Dyer, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dyer, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Dyer had a population of 16,242 as of July 1, 2016. Dyer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dyer is located at latitude 41.4978 and longitude -87.5088 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dyer (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Town of Dyer (GNIS ID: 2396914) 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 Dyer is located within Township of Saint John, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dyer 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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Dyer, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,242
Population in Households 15,890
Population in Familes 13,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 352
Population Density1 2,645
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 5,945
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,320 (86.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 625 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $210,485
Average Home Value $239,982


Median Household Income $77,381
Average Household Income $94,844
Per Capita Income $35,941
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.12%
Households -0.11% -0.11%
Families -0.51% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Dyer, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dyer 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 # 57 92nd
Population Density1 # 34 95th
Diversity Index2 # 71 90th
Median Household Income # 25 96th
Per Capita Income # 30 96th

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