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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 2011: 24,769
Zip code population in 2010: 24,207
Zip code population in 2000: 21,445



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Houses and condos: 9,984
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,209
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 46304: 97.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 53.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 462 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

1.0% ($1,882)
Indiana:

0.9% ($1,061)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,915 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,791 (1.1%)

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Males: 12,338  (49.8%)
Females: 12,431  (50.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 46304:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 46304:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 57.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

Zip code 46304 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

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Urban population: 20,574
Rural population: 4,194

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $181,800
46304:

$181,800
Indiana:

$122,400



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in 46304 zip code as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 46304 to the number of sex offenders is 2,536 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.9 years
Indiana median age:

37.1 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Indiana:

2.6 people

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 2011:
This zip code:

$66,229
Indiana:

$46,438

Chesterton, IN (46304) map

Nearest zip codes: 46301, 46368, 46391, 46383, 46393, 46385.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.3%
Indiana:

52.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.9%
Indiana:

6.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 549
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 8,747


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 418 (345 now married, 73 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,702 (3,076 now married, 2,626 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 46304 with a mortgage: 5,245 (218 second mortgage, 988 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,842

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,529
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $476

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

16.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

5.2%
Whole state:

8.1%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4


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

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

  • 2005 or later: 739
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,032
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,132
  • 1980 to 1989: 806
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,612
  • 1960 to 1969: 968
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,075
  • 1940 to 1949: 562
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,058


Zip code 46304 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 46304
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 66
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,012
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,646
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,008
  • 5+ bedrooms: 355
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 243
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,275
  • 3 bedrooms: 598
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in 46304 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 1,532
  • 2 vehicles: 3,329
  • 3 vehicles: 1,492
  • 4 vehicles: 542
  • 5+ vehicles: 105
  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 1,351
  • 2 vehicles: 696
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 46304 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 46304 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 46304:

  • Less than $10,000: 103
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 67
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 19
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 29
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 12
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 32
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 54
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 26
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 77
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 123
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 213
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 790
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 779
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1,038
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 669
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1,059
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 803
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 602
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 275
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 136
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 61
  • $1,000,000 or more: 120

 



46304 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 46304:

  • $200 to $249: 12
  • $250 to $299: 4
  • $350 to $399: 22
  • $400 to $449: 23
  • $450 to $499: 110
  • $500 to $549: 148
  • $550 to $599: 193
  • $600 to $649: 190
  • $650 to $699: 298
  • $700 to $749: 277
  • $750 to $799: 238
  • $800 to $899: 250
  • $900 to $999: 68
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 233
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 54
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 21
  • No cash rent: 68
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $866.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $159,895.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $185,217
  • Black or African American householders: $153,778
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $79,691
  • Asian householders: $605,407
  • Some other race householders: $168,950
  • Two or more races householders: $156,922
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $177,015

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $181,800
46304:

$181,800
Indiana:

$122,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,300 - $264,000

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $208,366
Here:

$208,366
State:

$153,663

Townhouses or other attached units: $246,821
Here:

$246,821
State:

$145,088

Mobile homes: $41,091
Here:

$41,091
State:

$54,013

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,313
  • One, attached: 727
  • Two: 541
  • 3 or 4: 315
  • 5 to 9: 512
  • 10 to 19: 190
  • 20 to 49: 70
  • 50 or more: 42
  • Mobile homes: 274

Unemployment: 7.7%
46304 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 9,753 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 928 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 310 (3%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 62 (1%)
  • Other means: 48 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 635 (5%)
 

46304 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 406
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,294
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,508
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,434
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,415
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 837
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,312
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 387
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 502
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 956
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 733
  • 90 or more minutes: 390
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 56.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,656
  • In family households: 21,509 (4,173 male householders, 2,640 female householders)
    5,416 spouses, 8,152 children (7,501 natural, 271 adopted, 382 stepchildren), 415 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 185 parents, 63 other relatives, 391 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,147 (1,206 male householders (896 living alone)), 1,277 female householders (1,043 living alone)), 664 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 113 (52 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,810 2-persons, 1,733 3-persons, 1,301 4-persons, 726 5-persons, 135 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,939 1-person, 522 2-persons, 6 4-persons, 16 6-persons

4,661 married couples with children.
1,247 single-parent households (249 men, 998 women).

94.0% of residents of 46304 zip code speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% very well, 3% well, 5% not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% very well, 17% well, 4% not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% very well, 24% well, 27% not well).

Foreign born population: 572 (2.3%)
(76.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.7%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • Guatemala (4%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 113
  • 1990 to 1999: 119
  • 1980 to 1989: 56
  • Before 1980: 357

Races in zip code 46304:

White population: 21,761
Black population: 275
American Indian population: 67
Asian population: 348
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 3
Some other race population: 27
Two or more races population: 264
Hispanic or Latino population: 1,462

Most common first ancestries reported in 46304 (%):



  • German (19%)
  • Other groups (14%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (4%)


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)

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 46304:

  • Super 8 Motel, 418 Council Dr, Chesterton, IN 46304 , Phone: (219) 929-5549, Fax: (219) 929-5549
  • Indian Oak Inn West BLDG, 558 Indian Boundry, Chesterton, IN 46304 , Phone: (219) 926-2200, Fax: (219) 929-4285
  • Econo Lodge, 713 PLZ Dr, Chesterton, IN 46304 , Phone: (219) 929-4416
  • Hilton Garden Inn , 501 Gateway Blvd, Chesterton, IN 46304 , Phone: (219) 983-9500, Fax: (219) 983-9600
  • Comfort Inn & Suites , 1800 W Us Hwy 20, Chesterton, IN 46304 , Phone: (219) 787-1400, Fax: (219) 787-1300
  • Spring House Inn, 303 Mineral Springs Rd, Porter, IN 46304 , Phone: (219) 929-4600, Fax: (219) 926-8258
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 46304

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


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

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

  • This state: 16,027
  • Northeast: 916
  • Midwest: 5,356
  • South: 1,170
  • West: 655

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, 51% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 352
Here:

12.3%
Indiana:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

8.7%
Indiana:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 197
Here:

16.2%
Indiana:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • Legal occupations: 93,725
  • Computer and mathematical occupations: 91,250
  • Management occupations: 72,366
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors: 72,222
  • Architecture and engineering occupations: 70,000
  • Business and financial operations occupations: 67,500

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 Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)




People in group quarters:

  • 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 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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 Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King1Quiznos1
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen2Taco Bell2
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS9
FedEx4Walgreens1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Jewel-Osco1White Castle1
KFC1YMCA1
Kmart1


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