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Chesterton is a town in Porter County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for Westchester Township.
The latitude of Chesterton is 41.610N. The longitude is -87.064W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,139.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chesterton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Porter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46304 ZIP code.
21% of Chesterton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chesterton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chesterton was $26,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Chesterton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Chesterton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,101.
Libraries in Chesterton include Westchester Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chesterton include Chesterton Tribune
Porter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chesterton political report.
The average commute time for Chesterton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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