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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Center Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 44,431. Center Township is in Porter County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Center Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Center Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Center Township are highly rated.
About Center Township...
Population
44,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Center Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,953
National
$55,322
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Center Township Reviews

13 reviews
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I think Valpo is great for families with younger kids. Once we start growing up, it gets very, very lame to be here and mostly all of us hate it. Don't get me wrong, Valpo is a great town in general. I have never felt unsafe living here. Valpo just really lacks on things to do and everything closes early. I do think Valpo is definitely growing and trying to make our area more of a city atmosphere with taller apartment buildings and more shopping. I think in the future, Valpo is going to be awesome. For high school students, it just becomes very boring to live here. The plus side for us, though, is the beach is very nearby and Chicago is only about 45 minutes away which is amazing. There is some nice parks and gardens in & around Valpo, which are a plus if you like that sort of thing. Overall, I just think Valpo is a lot better place for upcoming families with younger children or even older people. For us teenagers, it's just not much of a place for us to be right now.
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The crime in my area is very low. It is very rare to hear about very much crime occurring in Valpo, especially my area. I think in terms of safety, my neighborhood/community is also good. There could be some more communal lights throughout the subdivision, since some parts get kind of dark at night, but otherwise safety measures are good overall.
Valparaiso has grown quite a bit in the last decade. One no longer has to travel to neighboring towns to gain access to large retailers, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. However the downtown area of Valparaiso still remains quaint and reminiscent of earlier days, while being perfectly maintained. A new Central Park allows young and old alike a leisurely day sitting with friends while watching children run under the fountains. One can purchase fresh produce in that area as well in season at the local Farmer's Market.