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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Chesterton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 13,899. Chesterton is in Porter County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Chesterton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chesterton there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Chesterton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chesterton are highly rated.
About Chesterton...
Population
13,899

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$929
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Chesterton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    725.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Chesterton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,250
National
$55,322
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Chesterton Reviews

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Chesterton is a great town that is very close to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore which contains great beaches and hiking trails. The downtown is small and cute. Chesterton is also close to Valparaiso which contains a wider variety of restaurants and stores. Chesterton is a small town with amenities close by! It is less than an hour from Chicago.
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Beautiful, small town by the Indiana Dunes National Park. There are many historical buildings and the downtown area. Many food options. The European Market is a must!
Great school district! Lots of parks and walking trails. Overall a nice, quiet community. There are great markets all summer long and small businesses in town. Not a lot to do in the winter though. There are a lot of different restaurants throughout town.