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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Chesterton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 14,052. Chesterton is in Porter County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Chesterton offers residents a 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
14,052

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    37
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    644.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Chesterton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,861
National
$55,322
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Chesterton Reviews

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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.
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Chesterton is a wonderful tight knit community. A great place to raise a family. I, like so many others, are from Chicago originally. The only thing is I wish they had a bit more to do. Valparaiso really did a great job developing their town. I wish Chesterton would follow but I was told the local government will not allow. Being a couple mile from the lakeshore and near beautiful forests, trails is the best for those who treasure the outdoors. If you have young children and love the outdoors I would live here any day over Chicago. It really is a dream life for a family. And also, the cost of living is half the price of Chicago. The quality of life is amazing .
Chesterton, Indiana is a wonderful example of the rural farm-town life that once ruled the country. The words I would use to describe it would begin with "exactly average," the socioeconomic gaps are average, the population is average, but the schools are still excellent! Perfect for small and growing families alike.