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Valparaiso is a city in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the city in Chile.
The latitude of Valparaiso is 41.473N. The longitude is -87.061W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 794 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,365.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Valparaiso 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 46383 ZIP code.
27% of Valparaiso residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valparaiso ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valparaiso was $22,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Valparaiso residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Valparaiso include Valparaiso Downtown Commercial District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Valparaiso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,077.
Libraries in Valparaiso include Porter County Public Library System, South Haven Library ... View libraries
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valparaiso political report.
The average commute time for Valparaiso workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Valparaiso between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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