Lake Station, IN 46405 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46405: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Station, IN 46405

Acceptable Alternative
Gary, IN 46405

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 283
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,414
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 19
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.569, Longitude -87.27
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lake Station, IN 46405 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,760
Population in Households 11,640
Population in Familes 9,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,361
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 4,243
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 2,841
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,913 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,330 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 628 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $80,354
Average Home Value $90,620


Median Household Income $39,096
Average Household Income $48,066
Per Capita Income $17,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.07%
Households -0.06% -0.07%
Families -0.25% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Lake Station, IN 46405 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46405 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 # 191 76th
Population Density1 # 115 85th
Diversity Index2 # 25 97th
Median Household Income # 689 12th
Per Capita Income # 736 6th

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