Chesterton, Indiana Population 2020

14,091

Chesterton is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 14,091, it is the 62nd largest city in Indiana and the 2412th largest city in the United States. Chesterton is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 7.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,068 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Chesterton has a population density of 1,512 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chesterton is $92,171 with a poverty rate of 7.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $929 per month, and the median house value is $184,400. The median age in Chesterton is 39.3 years, 37.6 years for males, and 41 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.8 males.

Chesterton Demographics

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

  • White: 91.79%
  • Asian: 3.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.04%
  • Black or African American: 1.48%
  • Other race: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chesterton, Indiana is 14,091, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,833.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,068.

Chesterton, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,75891.79%
Asian4993.59%
Two or More Races2842.04%
Black or African American2061.48%
Some Other Race1220.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.22%

Chesterton Population Pyramid 2020

Chesterton Median Age

39.3


Total

37.6


Male

41


Female

Chesterton Adults

There are 10,619 adults, (2,243 of whom are seniors) in Chesterton.

Chesterton Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesterton Sex Ratio

Female

6,992

50.31%

Male

6,907

49.69%

Chesterton Households and Families

Chesterton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chesterton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All69.2%30.8%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female52.3%47.7%
Male31.7%68.3%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4372.5369.2
Married2,8623.1882.8
Non Family1,6301.1958.2
Female6962.9852.3
Male2492.6931.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chesterton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2762.91%
9th to 12th Grade2963.12%
High School Graduate2,73228.81%
Some College2,13722.53%
Associates Degree1,00210.57%
Bachelors Degree1,90720.11%
Graduate Degree1,13411.96%

Chesterton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,3197,9282,629
Hispanic619444175
Asian323323213
Multiple Races13913929
Other Race12261
Black847816
Native American3030

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.94%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,740$66,603$30,647
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$37,034$59,625$18,500
Some College$42,578$65,466$24,903
Bachelors Degree$49,488$81,429$40,132
Graduate Degree$78,667$106,944$58,077

$45,740

Average Earnings

$66,603

Average Male

$30,647

Average Female

Chesterton Language

Chesterton Language by Age

Chesterton Language

92.58% of Chesterton residents speak only English, while 7.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.81% of the population.

Chesterton Poverty

Chesterton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7296645.66%
Multiple28413848.59%
Asian49913527.05%
Hispanic1,09112311.27%
Black198157.58%

7.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.87%

Male Poverty Rate

6.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesterton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesterton is Multiple, with 48.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesterton is White, with 5.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.71%
High School7.04%
Some College6.46%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.39%
Female Employed5.92%
Male Employed5.09%
Male Unemployed1.27%

Chesterton Income

Chesterton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,250$92,171
Families$89,878$105,387
Married Families$106,832-
Non Families$42,326$57,889

Chesterton Marital Status

Chesterton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesterton Married by Age and Sex

Chesterton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chesterton Marital Status by Race

Chesterton Veterans

965

Number of Veterans

866

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam390
First Gulf War216
Second Gulf War180
Korea45
World War II18
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74362
35 to 54241
75+168
18 to 34124
55 to 6470
Name Veterans % of Total
White9079.29%
Hispanic10513.50%
Asian379.71%
2 or More2110.94%

$Chesterton Veterans by Education

5.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesterton Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Chesterton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.61%

Born in Indiana

94.48%

Native Born

5.52%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.48% of Chesterton residents were born in the United States, with 62.61% having been born in Indiana. 1.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,0911290.92%
201913,9621290.93%
201813,8333272.42%
201713,5061290.96%
201613,37770.05%
201513,370-13-0.10%
201413,383960.72%
201313,287780.59%
201213,209100.08%
201113,1991040.79%
201013,0952,6072.24%
200010,4881,3641.40%
19909,1245930.67%
19808,5312,3543.28%
19706,1771,8423.60%
19604,3351,1603.16%
19503,1750.00%