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Munster, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Munster had a population of 23,380 as of July 1, 2018. Munster 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 Munster is located at latitude 41.5475 and longitude -87.5033 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Munster (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Town of Munster (GNIS ID: 2396794) 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 Munster is located within Township of North, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 23,380
Population in Households 23,078
Population in Familes 19,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density2 3,095
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $78,109
Average Household Income $103,161
Per Capita Income $39,874


Total Housing Units 9,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,816 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,166 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $223,842
Average Home Value $263,907


Total Households 8,982
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 6,409
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.3%
Households -0.04% -0.25%
Families -0.24% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Munster, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Munster 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 # 42 94th
Population Density # 17 98th
Diversity Index # 48 93rd
Median Household Income # 36 95th
Per Capita Income # 30 96th

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