOOL CORP.
  • LEVY CO SEPARATION PLANT (US 12 & SR 149 in BURNS HARBOR, IN)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Indiana facility tracking) - ACES-OP-12700026, AIR PROGRAM, UST-17988, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: MINERALS AND EARTHS, GROUND OR OTHERWISE TREATED; STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES (INCLUDING COKE OVENS), AND ROLLING MILLS
    Business NAICS classification: KAOLIN AND BALL CLAY MINING.
    Organizations: LEVY EDWARD C CO (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 46304 marital status for males
Zip code 46304 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 92.0%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 19,024. Population change in the 1990s: +2,421 (+12.7%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,714
  • Northeast: 989
  • Midwest: 4,749
  • South: 1,559
  • West: 513

57% of the 46304 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Indiana.

91% of the 46304 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Chesterton, IN (46304)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 324
Here:

12.6%
Indiana:

12.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

8.6%
Indiana:

9.8%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 248
Here:

23.6%
Indiana:

21.4%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 143,271Legal occupations
  • 98,186Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 82,728Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 80,305Management occupations
  • 79,019Production occupations
  • 74,641Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (CHESTERTON, IN):

  • DOLPHIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (890 WABASH AVENUE; small business)
    $30,000 with Navy for Miscellaneous Ship and Marine Equipment. Signed on 2000-06-28. Completion date: 2000-12-29.
  • PAULSON OIL COMPANY (950 WABASH AVENUE; small business) : $19,900 in 2 contracts in 2003
    $9,950 with Army for Fuel Oils. Signed on 2003-10-15. Completion date: 2003-10-07.
    $9,950 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Fuel Oils. Signed on 2003-10-15. Completion date: 2003-10-07.
  • HORIZON ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (1598 COLONIAL DRIVE; small business)
    $17,900 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Tree Thinning Services. Signed on 2003-02-11. Completion date: 2003-04-30.
  • MEYER WASTE SYSTEMS INC (809 WABASH AVE) : $1,260 in 4 contracts in 2003
    $648 with Army for Trash/Garbage Collection Services - Including Portable Sanitation Services. Signed on 2003-02-24. Completion date: 2004-03-31.
    $612, same as above. Signed on 2003-02-25. Completion date: 2004-03-31.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2003-02-25. Completion date: 2004-03-31.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2003-02-24. Completion date: 2004-03-31.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 8 establishments, 10-19 employees: 5 establishments, 5-9 employees: 3 establishments, 1-4 employees: 6 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 7, 10-19: 8, 1-4: 7)
  • Wholesale Trade: Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (100-249: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (100-249: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 64 people in college/university student housing
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 149 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 89 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED204$162,743204$199,4931,739$175,10284$78,3303$495,667111$220,08912$135,258
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$186,54130$184,389147$173,5475$64,7620$011$237,6561$102,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$161,84736$236,343475$193,78738$71,6612$3,450,00034$283,56311$56,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$159,96716$165,781267$182,4313$46,0630$010$143,8171$35,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$149,1972$300,00086$182,4258$110,6510$03$108,3332$76,530
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$225,65267$196,310
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$268,34732$202,611
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$175,62520$181,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$335,1707$146,551
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$112,0801$99,620
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 46304
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 46304 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 71. The highest number of reported fires - 117 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 46304 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.6%), and Outside Fires (30.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 46304
    • 48940.6%Structure Fires
    • 36730.5%Outside Fires
    • 28223.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 675.6%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 46304, Indiana

Most common first names in zip code 46304 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13373.6 years
Mary10677.8 years
Robert10371.4 years
William9772.9 years
Charles7173.6 years
James7068.9 years
Helen6578.6 years
Margaret6077.8 years
George5975.1 years
Joseph5572.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 46304 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5080.4 years
Smith3772.9 years
Anderson3477.8 years
Miller2777.5 years
Brown2176.2 years
Williams1969.6 years
Nelson1874.0 years
Olson1780.7 years
Carlson1780.2 years
Jones1776.6 years
Businesses in zip code 46304
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Nissan1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1Sprint Nextel1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen2Taco Bell2
Domino's Pizza1Toyota1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx4UPS9
Ford1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Hilton1White Castle1
Jewel-Osco1YMCA1
KFC1
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