Schererville, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Schererville, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Schererville had a population of 29,311 as of July 1, 2017. Schererville 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 Schererville is located at latitude 41.4852 and longitude -87.4434 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Schererville (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Town of Schererville (GNIS ID: 2396907) 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 Schererville is located within Township of Saint John, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 29,311
Daytime Population: Workers 12,285
Daytime Population: Residents 13,272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,557
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 28,721
Population in Familes 23,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 590
Population Density2 1,992
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $74,366
Average Household Income $92,326
Per Capita Income $37,516


Total Housing Units 12,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,080 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,917 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 505 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $224,685
Average Home Value $248,590


Total Households 11,996
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,932
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 0.03% -0.21%
Households 0.13% -0.17%
Families -0.08% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Schererville, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Schererville 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 # 34 95th
Population Density # 124 82nd
Diversity Index # 51 93rd
Median Household Income # 39 94th
Per Capita Income # 34 95th

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