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"Home of the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival"

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The population of Valparaiso is approximately 24,414 (1990), 31730 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,293 (1990), 12610 (2010).

The amount of land area in Valparaiso is 26.285 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.003 sq kilometers.
The distance from Valparaiso to Washington DC is 578 miles. The distance to the Indiana state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Valparaiso is positioned 41.47 degrees north of the equator and 87.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Valparaiso location: in northwest Indiana

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Valparaiso history:

Known as "Vale of Paradise" or "The Vale," for short in many locally-written poems from around 1900. This translation of a Spanish name (one of the few in Indiana) was given to the former town of Portersville shortly after it was made county seat of the newly-formed Porter County in 1836. It was named by sailors who had served with Capt. David Porter in the War of 1812 off of Valparaiso, Chile.

Valparaiso is the former home of Orville Redenbacher, who developed his "Redbow" popcorn by distributing the results of his breeding program to the local Premier Theater and 49er Drive-In (drive-in still in operation).
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