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Trail Creek, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Trail Creek had a population of 2,016 as of July 1, 2016. Trail Creek 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 Trail Creek is located at latitude 41.6963 and longitude -86.8555 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Trail Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Town of Trail Creek (GNIS ID: 2397700) 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 Trail Creek is located within Township of Michigan, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

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


Total Population 2,016
Population in Households 2,009
Population in Familes 1,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,663
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 883
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 548
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 541 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $127,689
Average Home Value $132,980


Median Household Income $35,270
Average Household Income $48,673
Per Capita Income $21,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.21%
Households -0.04% 0.0%
Families -1.04% -0.07%
Median Household Income   -1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Trail Creek, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Trail Creek 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 # 225 67th
Population Density1 # 222 68th
Diversity Index2 # 31 95th
Median Household Income # 623 9th
Per Capita Income # 460 33rd

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