Tri-Lakes, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tri-Lakes, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 1,332 as of July 1, 2017. Tri-Lakes 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 Tri-Lakes is located at latitude 41.2511 and longitude -85.4534 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393257) 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 Tri-Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Township of Thorncreek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whitley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tri-Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tri-Lakes: Tri Lakes.

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Tri-Lakes, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,332
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 529
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 611
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 1,332
Population in Familes 1,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 390
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $55,889
Average Household Income $75,129
Per Capita Income $32,690


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 505 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $181,299
Average Home Value $226,634


Total Households 580
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 383
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 -0.89% -0.45%
Households -0.94% -0.52%
Families -1.17% -0.69%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Tri-Lakes, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tri-Lakes 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 # 289 58th
Population Density # 601 12th
Diversity Index # 465 33rd
Median Household Income # 191 72nd
Per Capita Income # 63 91st

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