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Fish Lake, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,040 as of July 1, 2016. Fish Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fish Lake is located at latitude 41.5575 and longitude -86.5455 in LaPorte County. 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. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629780) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

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


Total Population 1,040
Population in Households 1,040
Population in Familes 842
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 675
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (33.6%)
Median Home Value $117,978
Average Home Value $124,539


Median Household Income $43,378
Average Household Income $54,880
Per Capita Income $23,707
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.29%
Households 0.61% 0.39%
Families 0.59% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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 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 # 332 51st
Population Density1 # 535 21st
Diversity Index2 # 329 51st
Median Household Income # 449 34th
Per Capita Income # 298 56th

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