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Lake County, Indiana

Named for Lake Michigan and organized in 1837

County Seat: Crown Point

Largest City: Hammond (2014 population: 78,384)

Population per Square Mile: 982.42

Square Miles: 499.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)496,00527.6%6,483,797
Today (2014)490,22827.4%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*507,72427.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.2%58 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-2,25891 -7,849
Net International Migration2817 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,09564.4%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)30,65926.3%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)89,184218.2%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)44,70929.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)121,749224.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)132,444227.0%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)71,483214.6%14.3%
Median Age38.3  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone2,56420.5%0.4%
Asian Alone7,39661.5%2.0%
Black Alone123,858225.3%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30230.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups8,72731.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)182,0802100.0%100.0%
Married With Children32,423317.8%19.8%
Married Without Children50,003227.5%30.1%
Single Parents20,964211.5%9.8%
Living Alone52,169228.7%27.7%

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 2014 (estimate)210,3622100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)209,0052100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2013)$136,60017  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2013)$6468  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 91,05528.1%1,130,285
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)325,40127.6%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher87%36 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree19.8%22 23.2%

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 2013$37,7973497.9%38,622
Median Household Income in 201348,34138101.8%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201317.8%16112.7%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1827.7%13126.5%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20131,374211.7%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201392,595210.0%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201347,91029.4%509,427

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, 20136,02327.2%83,115
Births to Teens, 201351127.5%6,810
Deaths, 20134,69727.8%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force231,35027.2%3,230,540
Annual Unemployment Rate8.13135.0%6.0
August 2015 Unemployment Rate6.52147.7%4.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work244,926100.0%$12,599,030100.0%$51,440
Wage and Salary202,32982.6%$9,294,44073.8%$45,937
Farm Proprietors3410.1%$19,8270.2%$58,144
Nonfarm Proprietors42,25617.3%$1,089,5418.6%$25,784
  Accommodation, Food Serv.18,6017.6%$342,3132.7%$18,403
  Arts, Ent., Recreation8,0153.3%$257,0002.0%$32,065
  Health Care, Social Serv.35,63114.5%$1,924,05015.3%$53,999
  Professional, Tech. Serv.9,6924.0%$474,3733.8%$48,945
  Retail Trade28,51311.6%$933,9137.4%$32,754
  Trans., Warehousing9,9594.1%$541,0354.3%$54,326
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)53,202*21.7%*$1,687,165*13.4%*$31,712*

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed908100.0%100.0%$211,716$3,222,176
3- and 4-Family273.0%1.1%$3,363$18,185
5+ Family444.8%28.7%$4,074$415,155

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

in 2014
Percent of County
Cedar Lake11,8542.4%
Crown Point28,6235.8%
East Chicago28,9905.9%
Lake Station12,1752.5%
New Chicago1,9930.4%
St. John16,1173.3%
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