Fish Lake, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 1,016.
Males: 432  (42.6%)
Females: 584  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46574.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,019
Fish Lake:

$56,019
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,484

Fish Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,000
Fish Lake:

$145,000
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $155,281; detached houses: $165,611; mobile homes: $23,633

Median gross rent in 2019: $739.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fish Lake: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.4%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Fish Lake, IN (2019)
    • 1,34182.7%White alone
    • 25215.5%Hispanic
    • 110.7%American Indian alone
    • 120.7%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: Polish (19.8%), German (16.7%), American (11.2%), Italian (5.7%), English (3.6%), Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 695 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $859 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $771 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (17.0 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (61.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

North Liberty, IN (2.6 miles ),
Rolling Prairie, IN (2.8 miles ),
Walkerton, IN (2.8 miles ),
Kingsbury, IN (2.9 miles ),
La Porte, IN (3.0 miles ),
Kingsford Heights, IN (3.1 miles ),
New Carlisle, IN (3.1 miles ),
Hudson Lake, IN (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 86.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 574

Distribution of median household income in Fish Lake, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fish Lake, IN in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

4.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.7. This is about average.

City:

80.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.67. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.80
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fish Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Fish Lake place center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 25.2 miles away from the place center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

Earthquake activity:

Fish Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 19% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.7 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 202.5 miles away from Fish Lake center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 226.8 miles away from Fish Lake center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from the city 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 270.6 miles away from Fish Lake center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from Fish Lake 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 LaPorte County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Fish Lake:

  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WALKERTON, IN)
  • FMC - NEPHROLOGY - LA PORTE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LA PORTE, IN)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH LA PORTE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LA PORTE, IN)
  • CONTINUING CARE CENTER OF LAPORTE HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LA PORTE, IN)
  • DSI - DIALYSIS - LA PORTE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LA PORTE, IN)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-LAPORTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LA PORTE, IN)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FOUNTAINVIEW TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LA PORTE, IN)

Amtrak stations near Fish Lake:

  • 16 miles: SOUTH BEND (2702 W. WASHINGTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: NEW BUFFALO (WHITAKER & RAILROAD TRACKS) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

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

  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 18 miles; Westville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,682)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 19 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 19 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Valparaiso University (about 27 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • Andrews University (about 30 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 38 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 41 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)

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Notable location: Lincoln Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Lower Fish Lake (A), Upper Fish Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

LaPorte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.9%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
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: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Fish Lake:

Marital status in Fish Lake, IN
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

For population 25 years and over in Fish Lake:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Indiana average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fish Lake, IN (based on LaPorte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,83813
Evangelical Protestant12,55683
Mainline Protestant9,01631
Black Protestant2,14911
Other1,61410
Orthodox462
None71,248-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
LaPorte County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

10.5%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
LaPorte County:

29.5%
Indiana:

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

14.0%
Indiana:

14.3%

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Porter County, IN  1.07% ($44,131 average AGI)
from Lake County, IN  0.49% ($37,033)
from Cook County, IL  0.43% ($70,627)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Porter County, IN  0.94% ($47,608 average AGI)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.58% ($37,536)
to Lake County, IN  0.38% ($35,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fish Lake:

  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fish Lake:

  • 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.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • W203AJ (88.5 FM; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WKVI-FM (99.3 FM; KNOX, IN; Owner: KANKAKEE VALLEY B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W295AF (106.9 FM; LA PORTE, IN; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • W241AD (96.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Fish Lake:

  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.4mTotal length
  • $700,000Total costs
  • 11,319Total average daily traffic
  • 742Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,855Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fish Lake, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fish Lake, IN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fish Lake, IN
  • 94.8%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fish Lake, IN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Fish Lake compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Fish Lake on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (population 500+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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