The City of Lake Station had a population of 12,431 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Station ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lake Station is located at latitude 41.5767 and longitude -87.2529 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Station (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.
The City of Lake Station (GNIS ID: 2395602) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Station: East Gary.
|Population in Households||12,309|
|Population in Familes||9,777|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||122|
|Median Household Income||$42,277|
|Average Household Income||$52,943|
|Per Capita Income||$19,459|
|Total Housing Units||5,163 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,307 (64.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,234 (23.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||622 (12.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$85,127|
|Average Home Value||$98,307|
|Average Household Size||2.71|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.07%|
|Per Capita Income||3.36%|
The table below compares Lake Station to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 69||90th|
|Population Density||# 279||59th|
|Diversity Index||# 10||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 546||20th|
|Per Capita Income||# 630||8th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.