Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso: Town in Porter County, Indiana, United States


Valparaiso is a town located in the county of Porter in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 31,730 and a population density of 752 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 33,944 inhabitants.

The town was created 187 years ago in 1836.

Valparaiso locator map
Location of Valparaiso on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about Valparaiso

Population : 33,944 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Porter County
Postal code : 46383–46385
Phone Area Codes : 219
Area : 42.17 km2
Named for : Valparaíso
Altitude : 794 feet / 242 meters
Capital city : Valparaiso is capital of Porter County
Establishment : July 07, 1836 (187 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 22:51:14 (28th November 2023)
Density : 805 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.52% (2010-2020)
Franklin east of Courthouse'CLight' image
Franklin east of Courthouse'CLight'
Franklin east of Courthouse'CLight' image


Valparaiso is located at 41°28'23"N 87°3'40"W (41.4730900, -87.0611400).

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The population of Valparaiso increased by 6.52% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 31,730 - census
2011 31,966 0.74% estimation process
2012 32,014 0.15% estimation process
2013 32,192 0.55% estimation process
2014 32,344 0.47% estimation process
2015 32,503 0.49% estimation process
2016 32,962 1.39% estimation process
2017 33,409 1.34% estimation process
2018 33,719 0.92% estimation process
2019 33,897 0.53% estimation process
2020 33,944 0.14% estimation process

Valparaiso zip code is 46383. County name: Porter, County fips: 18127

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People born in Valparaiso (36)

People born in Valparaiso, including racecar driver Jim Rathmann, actress Carly Schroeder, astronaut Henry C. Gordon, .


  • Beulah Bondi (American actress) she was born in 03/05/1889
  • Earl Landgrebe (American politician (1916-1986)) he was born in 21/01/1916
  • Mark N. Brown (former NASA astronaut and colonel in the USAF) he was born in 18/11/1951
  • Milt Bernhart (American musician) he was born in 25/05/1926
  • Robbie Hummel (American basketball player) he was born in 08/03/1989
  • Maurice E. Crumpacker (American politician (1886-1927)) he was born in 19/12/1886
  • Heather Kuzmich (American fashion model) she was born in 19/04/1986
  • Newton Arvin (literary critic) he was born in 25/08/1900
  • Harry Benham (American actor (1884-1969)) he was born in 26/02/1884
  • Jed Zayner (American soccer player) he was born in 13/12/1984
  • Andrew P. Hill (American artist, photographer and conservationist (1853-1922)) he was born in 09/08/1853
  • Edmond Soliday (American politician) he was born in 03/04/1945
  • Fred Doelling (American football player) he was born in 27/09/1938
  • Hub Knolls (American baseball player) he was born in 18/12/1883
  • Kevin Brown (American baseball player (1973-)) he was born in 21/04/1973
  • Maria Astrologes (professional golfer) she was born in 10/08/1951
  • Professor Lamberti (American musician) he was born in 09/01/1892
  • R. Harold Zook (American architect) he was born in 21/05/1889

Schools in Valparaiso

College & universities near Valparaiso, IN

Code Name City ZIP
150251 College of Court Reporting Inc Valparaiso (IN) 46385

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Valparaiso, IN

Code Name Address Type
GRY Gary, IN 100 West 4th Avenue BUS
MCI Michigan City 100 Washington St. RAIL
DYE Dyer station 913 Sheffield Avenue RAIL
NBM New Buffalo, Michigan 517 South Whittaker Street RAIL
NBU New Buffalo 226 North Whittaker Street RAIL

Post offices near Valparaiso

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Valpara Post Office Valparaiso (IN) 46385

Other cities in Porter County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Porter County , IN.

City Name Population Title
Portage 90,543 The second most populous city in Porter County, Indiana.
Chesterton 13,433 Town in the U.
Lakes of the Four Seasons 7,033 City in Indiana, United States of America
South Haven 5,282 Town in Michigan, USA
Porter 4,840 Settlement in Indiana, USA
Hebron 3,669 City in Porter County, Indiana, United States of America
Kouts 1,963 Town in Indiana, United States
Burns Harbor 1,922 Town in Indiana, United States
Ogden Dunes 1,083 Town in Porter County, Indiana, United States
Town of Pines 688 Town of the United States
Beverly Shores 595 Town in Indiana
Dune Acres 182 City in Porter County, Indiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Valparaiso distances to largest Indiana cities