Lowell, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lowell, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lowell had a population of 9,652 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lowell, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,652
Daytime Population: Workers 2,655
Daytime Population: Residents 4,736
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 9,571
Population in Familes 8,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 1,863
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $58,545
Average Household Income $71,572
Per Capita Income $26,507


Total Housing Units 3,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,677 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 879 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $159,312
Average Home Value $178,230


Total Households 3,556
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 2,597
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 0.55% 0.04%
Households 0.65% 0.1%
Families 0.53% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 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 # 84 88th
Population Density # 158 77th
Diversity Index # 131 81st
Median Household Income # 126 82nd
Per Capita Income # 211 69th

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