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The Bass Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,192 as of July 1, 2016. Bass 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 Bass Lake is located at latitude 41.2218 and longitude -86.5941 in Starke County. The formal boundaries for the Bass Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.09 sq. miles and a water area of 2.19 sq. miles. Starke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The Bass Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393329) 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 Bass Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of California, a minor civil division (MCD) of Starke County.

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


Total Population 1,192
Population in Households 1,192
Population in Familes 999
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 522
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 723 (58.1%)
Median Home Value $122,523
Average Home Value $158,502


Median Household Income $45,209
Average Household Income $52,264
Per Capita Income $20,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.12%
Households 0.03% -0.04%
Families 1.07% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Bass Lake, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bass 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 # 309 55th
Population Density1 # 657 4th
Diversity Index2 # 253 63rd
Median Household Income # 403 41st
Per Capita Income # 496 27th

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