Chesterton, Indiana

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Chesterton is a town in Westchester, Jackson and Liberty townships, Porter County, Indiana, United States. The population was 10,488 at the 2000 census.



Chesterton is located at 41°36′15″N 87°3′30″W / 41.60417°N 87.05833°W / 41.60417; -87.05833 (41.604251, -87.058442)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²), of which, 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.27%) is water. Just north of the town is Indiana Dunes State Park. Most of the town is flat. However, going south into the city on Route 49 on the overpass, one can see the Valparaiso Moraine in the distance.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,488 people, 4,039 households, and 2,879 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,232.0 people per square mile (475.8/km²). There were 4,212 housing units at an average density of 494.8/sq mi (191.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.29% White, 0.44% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.31% of the population.

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