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Lowell, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lowell had a population of 9,568 as of July 1, 2016. Lowell 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 Lowell is located at latitude 41.2947 and longitude -87.4164 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lowell (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Town of Lowell (GNIS ID: 2396726) 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 Lowell is located within Township of Cedar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 9,568
Population in Households 9,487
Population in Familes 8,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 1,847
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 3,515
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,578
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,650 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 865 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 240 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $158,910
Average Home Value $176,066


Median Household Income $57,695
Average Household Income $68,821
Per Capita Income $25,418
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.34%
Households 0.57% 0.36%
Families 0.49% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

Lowell, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowell 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 # 83 88th
Population Density1 # 166 76th
Diversity Index2 # 130 81st
Median Household Income # 122 82nd
Per Capita Income # 208 70th

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