Chesterton, Indiana Population 2021

14,592
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Chesterton is a city located in Porter County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 14,592, it is the 62nd largest city in Indiana and the 2363rd largest city in the United States . Chesterton is currently growing at a rate of 1.76% annually and its population has increased by 11.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,068 in 2010. Chesterton reached it's highest population of 14,592 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Chesterton has a population density of 1,566 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chesterton is $96,028 with a poverty rate of 8.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $933 per month, and the median house value is $190,400. The median age in Chesterton is 37.6 years, 35.8 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Chesterton Demographics

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

  • White: 91.83%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Asian: 2.78%
  • Black or African American: 1.54%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chesterton, Indiana is 14,592 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,836.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,068.

Chesterton, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,96591.83%
Two or More Races4192.97%
Asian3932.78%
Black or African American2171.54%
Some Other Race1040.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.15%
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Chesterton Population by Race

Chesterton Population Pyramid $2021

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Chesterton Median Age

37.6


Total

35.8


Male

39


Female

Chesterton Adults

There are 10,608 adults, (2,237 of whom are seniors) in Chesterton.

Chesterton Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesterton Sex Ratio

Female

7,132

50.51%

Male

6,987

49.49%

Chesterton Population by Age

Chesterton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chesterton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All67.8%32.2%
Female57.4%42.6%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Male37.6%62.4%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chesterton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4742.5667.8
Married2,7803.2784
Non Family1,7491.250.4
Female7163.0357.4
Male2292.7937.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Chesterton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3053.26%
9th to 12th Grade2963.17%
High School Graduate2,65128.36%
Some College2,08022.25%
Associates Degree1,00110.71%
Bachelors Degree1,83819.66%
Graduate Degree1,17712.59%
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Chesterton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chesterton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,2157,7702,608
Hispanic605449211
Asian274274154
2+ Races16716758
Other Race104543
Black939315
Native American2121

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.20%.

Chesterton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,691$69,069$33,109
Less Than 9th Grade$35,323$35,202$
High School Graduate$46,903$68,816$20,208
Some College$47,878$68,404$29,176
Bachelors Degree$48,701$77,813$39,900
Graduate Degree$80,128$100,192$70,163

$49,691

Average Earnings

$69,069

Average Male

$33,109

Average Female

Chesterton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chesterton Language by Age

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Chesterton Language

93.03% of Chesterton residents speak only English, while 6.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.32% of the population.

Chesterton Language

Chesterton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,9677976.66%
Multiple41919446.30%
Asian39313233.59%
Hispanic1,067676.28%
Black215146.51%
Other10432.88%

8.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

9.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesterton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesterton is Multiple, with 46.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesterton is Other, with 2.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.79%.

Chesterton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.00%
Some College9.35%
High School7.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%

Chesterton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.47%
Female Employed6.37%
Male Employed3.18%
Male Unemployed1.12%

Chesterton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chesterton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,977$96,028
Families$91,283$107,767
Married Families$108,698-
Non Families$44,461$67,260
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Income by Household Type

Chesterton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesterton Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Chesterton Marital Status

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808

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam307
Second Gulf War200
First Gulf War183
Korea67
World War II17

Chesterton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74277
35 to 54191
75+133
18 to 34118
55 to 6489

Chesterton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7517.63%
Hispanic15719.38%
Asian3612.20%
2+ Races2110.14%

Chesterton Veterans by Race

Chesterton Veterans by Education

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6.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesterton Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Chesterton Employment by Age

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Chesterton Employment by Race

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Chesterton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.28%

Born in Chesterton

95.60%

Native Born

4.40%

Foreign Born

1.61%

Non Citizen

2.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.60% of Chesterton residents were born in the United States, with 64.28% 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.

Chesterton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,5922521.76%
202014,3402521.79%
201914,0882521.82%
201813,8363222.38%
201713,5141280.96%
201613,386100.07%
201513,376-14-0.10%
201413,390970.73%
201313,293780.59%
201213,215100.08%
201113,2051050.80%
201013,1002,6122.25%
200010,4881,3641.40%
19909,1245930.67%
19808,5312,3543.28%
19706,1771,8423.60%
19604,3351,1603.16%
19503,1750.00%

Chesterton Population by Year