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Lowell, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lowell had a population of 9,696 as of July 1, 2018. Lowell 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 Lowell is located at latitude 41.2947 and longitude -87.4164 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lowell (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Town of Lowell (GNIS ID: 2396726) 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 Lowell is located within Township of Cedar Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lowell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 9,696
Population in Households 9,613
Population in Familes 8,160
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 1,872
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $61,757
Average Household Income $73,400
Per Capita Income $27,302


Total Housing Units 3,699 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,852 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 737 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $164,569
Average Home Value $181,837


Total Households 3,588
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,617
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 0.54% 0.07%
Households 0.68% 0.14%
Families 0.56% 0.02%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Lowell, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowell 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 83 88th
Population Density # 153 78th
Diversity Index # 128 81st
Median Household Income # 121 82nd
Per Capita Income # 215 69th

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