Bass Lake, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 1,195. Population change since 2000: -4.3%
Males: 630  (52.8%)
Females: 565  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46534, 46960.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,216 (it was $42,440 in 2000)
Bass Lake:

$39,216
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,062 (it was $19,407 in 2000)

Bass Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,044 (it was $87,000 in 2000)
Bass Lake:

$115,044
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $137,906; Detached houses: $145,489; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,088; In 2-unit structures: $81,876; Mobile homes: $36,968

Median gross rent in 2012: $719.

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Bass Lake races chart
  • White alone - 1,132 (94.7%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Bass Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bass Lake: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.1%), Irish (9.7%), English (9.0%), Polish (7.2%), United States (6.9%), Italian (6.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 715 feet

Land area: 9.15 square miles.

Population density: 131 people per square mile   (very low).

Bass Lake,IN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bass Lake:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bass Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
Indiana:  4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $865 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $542 (0.6%)

Bass Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (35.1 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (70.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Knox, IN (2.2 miles ), Monterey, IN (2.7 miles ), Culver, IN (3.0 miles ), North Judson, IN (3.1 miles ), Hamlet, IN (3.2 miles ), Winamac, IN (3.5 miles ), Koontz Lake, IN (3.7 miles ), San Pierre, IN (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 41.23 N, Longitude: 86.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 574

Bass Lake household income distribution Bass Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Legal support workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Bass Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bass Lake, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bass Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Bass Lake place center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bass Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from Bass Lake center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from Bass Lake center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Starke County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bass Lake:

  • DSI - KNOX DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)
  • WINTERSONG VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)
  • COUNTRYSIDE PLACE OF KNOX (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-KNOX (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH STARKE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)
  • PATHFINDER SERVICES INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)
  • HOSPICE OF STARKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 5 miles away; KNOX, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bass Lake:

  • Valparaiso University (about 29 miles; Valparaiso, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 30 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 36 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 38 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 45 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 53 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Andrews University (about 53 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)

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Starke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.7%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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Bass Lake compared to Indiana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bass Lake travel time to work - commute Bass Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bass Lake CDP (based on Starke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.43%
Here: 21.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents30.9%26.7%11.7%5.4%5.0%
Congregations23.1%11.5%15.4%7.7%3.8%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%4.3%3.8%2.5%5.3%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%23.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Starke County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Starke County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Starke County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Starke County:

28.8%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

14.3%

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, IN  0.90% ($22,289 average AGI)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.52% ($29,068)
from Porter County, IN  0.50% ($36,190)


6.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, IN  0.90% ($27,566 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.59% ($24,120)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.52% ($26,455)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bass Lake:

  • WKVI (1520 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOX, IN; Owner: KANKAEE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bass Lake:

  • WKVI-FM (99.3 FM; KNOX, IN; Owner: KANKAKEE VALLEY B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WFRI (100.1 FM; WINAMAC, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W217AT (91.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bass Lake:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • W Of Sr35 .5 Mi N Of Sr 10 (Lat: 41.223056 Lon: -86.621667), Type: 83.0, Overall height: 76 m
    Registrant: 2196474300, Wa8zaz@aol.Com, 5265 HOHMAN AVE

Bass Lake on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #72 (46534) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Romanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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