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Population in 2012: 28,735 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.3%
 

Males: 14,532  (50.6%)
Females: 14,203  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46342.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,148 (it was $47,759 in 2000)
Hobart:

$53,148
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,824

Hobart city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,596 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Hobart:

$134,596
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $143,006; Detached houses: $142,991; Townhouses or other attached units: $178,043; In 2-unit structures: $117,299; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,895; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,495; Mobile homes: $23,324

Median gross rent in 2012: $821.

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  • White alone - 22,085 (76.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4,042 (14.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,158 (7.5%)
  • Two or more races - 375 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 268 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hobart: 98.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.6%), Irish (11.4%), Polish (7.9%), English (5.5%), Italian (4.8%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 632 feet

Land area: 26.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,096 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hobart:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hobart city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

1,635 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe).

This city:  5.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Hobart, Indiana as of September 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Hobart to the number of sex offenders is 653 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,840 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,636 (1.4%)

Hobart satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (5.4 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (30.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Chicago, IN (1.4 miles ), Lake Station, IN (1.7 miles ), Merrillville, IN (2.1 miles ), Wheeler, IN (2.2 miles ), Gary, IN (2.3 miles ), Portage, IN (2.4 miles ), Salt Creek Commons, IN (2.6 miles ), South Haven, IN (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 155 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 1998: 155 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 1999: 173 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2000: 161 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2001: 203 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2002: 177 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2003: 216 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 161 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2005: 142 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $255,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $246,700
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $237,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 87.27 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,105 (-3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,107 (23.4%)

Area code: 219

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Crime rates in Hobart by Year
Type 2002 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 030211000
per 100,000 0.010.80.07.03.63.50.00.00.0
Rapes 71110853286
per 100,000 27.239.835.828.117.810.67.127.420.6
Robberies 281326192419192121
per 100,000 109.047.093.066.885.367.467.571.972.1
Assaults 81159128574530573624
per 100,000 315.3574.8457.9200.5159.9106.5202.6123.382.4
Burglaries 107165154167186162158161110
per 100,000 416.5596.5550.9587.4661.0575.0561.6551.2377.7
Thefts 1,0451,1991,2071,2371,1671,1261,2251,2251,253
per 100,000 4067.64334.54318.14351.34147.33996.74353.94194.24302.6
Auto thefts 13112014014111087849384
per 100,000 509.9433.8500.9496.0390.9308.8298.5318.4288.4
Arson 6786691137
per 100,000 23.425.328.621.121.331.939.110.324.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.0) 364.3449.8415.5365.7335.3293.3316.0312.0287.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 70 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Indiana average:

1.74

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Hobart, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +643 (+2.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Hobart-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Hobart city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.1 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hobart-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 99% 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 84.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hobart topographic map

Birthplace of: Craig Osika - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Dec 4, 1979), Darren Elkins - Martial artist, Larry Bigbie - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Nov 4, 1977), Tim Gill - Computer businessman.


Hospitals/medical centers in Hobart:

  • FMC - HOBART (Dialysis Facility, 1330 S. WISCONSIN STREET)
  • HEALTHMASTERS INC (Home Health Center, 7779 E RIDGE RD STE A)
  • HOME HEALTH OF ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER (Home Health Center, 1439 S LAKE PARK AVE)
  • ARC BRIDGES INC (Hospital, 4378 FOURTEENTH LANE)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, 3583 RANDOLPH ST)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, 420 CRESTWOOD)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, 3142 62ND PL E)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1500 S LAKE PARK AVE)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, 2901 W 37TH AVE)
  • SEBO'S NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 4410 W 49TH AVE)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER TRANSIT CR UNIT (Nursing Home, 1500 S LAKE PARK AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Hobart, IN

Airports and heliports located in Hobart:


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Amtrak stations near Hobart:

  • 14 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 17 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Hobart:

  • College of Court Reporting Inc (Full-time enrollment: 154; Location: 111 W 10th St Ste 111; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ccr.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hobart:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest (about 4 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,581)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 5 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 12 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 6,151)
  • Valparaiso University (about 13 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • South Suburban College (about 19 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • Prairie State College (about 20 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,252)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 20 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)

Public high schools in Hobart:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hobart:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hobart:

  • ST BRIDGET SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 107 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ABC ACADEMY (Students: 150; Location: 480 W 61ST AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 891 S LINDA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOBART BAPTIST GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 1 N PENNSYLVANIA ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY IN THE OAKS (Students: 90; Location: 2109 E 57TH AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
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Notable locations in Hobart: Indian Ridge Country Club (A), Supervisors Country Club (B), Cressmoor Country Club (C), Hobart Carnegie Library (D), Hobart Branch Lake County Public Library (E), Hobart Fire Department Station 4 (F), Hobart Fire Department Station 2 (G), Hobart Fire Department Station 3 (H), Hobart Fire Department Station 1 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Southlake Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hobart include: South Lake Church of God (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (C), New Hope Church of God (D), Hillcrest Baptist Church (E), Hobart Assembly of God Church (F), Christ Community Church (G), Deep River Church of Christ (H), Primera Iglesia Christian (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hobart City Cemetery (1), Crown Hill Cemetery (2), Evergreen Memorial Park (3), Chester Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Robinson Lake (A), Mac Joy Lake (B), Lake George (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Sprout Ditch (B), Frog Creek (C), Duck Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hobart include: McAfee Park (1), Brookview Park (2), Glenwood Park (3), Robinson Park (4), Lakeview Park (5), Hillman Park (6), Pennsy Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hobart Historical Society (Museums; 706 East 4th Street) (1), City Clerk (Recreation Areas; 45 East Cleveland) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Hobart (1915 Mississippi Street) (1), Dollar Inn (1855 Mississippi Street) (2), Lees Inn & Suites Merrillville (6201 Opportunity Ln) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Hobart City - Judge- Court Clerk (414 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Lake 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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AQI  Pb  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.4. This is about average.
City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0231. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 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 5.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.642
U.S.:

0.572
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.81
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 21.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

13.8
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hobart and their reported violations in the past:

ONE STOP #232/BURGER KING (Address: 3592 North Hobart Road , Population served: 153, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.6%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 3.3% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hobart, IN

People in group quarters in Hobart in 2010:

  • 118 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Hobart in 2000:

  • 211 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Hobart compared to Indiana state average:

Hobart, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Hobart (2011 data):

  • Centier Bank: 81st Street Hobart Branch, Hobart Supermarket Branch, Hobart Downtown Branch, 37th Avenue Supermarket Branch. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, headquarters in Whiting, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Midwest Bank: Hobart North Branch at 999 Old Ridge Road, branch established on 2001/09/18. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Hobart Branch at 66 Main Street, branch established on 1945/06/30. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • MainSource Bank: Mainsource Bank Hobart Branch at 555 East Third Street, branch established on 2007/05/04. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $2,729.1 mil, Deposits: $2,167.0 mil, headquarters in Greensburg, IN, positive income, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Mainsource Financial Group, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Hobart Branch at 701 West Old Ridge Road, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Peoples Bank SB: 1501 Lake Park Avenue Branch at 1501 Lake Park Avenue, branch established on 2000/11/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $652.4 mil, Deposits: $528.1 mil, headquarters in Munster, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Indiana Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hobart travel time to work - commute


Hobart mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (11%)

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Religion statistics for Hobart city (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.80%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents59.2%5.0%4.3%3.6%2.9%
Congregations17.1%8.7%6.1%6.4%5.5%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.9%1.8%17.4%
Congregations0.9%3.5%3.8%2.6%45.7%
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: 82
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Lake County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
Lake County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 175
This county:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 288
Lake County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
Indiana:

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

11.7%
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 12$32,054$32,0540$0
Other Government Administration 10$18,635$22,3620$0
Judicial and Legal 6$14,878$29,7565$3,815
Police Protection - Officers 55$217,636$47,4840$0
Police - Other 15$36,192$28,95420$17,827
Firefighters 51$216,235$50,8790$0
Fire - Other 1$2,553$30,6361$323
Correction 1$1,764$21,1680$0
Streets and Highways 16$54,688$41,0160$0
Solid Waste Management 20$60,141$36,0850$0
Sewerage 14$51,002$43,7160$0
Parks and Recreation 5$13,173$31,6155$3,664
Totals for Government 206$718,951$41,88131$25,629

Hobart government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $19,551,000 ($680.39)
    Sewerage: $7,692,000 ($267.69)
    Police Protection: $3,902,000 ($135.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,354,000 ($116.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000 ($58.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,255,000 ($43.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,251,000 ($43.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $565,000 ($19.66)
    Central Staff Services: $476,000 ($16.57)
    General Public Buildings: $314,000 ($10.93)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($0.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $12,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $760,000 ($26.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,666,000 ($57.98)
    General - Other: $835,000 ($29.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($1.39)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($0.90)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($0.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($0.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($0.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,434,000 ($432.71)

Hobart government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $5,167,000 ($179.82)
    Sewerage: $5,072,000 ($176.51)
    All Other: $591,000 ($20.57)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($1.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($0.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $903,000 ($31.43)
    All Other: $296,000 ($10.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,653,000 ($857.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,223,000 ($42.56)
    Interest Earnings: $1,068,000 ($37.17)
    Rents: $46,000 ($1.60)
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($1.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,127,000 ($74.02)
    Highways: $808,000 ($28.12)
    All Other: $640,000 ($22.27)
  • Tax - Property: $6,937,000 ($241.41)
    Other License: $773,000 ($26.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $194,000 ($6.75)

Hobart government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,290,000 ($601.71)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,997,000 ($591.51)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,004,000 ($487.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,711,000 ($477.15)

Hobart government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,000,000 ($591.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,711,000 ($337.95)

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Indiana average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  2.28% ($39,640 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.62% ($34,915)
from Will County, IL  0.19% ($56,174)


5.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.06% ($33,307 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  1.03% ($43,404)
to Marion County, IN  0.30% ($20,343)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hobart:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hobart:

  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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 Hobart:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA 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.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Hobart fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 47 meters (154ft)
Total costs: $2,449,000
Total average daily traffic: 186,810
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,554
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 275,285

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Hobart, IN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hobart)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hobart, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hobart)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hobart)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED190$120,32489$106,343670$121,13135$41,2075$576,00028$87,4602$125,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$106,70314$76,67959$121,1987$29,6630$05$72,2181$19,700
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$130,72910$93,330280$133,66625$47,3961$265,0009$76,7203$99,637
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$123,7998$105,709153$135,7147$44,6530$03$120,3831$125,940
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$131,0704$95,60051$144,2973$70,1670$03$75,3331$120,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0418.00 , 0419.00, 0420.00, 0421.00, 0422.00, 0423.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$123,26829$144,079
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$107,7004$113,295
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$190,3053$142,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$185,0002$125,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0418.00 , 0419.00, 0420.00, 0421.00, 0422.00, 0423.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 105
  • Hazardous Condition: 56
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Hobart


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hobart, IN
Businesses in Hobart, IN
NameCountNameCount
Arby's2McDonald's3
AutoZone1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Pac Sun1
Burger King1Payless1
Burlington Coat Factory1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless2Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Subway3
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell2
FedEx1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS6
Jimmy John's1Walgreens2
KFC3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1White Castle1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Hobart, IN


Hobart on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment growth from 2000 to 2009"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment in 2009"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 (46342) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Croatian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #55 (46342) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Macedonian first ancestries"
  • #70 (46342) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Serbian first ancestries"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jonathon Marlow (16)
  • David Postma (3)
  • Solomon E. Brown (2)
  • Arnold S. Eroles (2)
  • Bruce Alan Drummond (1)
  • Christopher J. Barbauld (1)
  • Paul Leon Wolek (1)
  • Lyle Edward Hansel (1)
  • Timothy Roberts (1)
  • Kurt Easton (1)

Total of 36 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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