Tri-Lakes, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tri-Lakes, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Whitley County at latitude 41.2511 and longitude -85.4534. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The formal official name is the Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tri-Lakes, Indiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Tri-Lakes indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tri-Lakes: Tri Lakes.

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Tri-Lakes, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,356
Population in Households 1,356
Population in Familes 1,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 599
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 399
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $153,030
Average Home Value $180,656


Median Household Income $52,971
Average Household Income $63,762
Per Capita Income $28,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.1% -0.76%
Households -0.85% -0.61%
Families -1.03% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.


Tri-Lakes, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tri-Lakes to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 288 58th
Population Density1 # 602 12th
Diversity Index2 # 455 34th
Median Household Income # 204 70th
Per Capita Income # 91 87th

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