Chesterton, IN
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Chesterton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 13,433 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chesterton is the 64th largest community in Indiana.

Chesterton real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Chesterton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Chesterton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chesterton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesterton who work in office and administrative support (11.94%), management occupations (11.75%), and sales jobs (10.58%).

Because of many things, Chesterton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chesterton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chesterton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chesterton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The overall education level of Chesterton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.66% of adults in Chesterton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chesterton in 2010 was $34,031, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,124 for a family of four. However, Chesterton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chesterton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chesterton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chesterton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chesterton include Irish, Polish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Chesterton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.