Lowell, IN 46356 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 46356: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lowell, IN 46356

Not Acceptable, USPS
Belshaw, IN 46356
Creston, IN 46356
Lake Dalecarlia, IN 46356
North Hayden, IN 46356

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 379
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,538
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 281
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.285, Longitude -87.416
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lowell, IN 46356 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,417
Population in Households 18,333
Population in Familes 15,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 158
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 6,704
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 5,073
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,430 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,274 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 489 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $182,537
Average Home Value $211,377


Median Household Income $60,847
Average Household Income $73,484
Per Capita Income $26,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.56%
Households 0.72% 0.56%
Families 0.57% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.

Lowell, IN 46356 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46356 to the other 786 ZIP Codes 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 # 138 83rd
Population Density1 # 302 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 208 74th
Median Household Income # 117 85th
Per Capita Income # 198 75th

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