Valparaiso, Indiana Population 2024

34,753

Valparaiso is a city located in Porter County Indiana. Valparaiso has a 2024 population of 34,753. It is also the county seat of Porter County.Valparaiso is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,156 in 2020.

The average household income in Valparaiso is $85,212 with a poverty rate of 14.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Valparaiso is 36.8 years, 36.3 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Valparaiso Demographics

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

  • White: 84.4%
  • Two or more races: 6.16%
  • Black or African American: 4.87%
  • Asian: 3.39%
  • Other race: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
16.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,130.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.75% (597)
The current population of Valparaiso, Indiana is 34,753 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 34,156.

Valparaiso, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28,68984.4%
Two or more races2,0946.16%
Black or African American1,6554.87%
Asian1,1523.39%
Other race3320.98%
Native American690.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Valparaiso Population by Race

Valparaiso Population Pyramid 2024

Valparaiso Median Age

36.8

Total

36.3

Male

37.4

Female

Valparaiso Adults

There are 27,595 adults, (5,971 of whom are seniors) in Valparaiso.

Valparaiso Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Valparaiso Sex Ratio

Female17,94452.79%
Male16,04747.21%

Valparaiso Population by Age

Valparaiso Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,3392.1755.744.3
Non Family6,7541.2739.760.3
Married5,8792.977921
Female1,1423.013961
Male5642.7837.262.8
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Valparaiso 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

Valparaiso Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Valparaiso Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.36%.

Valparaiso Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,439

Average Earnings

$58,016

Average Male

$39,388

Average Female

Valparaiso Earnings by Educational Attainment

Valparaiso Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Valparaiso Language

91.61% of Valparaiso residents speak only English, while 8.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.91% of the population.

Valparaiso Language

Valparaiso Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,0903,41913.63%
Hispanic2,75472226.22%
Multiple2,02137718.65%
Black1,22235228.81%
Asian1,05917116.15%
Other30311337.29%
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14.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.28%

Male Poverty Rate

16.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valparaiso

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valparaiso is Other, with 37.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valparaiso is White, with 13.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.58%.

Valparaiso Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.97%
High School16.24%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater5.59%
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Valparaiso Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.3%
Male Unemployed36.09%
Female Employed10.76%
Male Employed4.76%
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Valparaiso Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Valparaiso Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Valparaiso Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Valparaiso Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Valparaiso 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.

Valparaiso Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Valparaiso Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,464

Number of Veterans

1,358

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

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Valparaiso Veterans by War

count

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Valparaiso Veterans by Age

count

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Valparaiso Veterans by Race

Valparaiso Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valparaiso Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Valparaiso Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Valparaiso Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Valparaiso 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

59.49%

Born in Valparaiso

93.38%

Native Born

6.62%

Foreign Born

3.9%

Non Citizen

2.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.38% of Valparaiso residents were born in the United States, with 59.49% having been born in Indiana. 3.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Valparaiso Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202935,223940.27%
202835,129940.27%
202735,035940.27%
202634,941940.27%
202534,847940.27%
202434,753940.27%
202334,659940.27%
202234,565940.27%
202134,4713150.92%
202034,1562330.69%
201933,9231850.55%
201833,7383260.98%
201733,4124311.31%
201632,9814641.43%
201532,5171630.5%
201432,3541590.49%
201332,1951770.55%
201232,018510.16%
201131,9671750.55%
201031,7924,36415.91%
200027,4283,01412.35%
199024,4142,1679.74%
198022,2472,22711.12%
197020,0204,79331.48%
196015,2273,19926.6%
195012,0283,29237.68%
19408,7366578.13%
19308,0791,56123.95%
19206,518-469-6.71%
19106,98770711.26%
19006,2801,19023.38%
18905,09062914.1%
18804,4611,69661.34%
18702,765
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Valparaiso Population by Year