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Lake County, Indiana

Named for Lake Michigan and organized in 1837

County Seat: Crown Point

Largest City: Hammond (2018 population: 75,795)

Population per Square Mile: 970.76

Square Miles: 499.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)496,09527.7%6,484,192
Today (2018)484,41127.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*507,72427.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.4%62 3.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-87889 3,555
Net International Migration13311 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)407112.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)28,75125.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)84,443217.4%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)41,95538.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)120,791224.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)128,367226.5%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)80,104216.5%15.8%
Median Age39.3  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone2,67120.6%0.4%
Asian Alone8,20361.7%2.5%
Black Alone118,686224.5%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone28940.1%0.1%
White345,146271.3%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups9,41631.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic390,507280.6%92.9%
Hispanic93,904219.4%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)185,5242100.0%100.0%
Married With Children31,120316.8%18.8%
Married Without Children51,224227.6%30.0%
Single Parents21,439211.6%9.6%
Living Alone53,324228.7%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)213,7792100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)211,3792100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
128,486260.8%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$140,10020  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
57,038227.0%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$6878  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 84,76027.6%1,117,590
Public80,11027.6%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)326,49927.5%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.1%48 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree21.4%21 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$43,0992495.5%45,150
Median Household Income in 201754,92934101.5%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201715.9%16119.5%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.7%10133.1%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2018655210.9%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201865,836210.9%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/201945,16128.8%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20175,61026.8%82,170
Births to Teens, 201735726.9%5,152
Deaths, 20175,19027.9%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force232,36826.9%3,381,713
Employed220,88626.8%3,265,580
Unemployed11,48229.9%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate4.92144.1%3.4
June 2019 Unemployment Rate4.61127.8%3.6

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work245,206100.0%$13,243,509100.0%$54,010
Wage and Salary201,64882.2%$9,629,08372.7%$47,752
Farm Proprietors3420.1%$-16,350-0.1%$-47,807
Nonfarm Proprietors43,21617.6%$1,292,1469.8%$29,900
Farm4510.2%$-12,773-0.1%$-28,322
Nonfarm244,75599.8%$13,256,282100.1%$54,161
Private217,87488.9%$11,847,51789.5%$54,378
  Accommodation, Food Serv.19,6758.0%$611,7524.6%$31,093
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7,2843.0%$251,2821.9%$34,498
  Construction15,7266.4%$1,153,7558.7%$73,366
  Health Care, Social Serv.37,25315.2%$2,196,12316.6%$58,952
  Information1,7900.7%$100,5970.8%$56,199
  Manufacturing24,1799.9%$2,587,53619.5%$107,016
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,7904.0%$497,5523.8%$50,822
  Retail Trade28,56411.6%$902,6586.8%$31,601
  Trans., Warehousing11,2194.6%$699,1655.3%$62,320
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)53,868*22.0%*$2,008,252*15.2%*$37,281*
Government26,88111.0%$1,408,76510.6%$52,407

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,287100.0%100.0%$316,476$4,879,857
Single-Family1,23696.0%76.4%$310,368$4,269,197
2-Family383.0%2.0%4,047$49,353
3- and 4-Family60.5%0.2%$1,260$6,163
5+ Family70.5%21.4%$801$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Lake County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Cedar Lake12,7432.6%
Crown Point30,0596.2%
Dyer15,9873.3%
East Chicago27,9305.8%
Gary75,28215.5%
Griffith16,0573.3%
Hammond75,79515.6%
Highland22,3824.6%
Hobart28,0405.8%
Lake Station11,8692.5%
Lowell9,7432.0%
Merrillville34,7507.2%
Munster22,5394.7%
New Chicago1,9370.4%
St. John18,0473.7%
Schererville28,5015.9%
Schneider2610.1%
Whiting4,7821.0%
Winfield5,8491.2%
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