Valparaiso, Indiana Population 2020

34,619

Valparaiso is a city located in Porter County, Indiana. With a 2020 population of 34,619, it is the 28th largest city in Indiana and the 1132nd largest city in the United States. Valparaiso is currently growing at a rate of 1.30% annually and its population has increased by 9.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,730 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Valparaiso has a population density of 2,122 people per square mile.

The average household income in Valparaiso is $76,407 with a poverty rate of 12.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $917 per month, and the median house value is $175,100. The median age in Valparaiso is 35.3 years, 35.7 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Valparaiso In Demographics

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

  • White: 92.03%
  • Black or African American: 3.46%
  • Asian: 1.97%
  • Two or more races: 1.56%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.06%
The current population of Valparaiso, Indiana is 34,619, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,729. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,730.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,29292.03%
Black or African American1,1383.46%
Asian6481.97%
Two or More Races5141.56%
Some Other Race2350.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander680.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.06%

Valparaiso In Population Pyramid 2020

Valparaiso In Median Age

35.3


Total

35.7


Male

34.8


Female

Valparaiso In Adults

There are 26,304 adults, (5,666 of whom are seniors) in Valparaiso In.

Valparaiso In Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Valparaiso In Sex Ratio

Female

17,335

52.66%

Male

15,581

47.34%

Valparaiso In Households and Families

Valparaiso In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Valparaiso In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All56.3%43.7%
Male49.5%50.5%
Female42.6%57.4%
Non Family36.1%63.9%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1292.2656.3
Non Family5,7531.2936.1
Married5,4112.9782.2
Female1,4383.0542.6
Male5273.3249.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Valparaiso In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2781.29%
9th to 12th Grade8503.96%
High School Graduate5,55525.88%
Some College4,28919.98%
Associates Degree1,8658.69%
Bachelors Degree5,38725.09%
Graduate Degree3,24415.11%

Valparaiso In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,27418,3807,810
Hispanic1,1191,014355
Black672570172
Asian337330250
Other Race1039146
Multiple Races826239
Islander383838
Native American666

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,371$57,553$30,421
Less Than High School$23,656$35,371$
High School Grad$32,460$43,125$21,900
Some College$36,452$54,065$28,681
Bachelors Degree$49,144$65,313$35,096
Graduate Degree$60,974$68,944$42,012

$40,371

Average Earnings

$57,553

Average Male

$30,421

Average Female

Valparaiso In Language

Valparaiso In Language by Age

Valparaiso In Language

93.47% of Valparaiso In residents speak only English, while 6.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Valparaiso In Poverty

Valparaiso In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,1952,85310.89%
Hispanic1,80838821.46%
Black92926328.31%
Asian55923441.86%
Multiple41011026.83%
Islander683855.88%
Native201470.00%
Other18431.63%

12.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.24%

Male Poverty Rate

14.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Valparaiso In

The race most likely to be in poverty in Valparaiso In is Native, with 70.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Valparaiso In is Other, with 1.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.27%
High School10.01%
Some College9.27%
Bachelors or Greater6.78%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.72%
Male Unemployed41.40%
Female Employed9.85%
Male Employed3.83%

Valparaiso In Income

Valparaiso In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,563$76,407
Families$76,843$98,726
Married Families$89,539-
Non Families$35,064$44,567

Valparaiso In Marital Status

Valparaiso In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Valparaiso In Married by Age and Sex

Valparaiso In 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 In Marital Status by Race

Valparaiso In Veterans

1,528

Number of Veterans

1,485

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam576
Korea216
First Gulf War207
Second Gulf War161
World War II82
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4846.12%
Black242.56%
2 or More209.01%
Hispanic150.95%

$Valparaiso In Veterans by Education

4.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Valparaiso In Employment Status

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Valparaiso In 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

57.05%

Born in Indiana

95.12%

Native Born

4.88%

Foreign Born

2.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.12% of Valparaiso In residents were born in the United States, with 57.05% having been born in Indiana. 2.07% 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
202034,6194451.30%
201934,1744451.32%
201833,7293210.96%
201733,4084451.35%
201632,9634631.42%
201532,5001620.50%
201432,3381540.48%
201332,1841760.55%
201232,008510.16%
201131,9571710.54%
201031,7864,3581.49%
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%