Valparaiso, Indiana Population 2021

34,253
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Valparaiso is a city located in Porter County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Porter County. With a 2020 population of 34,253, it is the 30th largest city in Indiana and the 1155th largest city in the United States . Valparaiso is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 7.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,730 in 2010. Valparaiso reached it's highest population of 34,253 in 2021. Spanning over 16 miles, Valparaiso has a population density of 2,099 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valparaiso is $83,166 with a poverty rate of 12.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $925 per month, and the median house value is $185,800. The median age in Valparaiso is 36 years, 35.9 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Valparaiso Demographics

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

  • White: 91.40%
  • Black or African American: 3.30%
  • Asian: 2.57%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.22%
The current population of Valparaiso, Indiana is 34,253 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,719.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,730.

Valparaiso, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,48591.40%
Black or African American1,1023.30%
Asian8562.57%
Two or More Races5201.56%
Some Other Race2430.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander770.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.22%
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Valparaiso Population by Race

Valparaiso Population Pyramid $2021

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Valparaiso Median Age

36


Total

35.9


Male

36.1


Female

Valparaiso Adults

There are 27,017 adults, (5,661 of whom are seniors) in Valparaiso.

Valparaiso Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Valparaiso Sex Ratio

Female

17,047

51.11%

Male

16,308

48.89%

Valparaiso Population by Age

Valparaiso Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Valparaiso Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All55.7%44.3%
Female43%57%
Male41.2%58.8%
Non Family35.6%64.4%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Valparaiso Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3842.2455.7
Non Family6,0421.3535.6
Married5,6092.9481.4
Female1,3083.0943
Male4253.2141.2

2.92

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Valparaiso Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4061.84%
9th to 12th Grade7313.31%
High School Graduate5,86926.56%
Some College4,27619.35%
Associates Degree1,8198.23%
Bachelors Degree5,61625.41%
Graduate Degree3,38415.31%
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Valparaiso Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valparaiso Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,40518,6717,977
Hispanic1,3071,047332
Black711588200
Asian533495411
2+ Races11810370
Other Race1049234
Native American7171
Islander464646

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Valparaiso Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,833$57,424$31,440
Less Than 9th Grade$26,144$33,313$
High School Graduate$35,839$46,607$20,945
Some College$38,059$55,430$30,280
Bachelors Degree$48,943$64,172$36,007
Graduate Degree$60,188$69,712$43,963

$41,833

Average Earnings

$57,424

Average Male

$31,440

Average Female

Valparaiso Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valparaiso Language by Age

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Valparaiso Language

93.17% of Valparaiso residents speak only English, while 6.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Valparaiso Language

Valparaiso Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,1512,70510.34%
Hispanic1,97336918.70%
Black86229634.34%
Asian76624632.11%
Multiple3837118.54%
Islander774659.74%
Other18742.14%

12.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.32%

Male Poverty Rate

12.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valparaiso

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valparaiso is Islander, with 59.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valparaiso is Other, with 2.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.94%.

Valparaiso Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.19%
High School9.99%
Some College9.92%
Bachelors or Greater6.93%

Valparaiso Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.08%
Male Unemployed32.83%
Female Employed9.59%
Male Employed3.90%

Valparaiso Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valparaiso Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,533$83,166
Families$82,593$106,347
Married Families$93,222-
Non Families$39,922$51,944
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Income by Household Type

Valparaiso Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Valparaiso Married by Age and Sex

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Valparaiso 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.

Valparaiso Marital Status by Race

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Valparaiso Marital Status

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1,527

Number of Veterans

1,484

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam613
First Gulf War169
Second Gulf War150
Korea121
World War II113

Valparaiso Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74497
75+456
35 to 54282
55 to 64243
18 to 3449

Valparaiso Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3965.65%
Native American71100.00%
Black454.95%
Hispanic321.92%
2+ Races155.62%

Valparaiso Veterans by Race

Valparaiso Veterans by Education

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5.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valparaiso Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Valparaiso Employment by Age

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Valparaiso Employment by Race

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Valparaiso 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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56.96%

Born in Valparaiso

94.80%

Native Born

5.20%

Foreign Born

2.62%

Non Citizen

2.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.80% of Valparaiso residents were born in the United States, with 56.96% having been born in Indiana. 2.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Valparaiso Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,2531780.52%
202034,0751780.53%
201933,8971780.53%
201833,7193100.93%
201733,4094471.36%
201632,9624591.41%
201532,5031590.49%
201432,3441520.47%
201332,1921780.56%
201232,014480.15%
201131,9661720.54%
201031,7944,3661.49%
200027,4283,0141.17%
199024,4142,1670.93%
198022,2472,2271.06%
197020,0204,7932.77%
196015,2273,1992.39%
195012,0283,2923.25%
19408,7366570.78%
19308,0791,5612.17%
19206,518-469-0.69%
19106,9877071.07%
19006,2801,1902.12%
18905,0906291.33%
18804,4611,6964.90%
18702,7650.00%

Valparaiso Population by Year