Chesterton, Indiana Population 2024

14,864

Chesterton is a city located in Porter County Indiana. Chesterton has a 2024 population of 14,864. Chesterton is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 4.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,269 in 2020.

The average household income in Chesterton is $112,402 with a poverty rate of 10.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chesterton is 36.9 years, 36.4 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Chesterton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chesterton was:

  • White: 88.02%
  • Two or more races: 7.04%
  • Asian: 2.59%
  • Black or African American: 1.63%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
9.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,595.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.17% (595)
The current population of Chesterton, Indiana is 14,864 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,269.

Chesterton, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,49188.02%
Two or more races9997.04%
Asian3682.59%
Black or African American2321.63%
Other race1010.71%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chesterton Population by Race

Chesterton Population Pyramid 2024

Chesterton Median Age

36.9

Total

36.4

Male

37.3

Female

Chesterton Adults

There are 10,465 adults, (2,079 of whom are seniors) in Chesterton.

Chesterton Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesterton Sex Ratio

Female7,08749.94%
Male7,10450.06%

Chesterton Population by Age

Chesterton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7272.4471.528.5
Married2,6003.2590.59.5
Non Family2,3861.2956.743.3
Female6143.1348.251.8
Male1274.4271.728.3
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3.16

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chesterton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chesterton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chesterton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.33%.

Chesterton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,082

Average Earnings

$69,784

Average Male

$45,218

Average Female

Chesterton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chesterton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chesterton Language

91.6% of Chesterton residents speak only English, while 8.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Chesterton Language

Chesterton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,6341,0228.78%
Asian36815542.12%
Multiple96815115.6%
Black22613258.41%
Hispanic1,3321027.66%
Other1013433.66%
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10.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.51%

Male Poverty Rate

13.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesterton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesterton is Black, with 58.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesterton is Hispanic, with 7.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.91%.

Chesterton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.09%
Some College8.66%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
Less Than 9th Grade5.17%
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Chesterton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed61.65%
Female Employed5.91%
Male Unemployed4.97%
Male Employed3.27%
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Chesterton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chesterton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chesterton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesterton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chesterton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chesterton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chesterton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

749

Number of Veterans

707

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

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Chesterton Veterans by War

count

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Chesterton Veterans by Age

count

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Chesterton Veterans by Race

Chesterton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesterton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Chesterton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chesterton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chesterton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.79%

Born in Chesterton

94.41%

Native Born

5.59%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

3.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.41% of Chesterton residents were born in the United States, with 63.79% having been born in Indiana. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chesterton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,6391551%
202815,4841551.01%
202715,3291551.02%
202615,1741551.03%
202515,0191551.04%
202414,8641551.05%
202314,7091551.06%
202214,5541551.08%
202114,3991300.91%
202014,2691621.15%
201914,1072581.86%
201813,8493322.46%
201713,5171250.93%
201613,39280.06%
201513,384-7-0.05%
201413,391960.72%
201313,295840.64%
201213,21190.07%
201113,2021070.82%
201013,0952,60724.86%
200010,4881,36414.95%
19909,1245936.95%
19808,5312,35438.11%
19706,1771,84242.49%
19604,3351,16036.54%
19503,175
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Chesterton Population by Year