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ZIP Code 46304

Primary City:Chesterton, IN (View All Cities)
County: Porter County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (2:57pm)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.62, -87.05
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46304

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46304. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 46304. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46304, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Chesterton, IN
Acceptable:
Burns Harbor, Dune Acres, Porter

Stats and Demographics for the 46304 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46304 is located in northwest Indiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 46304 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 46304 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,207
Population Density 451 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,933
Median Home Value $167,800
Land Area 53.65 sq mi
Water Area 3.54 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,230
Median Household Income $69,149

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male714883953881613672748798860893997900714480340229127111
Female6778659428045816667208259231,0181,021901720528359302200242
Total1,3911,7481,8951,6851,1941,3381,4681,6231,7831,9112,0181,8011,4341,008699531327353

Gender

 Male 11,913 49%
 Female 12,294 51%
Gender

Race

 White 22,718 93.8%
 Black Or African American 292 1.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 83 0.3%
 Asian 357 1.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 369 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 385 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner556921,3521,7591,664944496164
Renter1565784503782761348547
Total2111,2701,8022,1371,9401,078581211

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,242 57%
 Single Guardian 1,409 15%
 Singles 2,030 22%
 Singles With Roommate 549 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,954 65%
 Households with Kids 3,276 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male152158134145173177160166207193198164207191195178186194128127
Female120140134138160159171181194184205183179191158140198170138105
Total272298268283333336331347401377403347386382353318384364266232

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46304 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 46304 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 46304 real estate data, the median home value of $167,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 46304 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 46304 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46304 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 24,045 99.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 88 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 64 0.3%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 10 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,386 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,740 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,104 21%
 Households Vacant 703 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 169 24%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 1%
 For Sale Only 134 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 176 25%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 193 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 58 3%
 1 Bedroom 123 6%
 2 Bedroom 1,172 57%
 3+ Bedroom 709 34%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $69,149 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 46304 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 46304 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,270 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,938 26%
 No Earnings 5,761 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,270 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,938 26%
 No Earnings 5,761 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,981 93.8%
 Public transportation 268 2.3%
 Taxicab 5 0.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 90 0.8%
 Worked at Home 353 3.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 636 8%
 High School Graduate 4,183 54%
 Associate's degree 559 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,365 18%
 Master's degree 710 9%
 Professional school degree 66 1%
 Doctorate degree 189 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,684 74.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 819 16.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 420 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46304

ZIP Code 46304 is in the Discovery Charter School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46304.

Discovery Charter School
800 Canonie Dr
Porter, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Discovery Charter School District
Bailly Elementary School
800 South 5th St
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Brummitt Elementary School
2500 Indian Boundary
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Liberty Elementary School
501 West 900 North
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Liberty Intermediate School
50 West 900 North
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Newton Yost Elementary School
100 West Beam St
Porter, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Westchester Intermediate School
1050 South 5th St
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Chesterton Senior High School
2125 South 11th St
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Duneland School Corporation
Chesterton Middle School
651 West Morgan Ave
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Duneland School Corporation
St Patrick Elementary School
640 N Calumet Rd
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Duneland Montessori Academy
109 W Porter Ave Ste B
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Chesterton Montessori School
270 E Burdick Rd
Chesterton, IN 46304
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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