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Lake Station, Indiana - Basic Facts

Lake Station is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lake Station.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lake County at latitude 41.575 and longitude -87.2389. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Station (see map) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Station: East Gary.

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Lake Station, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Station 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 # 67 90th
Population Density1 # 284 58th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 537 21st
Per Capita Income # 614 10th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 12,567
Population in Households 12,448
Population in Familes 10,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 1,515
Diversity Index2 64
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,587
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 3,065
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,265 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,322 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 624 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $86,724
Average Home Value $90,329
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,308
Average Household Income $48,110
Per Capita Income $17,557
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% -0.05%
Households 0.05% -0.03%
Families -0.02% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

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