Valparaiso is located in north Indiana. Valparaiso is between the Porter, Lake county. Valparaiso has 15.53 square miles of land area and 0.05 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Valparaiso population is 31,745, which has grown 15.74% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 7.60% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Valparaiso median household income is $49,656 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 8.42% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 17.25% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Valparaiso median house value is $165,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.99% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 30.12% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Valparaiso is much better than the state average in quality. The Valparaiso area code is 219.