Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Lake County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population475,594484,582489,530495,878485,640
Change Since 1990 8,98813,93620,28410,046
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.9%2.9%4.3%2.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-2,155
International Migration301
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)902
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)30,1996.2%
School Age (5 to 17)86,66717.8%
College Age (18 to 24)43,1438.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)120,31624.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)130,64626.8%
Older (65 plus)74,87515.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2,5820.5%
Asian Alone7,5941.6%
Black Alone120,70424.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2830.1%
White Alone345,60371.0%
Two or More Race Groups9,0801.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino394,96481.2%
Hispanic or Latino90,88218.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households184,140100.0%
  Family Households123,24266.9%
    Married with Children31,09616.9%
    Married without Children50,37027.4%
    Single Parents21,70311.8%
  Non-family Households60,89833.1%
    Living Alone52,03128.3%
Average Household Size2.64
Average Family Household Size3.95
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000484,5828,9881.9%
April 2010496,05011,4682.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections496,005502,228507,724512,741516,195
Change Since 2010 6,22311,71916,73620,190
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.3%2.4%3.4%4.1%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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