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Lake Station, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Station had a population of 12,509 as of July 1, 2015. Lake Station 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 Lake Station is located at latitude 41.5767 and longitude -87.2529 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Station (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Lake Station (GNIS ID: 2395602) 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 City of Lake Station is located within Township of Hobart, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Station population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Station: East Gary.

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Lake Station, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 12,509
Population in Households 12,389
Population in Familes 9,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,508
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 4,568
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 3,050
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,241 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,328 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 638 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $104,356
Average Home Value $107,701


Median Household Income $40,059
Average Household Income $47,319
Per Capita Income $17,272
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.01%
Households -0.04% 0.03%
Families -0.11% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 285 58th
Diversity Index2 # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 512 25th
Per Capita Income # 622 9th

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