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Population in 2012: 1,222 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +59.5%
Males: 623  (51.0%)
Females: 599  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46304.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,093 (it was $53,929 in 2000)
Burns Harbor:

$63,093
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,515

Burns Harbor town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $144,848 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Burns Harbor:

$144,848
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,169; Detached houses: $161,987; Mobile homes: $17,269

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,009.

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  • White alone - 1,055 (91.3%)
  • Hispanic - 67 (5.8%)
  • Black alone - 19 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.09%)

Races in Burns Harbor detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Burns Harbor: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.1%), Irish (20.4%), Polish (11.6%), English (5.5%), French (4.0%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1967

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 6.83 square miles.

Population density: 179 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Burns Harbor:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Burns Harbor town:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Burns Harbor, Indiana as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Burns Harbor to the number of sex offenders is 1,222 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,411 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $950 (0.8%)

Burns Harbor satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (11.7 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (32.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Porter, IN (1.7 miles ), Dune Acres, IN (1.7 miles ), Chesterton, IN (1.9 miles ), Ogden Dunes, IN (1.9 miles ), Portage, IN (2.0 miles ), South Haven, IN (2.2 miles ), Salt Creek Commons, IN (2.7 miles ), Lake Station, IN (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $49,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $41,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $166,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 87.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Burns Harbor household income distribution Burns Harbor home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Burns Harbor by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 101000100
per 100,000 129.90.0130.40.00.00.094.30.00.0
Assaults 000001120
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0121.294.3178.30.0
Burglaries 1072167385
per 100,000 1298.7902.1260.8129.5768.2848.5283.0713.0435.5
Thefts 273018162020263219
per 100,000 3506.53866.02346.82072.52560.82424.22452.82852.01655.1
Auto thefts 562443335
per 100,000 649.4773.2260.8518.1512.2363.6283.0267.4435.5
Arson 000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.094.30.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.5) 334.7290.6178.9138.7204.9217.9195.1229.7136.7

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Crime rate in Burns Harbor detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
Indiana average:

1.74

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -62 (-7.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Burns Harbor-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 134% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Burns Harbor town center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Burns Harbor-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Porter County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Burns Harbor topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Burns Harbor:

  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CHESTERTON, IN)
  • WATERS OF DUNELAND THE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHESTERTON, IN)
  • DAVITA - CHESTERTON (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; PORTER, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Burns Harbor, IN

Amtrak station near Burns Harbor:

  • 14 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burns Harbor:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest (about 11 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,581)
  • Valparaiso University (about 12 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 12 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 12 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 19 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 6,151)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 26 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • South Suburban College (about 26 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)

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Notable locations in Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor East Light (A), Burns Harbor Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Burns Harbor: Lakewood Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Porter 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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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.8. This is about average.
City:

37.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0231. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0231
U.S.:

0.1072
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.642. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.642
U.S.:

0.572
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.79
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 21.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

13.8
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 26.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Burns Harbor, IN

Burns Harbor compared to Indiana state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Burns Harbor travel time to work - commute


Burns Harbor mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (95%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Burns Harbor town (based on Porter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents49.7%8.0%6.1%5.4%4.1%
Congregations8.3%8.3%6.4%4.6%5.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.8%2.4%15.4%
Congregations5.5%6.4%2.8%5.5%46.8%
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: 13
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Porter County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Porter County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Porter County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Porter County:

12.6%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,506$42,0720$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,444$29,3287$4,644
Police Protection - Officers 4$13,254$39,7626$3,892
Police - Other 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Firefighters 0$0 2$2,774
Streets and Highways 3$9,358$37,4320$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,934
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$2,566
Totals for Government 10$30,962$37,15417$15,810

Burns Harbor government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,084,000 ($887.07)
    Police Protection: $527,000 ($431.26)
    Sewerage: $278,000 ($227.50)
    Regular Highways: $240,000 ($196.40)
    Financial Administration: $214,000 ($175.12)
    General - Other: $206,000 ($168.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $66,000 ($54.01)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($12.27)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($8.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($4.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial: $43,000 ($35.19)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($27.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($19.64)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($17.18)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($5.73)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.82)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $534,000 ($436.99)

Burns Harbor government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($4.09)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($18.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $52,000 ($42.55)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($18.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $271,000 ($221.77)
    Highways: $24,000 ($19.64)
    All Other: $9,000 ($7.36)
  • Tax - Property: $614,000 ($502.45)
    NEC: $19,000 ($15.55)

Burns Harbor government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $0 ($0.00)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $8,115,000 ($6640.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,115,000 ($6640.75)

Burns Harbor government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,526,000 ($1248.77)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $111,000 ($90.83)

7.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Indiana average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.08%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lake County, IN  3.09% ($43,404 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.71% ($50,714)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.47% ($38,212)


6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.04%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lake County, IN  1.87% ($34,915 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.66% ($37,095)
to Cook County, IL  0.42% ($38,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in Burns Harbor:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burns Harbor:

  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDSO (88.3 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: DUNELAND SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Burns Harbor:

  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Burns Harbor, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
See more detailed statistics of Burns Harbor fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 223 meters (732ft)
Total costs: $5,500,000
Total average daily traffic: 250,966
Total average daily truck traffic: 29,702

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 12
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Burns Harbor, IN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Burns Harbor)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1187 Rak Rd (Lat: 41.604472 Lon: -87.122806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90 m, Call Sign: KNNL535
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.962 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2000, Expiration Date: 02/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • 1175 Rak Rd (Lat: 41.604472 Lon: -87.122806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90 m, Call Sign: WPGX519
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2000, Expiration Date: 05/03/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001
    Registrant: 1500 International Pkwy, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75081, Phone: (972) 801-0304, Fax: (972) 801-0330

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 41.638056 Lon: -97.136111, Call Sign: WPYW992
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.562 MHz, 451.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/19/2003, Expiration Date: 11/19/2013, Certifier: Hernan Gudino
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 310 Tech Dr (Lat: 41.638639 Lon: -87.146972), Call Sign: WQAW716, Licensee ID: L00613916
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.537 MHz, 463.687 MHz, 465.887 MHz, 467.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2004, Expiration Date: 08/19/2014, Certifier: Vince Shimala
    Registrant: J & F Steel LLC, 310 Tech Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304, Phone: (219) 764-3500, Fax: (219) 764-0073
  • Lat: 41.633611 Lon: -87.125028, Call Sign: WQDK875, Licensee ID: L01030248
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.412 MHz, 451.937 MHz, 452.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2005, Expiration Date: 09/21/2015, Certifier: Carlos A Patino
    Registrant: Arcelormittal Burns Harbor LLC, 250 West U.S. Highway 12, Burns Harbor, IN 46304-9745, Phone: (219) 787-3632, Fax: (219) 787-2217, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • CH33XC040, 1175 Rak Rd (Lat: 41.604444 Lon: -87.122778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPU206
    Assigned Frequencies: 19425.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19625.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • I-94, 1175 Rak Rd (Lat: 41.604444 Lon: -87.122778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WQQW611
    Assigned Frequencies: 19600.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Michael H Kefauver
    Registrant: Future Technologies, 300 Petty Rd, Suite B, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, Phone: (630) 841-0229, Email:
  • I94/20 AQUALAND, 1175 Rak Rd (Lat: 41.604472 Lon: -87.122806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WQQY205
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2013, Expiration Date: 03/22/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • PRAXAIR, Nw Corner At Int Of State Rd 149 And Interstate 94 (Lat: 41.610306 Lon: -87.128639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WAZ600
    Assigned Frequencies: 6548.12 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/29/2008, Expiration Date: 05/13/2018
    Registrant: Northern Indiana Public Service Company, 1460 E 15th Avenue, Gary, IN 46402, Phone: (219) 886-5820, Fax: (219) 886-5844, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1175 Rak Rd (Lat: 41.604444 Lon: -87.122778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: KNKO276, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA9BQD, Licensee ID: L00583759
    Grant Date: 11/02/2002, Expiration Date: 11/02/2012
    Registrant: Donald K Carpenter, 1188 N Salt Creek Road, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
  • Call Sign: KF9OV, Licensee ID: L00133987
    Grant Date: 01/07/2004, Expiration Date: 04/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/24/2012, Certifier: Gregory S Miller
    Registrant: Gregory S Miller, 1129 Harbor Way, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
  • Call Sign: WA9Q, Licensee ID: L01351766
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 03/09/2018, Certifier: James C Vokorokos
    Registrant: James C Vokorokos, 1171 Rak Rd, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
  • Call Sign: W9GSM, Previous Call Sign: KF9OV, Licensee ID: L00133987
    Grant Date: 07/24/2012, Expiration Date: 07/24/2022, Certifier: Gregory S Miller
    Registrant: Gregory S Miller, 1129 Harbor Way, Burns Harbor, IN 46304



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$155,89616$174,589116$170,2275$131,47610$236,7210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$158,70011$170,1340$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$77,6604$357,36335$211,7662$179,4704$488,0731$26,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$020$166,1070$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$07$170,7961$182,4100$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$186,6205$170,034
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$164,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$175,6303$181,803
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Burns Harbor


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Burns Harbor, IN

Businesses in Burns Harbor, IN

  • FedEx: 1
  • McDonald's: 1
  • Subway: 1


Burns Harbor on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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  • Gary R. Johnson (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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