is a city located in Porter County, Indiana
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 27,428. The city is the county seat
of Porter County6
Geography\nValparaiso is located at 41°28'34" North, 87°3'25" West (41.476151, -87.056919)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 28.5 km²
). 28.2 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.73% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 27,428 people, 10,867 households, and 6,368 families residing in the city. The population density
is 971.6/km² (2,515.4/mi²). There are 11,559 housing units at an average density of 409.4/km² (1,060.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 94.35% White, 1.60% African American
, 0.23% Native American
, 1.49% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. 3.34% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 10,867 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% are non-families. 33.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 17.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $45,799, and the median income for a family is $60,637. Males have a median income of $46,452 versus $26,544 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,509. 9.1% of the population and 4.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.1% are under the age of 18 and 7.5% are 65 or older.