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Cedar Lake, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Cedar Lake had a population of 12,286 as of July 1, 2016. Cedar Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cedar Lake is located at latitude 41.3671 and longitude -87.4383 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cedar Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.42 sq. miles and a water area of 1.39 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Town of Cedar Lake (GNIS ID: 2396634) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Cedar Lake is located within Township of Hanover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cedar Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cedar Lake, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,286
Population in Households 12,268
Population in Familes 10,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,459
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,464
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 3,221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,445 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 543 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $187,108
Average Home Value $210,202


Median Household Income $59,374
Average Household Income $71,537
Per Capita Income $26,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 2.14%
Households 0.94% 2.2%
Families 1.06% 2.08%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Cedar Lake, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedar Lake to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 70 90th
Population Density1 # 296 57th
Diversity Index2 # 132 81st
Median Household Income # 98 86th
Per Capita Income # 170 75th

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