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Munster, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Munster had a population of 23,598 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 23,598
Daytime Population: Workers 14,886
Daytime Population: Residents 11,912
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,798
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 23,299
Population in Familes 20,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 3,124
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $77,081
Average Household Income $102,186
Per Capita Income $39,358


Total Housing Units 9,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,647 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,387 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 408 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $218,982
Average Home Value $260,717


Total Households 9,034
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 6,457
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 0.0% -0.27%
Households 0.03% -0.24%
Families -0.18% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

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, 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 # 41 94th
Population Density # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 47 93rd
Median Household Income # 33 95th
Per Capita Income # 26 96th

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