Valparaiso, IN

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2020 Population
33,707
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.5
1.39% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.8%
5.56% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$56,027
5.89% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$188,400
1.4% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
15,890
0.644% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Valparaiso, IN had a population of 33.7k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $56,027. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Valparaiso, IN grew from 33,355 to 33,707, a 1.06% increase and its median household income declined from $59,533 to $56,027, a −5.89% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Valparaiso, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%).

None of the households in Valparaiso, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Valparaiso, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Valparaiso, IN are Valparaiso University (1,220 degrees awarded in 2020) and College of Court Reporting Inc (12 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Valparaiso, IN was $188,400, and the homeownership rate was 53.3%.

Most people in Valparaiso, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Valparaiso, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Valparaiso, IN is home to a population of 33.7k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.54% of Valparaiso, IN residents were born outside of the country (1.87k people).

In 2020, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.9k people) in Valparaiso, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.95k White (Hispanic) and 1.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.9% of Valparaiso, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Valparaiso, IN was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Valparaiso, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.9k ± 828
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.95k ± 489
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.17k ± 358
7.93%
Hispanic Population
2.67k people

In 2020, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.9k people) in Valparaiso, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.95k White (Hispanic) and 1.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.93% of the people in Valparaiso, IN are hispanic (2.67k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.54%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.87k people
5.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.74k people

As of 2020, 5.54% of Valparaiso, IN residents (1.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Valparaiso, IN was 5.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    516 ± 161
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    221 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    195 ± 100

Valparaiso, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Valparaiso, IN employs 15.9k people. The largest industries in Valparaiso, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,400 people), Educational Services (2,156 people), and Manufacturing (2,068 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($75,438), Wholesale Trade ($64,242), and Manufacturing ($61,026).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.9k
2020 Value
± 1,035
−0.644%
1 Year decline
± 8.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Valparaiso, IN declined at a rate of −0.644%, from 16k employees to 15.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valparaiso, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,973 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,828 people), and Management Occupations (1,602 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valparaiso, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.9k
2020 Value
± 1,035
−0.644%
1 Year decline
± 8.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Valparaiso, IN declined at a rate of −0.644%, from 16k employees to 15.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valparaiso, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,400 people), Educational Services (2,156 people), and Manufacturing (2,068 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valparaiso, IN, though some of these residents may live in Valparaiso, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,501
Median earning men ± $5,054
$27,469
Median earning women ± $4,110

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,208), Manufacturing ($68,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,763).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($56,071), Manufacturing ($47,292), and Public Administration ($42,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Valparaiso, IN awarded 1,232 degrees. The student population of Valparaiso, IN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,333 male students and 1,912 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Valparaiso, IN are White (834 and 74.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (104 and 9.33%), Unknown (64 and 5.74%), and Black or African American (55 and 4.93%).

The largest universities in Valparaiso, IN by number of degrees awarded are Valparaiso University (1,220 and 99%) and College of Court Reporting Inc (12 and 0.974%).

The most popular majors in Valparaiso, IN are Registered Nursing (145 and 11.8%), Information Technology (58 and 4.71%), and Mechanical Engineering (53 and 4.3%).

The median tuition cost in Valparaiso, IN for private four year colleges is $41,940.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Valparaiso, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,245 (41.1% men and 58.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,245 students enrolled in Valparaiso, IN, 41.1% men and 58.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,291 records, of which 58.8% were women and 41.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degree-majors awarded
  2. 145 degree-majors awarded
  3. 53 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Valparaiso, IN was General Biological Sciences with 39 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,220 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valparaiso University with 1,220 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 496 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Valparaiso, IN, which is 0.674 times less than the 736 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 834 degrees mean that there were 8.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 104 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,940) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,346) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,286) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Valparaiso, IN was $188,400 in 2020, which is 0.82 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $185,800 to $188,400, a 1.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Valparaiso, IN is 53.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Valparaiso, IN have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Valparaiso, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Valparaiso, IN is $56,027. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Valparaiso, IN was Census Tract 506.03 with a value of $118,990, followed by Census Tract 507.04 and Census Tract 507.03, with respective values of $86,413 and $75,093.

Property

$188,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,371
$7,437
Median Property Taxes
±$638

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Valparaiso, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.3%
Homeownership
2020
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 53.3% of the housing units in Valparaiso, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 506.03
  2. Census Tract 507.04
  3. Census Tract 507.03

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Valparaiso, IN was Census Tract 506.03 with a value of $118,990, followed by Census Tract 507.04 and Census Tract 507.03, with respective values of $86,413 and $75,093.

The following map shows all of the places in Valparaiso, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,027
Median Household Income
± $4,947
14k
Number of Households
± 1,009

In 2020, the median household income of the 14k households in Valparaiso, IN declined from $56,027 from the previous year's value of $59,533.

The following chart displays the households in Valparaiso, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Valparaiso, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.6%)

In 2020, 77.2% of workers in Valparaiso, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.99%) and those who worked at home (6.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valparaiso, IN have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Valparaiso, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Valparaiso, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Valparaiso, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valparaiso, IN (3.91k out of 30.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Valparaiso, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93% of the population of Valparaiso, IN has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.482% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Indiana was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Porter County, IN see 1585 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1604 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1757 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 574 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,585 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Porter County, IN

Primary care physicians in Porter County, IN see an average of 1,585 patients per year. This represents a 1.18% decrease from the previous year (1,604 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Porter County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 26.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.04%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.482%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valparaiso, IN declined by 6.22% from 7.51% to 7.04%.

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