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Chesterton is a town in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for Westchester Township.

The latitude of Chesterton is 41.610N. The longitude is -87.064W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,139.


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Median household income
Local
$55,530
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chesterton demographic reports
Chesterton is south of Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· Calumet
· Coffee Creek
Public transportation: South Shore Line (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Wizard of Oz Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chesterton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana Dunes State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chesterton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46304 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Chesterton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chesterton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chesterton was $26,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Chesterton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Chesterton festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chesterton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,101.


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Libraries

Libraries in Chesterton include Westchester Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chesterton include Chesterton Tribune

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Politics

Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chesterton political report.

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The average commute time for Chesterton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Chesterton include Econo Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton, Super 8.

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