Lake County IN Information


Lake County Subdivisions

Lake County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 495,238
Population in Households 488,750
Population in Familes 399,927
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,488
Population Density2 993
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $54,001
Average Household Income $70,316
Per Capita Income $27,020


Total Housing Units 212,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133,058 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55,547 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,200 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $156,730
Average Home Value $185,087


Total Households 188,605
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 126,112
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 -0.02% -0.12%
Households 0.03% -0.09%
Families -0.15% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.17%


Lake County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 30 68th
Per Capita Income # 28 71st

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