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Silver Lake, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Silver Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kosciusko County at latitude 41.0723 and longitude -85.8917. Kosciusko County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 906 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Silver Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Silver Lake, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Silver Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Silver Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Silver Lake: Silver Lake Junction, Silver Lakeville, Silverlake, Silverlake Junction.

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Silver Lake, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 903
Population in Households 893
Population in Familes 740
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,719
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $74,161
Average Home Value $85,099


Median Household Income $50,068
Average Household Income $55,344
Per Capita Income $21,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.31% -0.07%
Households -0.06% 0.05%
Families 1.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Silver Lake, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Lake to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 358 48th
Population Density1 # 213 69th
Diversity Index2 # 190 72nd
Median Household Income # 288 58th
Per Capita Income # 406 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.