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Michiana Shores, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Michiana Shores had a population of 309 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Michiana Shores is located at latitude 41.7563 and longitude -86.8181 in LaPorte County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Michiana Shores (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. LaPorte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Town of Michiana Shores (GNIS ID: 2396756) 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 Michiana Shores is located within Township of Michigan, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaPorte County.

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


Total Population 309
Daytime Population: Workers 122
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 231
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 880
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $56,752
Average Household Income $89,425
Per Capita Income $45,671


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 4.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (52.9%)
Median Home Value $331,395
Average Home Value $381,122


Total Households 160
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.18% -0.13%
Households -0.09% -0.13%
Families 0.0% -0.22%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Michiana Shores, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Michiana Shores 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 # 553 19th
Population Density # 483 29th
Diversity Index # 207 70th
Median Household Income # 166 76th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th

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