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Fish Lake, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in LaPorte County at latitude 41.5575 and longitude -86.5455. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The formal official name is the Fish Lake Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fish Lake, Indiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fish Lake indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Fish Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,043
Population in Households 1,043
Population in Familes 847
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 677
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 451
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $92,105
Average Home Value $99,479


Median Household Income $39,093
Average Household Income $46,765
Per Capita Income $20,007
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.62% 0.47%
Households 0.8% 0.48%
Families 0.78% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.


Fish Lake, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fish Lake 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 # 330 52nd
Population Density1 # 535 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 327 52nd
Median Household Income # 541 21st
Per Capita Income # 515 25th

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