Lake Station, IN 46405 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46405: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Station, IN 46405

Acceptable Alternative
Gary, IN 46405

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.569, Longitude -87.27
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 283
  • PO Box Addresses: 123
  • Residential Addresses: 4,420
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 19
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,401

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Lake Station, IN 46405 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,717
Daytime Population: Workers 2,590
Daytime Population: Residents 7,168
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,758
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 11,596
Population in Familes 9,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 1,440
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $39,855
Average Household Income $49,995
Per Capita Income $18,264


Total Housing Units 4,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,895 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,340 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 613 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $83,415
Average Home Value $93,921


Total Households 4,235
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 2,818
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 0.0% -0.25%
Households 0.02% -0.23%
Families -0.23% -0.41%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Lake Station, IN 46405 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46405 to the other 785 ZIP Codes 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 # 192 76th
Population Density # 105 87th
Diversity Index # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 702 11th
Per Capita Income # 736 6th

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