Valparaiso, IN Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Valparaiso?

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There are 33,820 residents in Valparaiso, with a median age of 36.5. Of this, 48.03% are males and 51.97% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.45% of the resident pool in Valparaiso, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.92%. Additionally, 3.62% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 26,663 people in Valparaiso currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 33,820 0.3%
Male Population 16,245 -1.8%
Female Population 17,575 2.4%
Male population 48.03%
Female population 51.97%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.5 0.0%
Citizen US Born 31,606 -0.2%
Citizen not US Born 989 0.1%
Not Citizen 1,225 15.5%
Citizen US Born 93.45%
Citizen not US Born 2.92%
Not Citizen 3.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 136 -22.3%
Moved from Same County 3,292 -8.1%
Moved from Same State 1,646 -11.9%
Moved from Different State 1,682 20.8%
Same House as Last Year 26,663 1.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.41%
Moved from Same County 9.85%
Moved from Same State 4.93%
Moved from Different State 5.03%
Same House as Last Year 79.78%

What are the employment statistics in Valparaiso?

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White-collar workers make up 80.93% of the working population in Valparaiso, while blue-collar employees account for 19.07%. There are also 1,368 entrepreneurs in Valparaiso (8.34% of the workforce); 11,202 workers employed in private companies (68.28%); and 2,130 people working in governmental institutions (12.98%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 13,279 6.9%
Blue Collar 3,128 -9.8%
White Collar 80.93%
Blue Collar 19.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,368 18.0%
Private Companies 11,202 -2.9%
Governmental Workers 2,130 39.4%
Not for Profit Companies 1,707 2.6%
Self Employees 8.34%
Private Companies 68.28%
Governmental Workers 12.98%
Not for Profit Companies 10.4%

How many households are there in Valparaiso?

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There are a total of 14,179 households in Valparaiso, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 53.29% of these Valparaiso households, while non-family units account for the remaining 46.71%. Additionally, 25.47% of households have children and 74.53% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 14,179 1.5%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.5%
Family Households 7,556 4.1%
Non-family Households 6,623 -1.2%
Family Households 53.29%
Non-family Households 46.71%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 3,611 -1.1%
Households without Children 10,568 2.5%
Households with Children 25.47%
Households without Children 74.53%

What are the median and average incomes in Valparaiso?

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The average annual household income in Valparaiso is $80,151, while the median household income sits at $56,465 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $63,482, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $78,617. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $21,000 and $49,366, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $80,151 1.5%
Median Household Income $56,465 0.8%
People below Poverty Level 4,652 21.0%
People above Poverty Level 25,732 -2.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Valparaiso?

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There are 15,042 housing units in Valparaiso, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1978. Of the 14,179 occupied housing units in Valparaiso, 53.77% are owner-occupied, while 46.23% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 66.7% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $196,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,020 per month in Valparaiso.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 15,042 1.1%
Median Year Built 1978 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,252 13.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 393 -21.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,174 -10.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,574 -7.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,585 4.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,534 -0.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,884 0.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,424 -2.0%
Built between 2010 and 2019 1,222 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 14,179 1.5%
Owner Occupied 7,624 2.5%
Renter Occupied 6,555 0.4%
Owner Occupied 53.77%
Renter Occupied 46.23%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 5,085 1.8%
Without Mortgage 2,539 4.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $196,100 4.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $205,400 8.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,020 5.8%
With Mortgage 66.7%
Without Mortgage 33.3%

What is the level of education in Valparaiso?

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Approximately 31.52% of the population in Valparaiso holds a high school degree (that's 8,643 residents), while 21.69% have attained a college certificate (5,769 locals) and 23.74% have a bachelor's degree (6,510 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 542 10.2%
Some High School 8,643 0.7%
Some College 5,769 -10.2%
Associate Degree 2,243 -5.8%
Bachelor's Degree 6,510 5.6%
Graduate Degree 3,533 14.7%
No High School 1.98%
Some High School 31.52%
Some College 21.69%
Associate Degree 8.18%
Bachelor's Degree 23.74%
Graduate Degree 12.89%

What is the marital status of Valparaiso residents?

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A total of 10,776 people in Valparaiso have never been married (which represents 37.55% of the total population), while 12,764 of them are wedded (44.48%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 452 (1.57%) and 3,003 (10.46%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 10,776 0.2%
Married 12,764 5.7%
Separated 452 6.1%
Widowed 2,156 -1.4%
Divorced 3,003 -10.9%
Never Married 37.55%
Married 44.48%
Separated 1.57%
Widowed 7.51%
Divorced 10.46%

What are the most common means of transportation in Valparaiso?

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The top three means of transportation people in Valparaiso use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 13,824 residents commute by car, 629 prefer going to work by walking and 93 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 13,824 1.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 75 13.6%
Subway or Elevated 15 N/A
Bicycle 93 22.4%
Walk 629 -9.9%

What is the median and average household income in Valparaiso by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
46383 42,279 17,053 $64,067.00 $84,381.00
46385 40,955 15,329 $90,562.00 $122,068.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 46383 46385

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