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Bass Lake, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Bass Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,162 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Bass Lake, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,162
Daytime Population: Workers 118
Daytime Population: Residents 615
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 733
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 1,162
Population in Familes 971
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 128
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $50,294
Average Household Income $54,841
Per Capita Income $21,778


Total Housing Units 1,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 432 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 723 (58.7%)
Median Home Value $129,167
Average Home Value $160,450


Total Households 509
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 361
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.39% -0.5%
Households -0.32% -0.44%
Families 0.51% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 # 314 54th
Population Density # 659 3rd
Diversity Index # 263 62nd
Median Household Income # 325 52nd
Per Capita Income # 480 30th

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