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Fish Lake, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,039 as of July 1, 2017. Fish Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fish Lake is located at latitude 41.5575 and longitude -86.5455 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the Fish Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629780) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fish Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

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


Total Population 1,039
Daytime Population: Workers 79
Daytime Population: Residents 364
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.43
Population in Households 1,039
Population in Familes 840
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 674
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $43,305
Average Household Income $56,986
Per Capita Income $24,320


Total Housing Units 671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (33.2%)
Median Home Value $126,289
Average Home Value $132,713


Total Households 448
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 302
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 0.31% 0.27%
Households 0.38% 0.31%
Families 0.28% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Fish Lake, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fish Lake 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 # 331 51st
Population Density # 535 21st
Diversity Index # 327 52nd
Median Household Income # 487 29th
Per Capita Income # 312 54th

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