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Dyer, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Dyer had a population of 16,281 as of July 1, 2017. Dyer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dyer is located at latitude 41.4978 and longitude -87.5088 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dyer (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Town of Dyer (GNIS ID: 2396914) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Dyer is located within Township of Saint John, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dyer 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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Dyer, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,281
Daytime Population: Workers 10,391
Daytime Population: Residents 7,972
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,363
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 15,929
Population in Familes 13,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 352
Population Density2 2,652
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $81,744
Average Household Income $99,882
Per Capita Income $37,941


Total Housing Units 6,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,347 (87.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 633 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $212,059
Average Home Value $242,988


Total Households 5,979
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,419
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 -0.09% -0.26%
Households -0.01% -0.23%
Families -0.41% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Dyer, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dyer 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 # 55 92nd
Population Density # 35 95th
Diversity Index # 71 90th
Median Household Income # 25 96th
Per Capita Income # 33 95th

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