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Burns Harbor, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Burns Harbor had a population of 1,505 as of July 1, 2015. Burns Harbor ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Burns Harbor is located at latitude 41.6203 and longitude -87.1241 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burns Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Town of Burns Harbor (GNIS ID: 2396621) 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 Burns Harbor is located within Township of Westchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

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

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Burns Harbor, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,505
Population in Households 1,505
Population in Familes 1,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 226
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 584
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $216,353
Average Home Value $219,451


Median Household Income $63,616
Average Household Income $75,408
Per Capita Income $28,652
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.15% 1.52%
Households 4.83% 1.4%
Families 5.05% 1.28%
Median Household Income   3.97%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


Burns Harbor, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burns Harbor 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 # 272 60th
Population Density1 # 641 6th
Diversity Index2 # 111 84th
Median Household Income # 60 91st
Per Capita Income # 81 88th

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