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Burns Harbor, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Burns Harbor had a population of 1,635 as of July 1, 2017. Burns Harbor ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Burns Harbor is located at latitude 41.6203 and longitude -87.1241 in Porter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burns Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Porter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Town of Burns Harbor (GNIS ID: 2396621) 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 Burns Harbor is located within Township of Westchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Porter County.

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


Total Population 1,635
Daytime Population: Workers 1,441
Daytime Population: Residents 853
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 1,635
Population in Familes 1,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 245
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $56,094
Average Household Income $71,648
Per Capita Income $26,855


Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $170,183
Average Home Value $172,511


Total Households 625
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 421
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 4.9% 1.37%
Households 4.44% 1.22%
Families 4.55% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Burns Harbor, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burns Harbor 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 # 262 62nd
Population Density # 637 6th
Diversity Index # 106 85th
Median Household Income # 184 73rd
Per Capita Income # 193 72nd

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