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: 272
  • PO Box Addresses: 109
  • Residential Addresses: 4,399
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 19
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,380

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Database updated: May 1, 2019, Maps updated: May 8, 2019.

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  1. 46405 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 46405 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Indiana Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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Lake Station, IN 46405 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,573
Population in Households 11,450
Population in Familes 9,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 1,482
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $42,029
Average Household Income $52,552
Per Capita Income $19,252


Total Housing Units 4,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,042 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,154 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 609 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $85,179
Average Home Value $97,198


Total Households 4,196
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 2,791
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% -0.35%
Households -0.13% -0.3%
Families -0.35% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

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

The table below compares 46405 to the other 773 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 194 75th
Population Density # 100 87th
Diversity Index # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 688 11th
Per Capita Income # 724 6th

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