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Population in 2012: 12,392 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 

Males: 6,127  (49.4%)
Females: 6,265  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  35.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46405.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,060 (it was $36,984 in 2000)
Lake Station:

$36,060
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,325

Lake Station city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,520 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Lake Station:

$82,520
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,439; Detached houses: $93,637; Townhouses or other attached units: $79,570; In 2-unit structures: $92,099; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,812; Mobile homes: $16,216

Median gross rent in 2012: $747.

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  • White alone - 8,180 (64.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3,852 (30.6%)
  • Black alone - 410 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 105 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Station: 97.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (15.0%), United States (5.6%), Polish (4.8%), Italian (3.7%), English (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 614 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,494 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lake Station:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Station city:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

514 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe).

This city:  4.1%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Lake Station, Indiana as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake Station to the number of sex offenders is 326 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,057 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $983 (1.4%)

Lake Station satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (4.5 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (28.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Chicago, IN (1.0 miles ), Hobart, IN (1.7 miles ), Portage, IN (2.0 miles ), Gary, IN (2.1 miles ), Ogden Dunes, IN (2.3 miles ), Wheeler, IN (2.4 miles ), South Haven, IN (2.6 miles ), Merrillville, IN (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 87.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,627 (-20.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 414 (9.0%)

Area code: 219

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Crime rates in Lake Station by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012
Murders 101
per 100,000 7.50.07.9
Rapes 595
per 100,000 37.771.239.7
Robberies 858
per 100,000 60.439.663.5
Assaults 132112
per 100,000 98.1166.295.2
Burglaries 85107101
per 100,000 641.4846.8801.7
Thefts 428392406
per 100,000 3229.53102.23222.5
Auto thefts 283742
per 100,000 211.3292.8333.4
Arson 41314
per 100,000 30.2102.9111.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.1) 276.5311.7300.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Indiana average:

1.74

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Lake Station, 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: +33 (+0.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lake Station-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 137% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Lake Station city 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 2.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Station-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 85.3 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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Station:

  • HEALTHMASTERS INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • C AND A HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HOBART, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Lake Station, IN

Amtrak stations near Lake Station:

  • 15 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 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.

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

  • 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 14 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • South Suburban College (about 19 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 19 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • Prairie State College (about 20 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,252)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Station:

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Notable locations in Lake Station: Hobart Sky Ranch (A), Lake Station Fire Department Station 2 (B), Lake Station Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Lake Station include: Trinity United Methodist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Community Presbyterian Church (D), Faith Assembly of God Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Lake Station Church of Christ (G), Redeemer Lutheran Church (H), Twentyninth Avenue Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Grand Boulevard Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lake Station include: Riverview Park (1), Mock Park (2), Miller Park (3), Bicentennial Park (4), Deep River Outdoor Recreation Center (5), Columbus Park (6), Johnson Park (7), Four Winds Park (8). Display/hide their locations 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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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 4.4 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 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.642
U.S.:

0.572
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.82. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.82
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 21.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

13.8
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 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 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6

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

LAKE STATION WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 13948, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-1999), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-1994)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.6%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake Station, IN

118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
101 people in nursing homes in 2000

Lake Station compared to Indiana state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Lake Station (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lake Station Branch at 3115 Central Avenue, branch established on 1962/11/12. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake Station travel time to work - commute


Lake Station mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lake Station 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 4$7,282$21,8460$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,446$44,67636$11,007
Judicial and Legal 1$2,440$29,2805$4,285
Police Protection - Officers 28$88,474$37,9170$0
Police - Other 5$11,114$26,67412$6,697
Firefighters 0$0 2$1,000
Streets and Highways 10$30,821$36,9850$0
Health 1$1,829$21,94815$13,411
Sewerage 8$21,352$32,0280$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,555$33,3302$685
Water Supply 7$24,593$42,1592$2,086
Other and Unallocable 2$4,472$26,8325$1,329
Totals for Government 70$205,378$35,20879$40,500

Lake Station government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $109,000 ($8.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,900,000 ($153.32)
    Regular Highways: $717,000 ($57.86)
    Water Utilities: $616,000 ($49.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $511,000 ($41.24)
    General - Other: $471,000 ($38.01)
    Fire Protection: $234,000 ($18.88)
    Central Staff Services: $228,000 ($18.40)
    Health Services - Other: $227,000 ($18.32)
    General Public Buildings: $179,000 ($14.44)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($13.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($10.89)
    Sewerage: $120,000 ($9.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $87,000 ($7.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $317,000 ($25.58)
    Benefit Payments: $37,000 ($2.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $195,000 ($15.74)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($0.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,287,000 ($184.55)

Lake Station government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $765,000 ($61.73)
    All Other: $108,000 ($8.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($2.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $22,000 ($1.78)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($0.65)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($1.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $291,000 ($23.48)
    Rents: $63,000 ($5.08)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($2.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $482,000 ($38.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $725,000 ($58.51)
    General Support: $649,000 ($52.37)
    All Other: $214,000 ($17.27)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,701,000 ($217.96)
    Property: $318,000 ($25.66)

Lake Station government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,339,000 ($188.75)

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 Lake Station:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Station:

  • 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.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Station:

  • 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.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 85 meters (279ft)
Total costs: $1,782,000
Total average daily traffic: 319,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 41,755

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lake Station, IN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lake Station)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 3629 Central Ave (Lat: 41.585861 Lon: -87.245028), Call Sign: KSD468, Licensee ID: L00066329
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz, 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/1998, Expiration Date: 10/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2003
    Registrant: City Of Lake Station, 3629 Central Ave, Lake Station, IN 46405
  • 275 29th Ave (Lat: 41.541694 Lon: -87.290028), Call Sign: WRI231, Licensee ID: L00044387
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.865 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/15/1999, Expiration Date: 08/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004
    Registrant: Hobart, Township Of, 275 29th Ave, Lake Station, IN 46405, Phone: (219) 374-7764
  • Lake Station Water Dept 3619 Central Ave (Lat: 41.574194 Lon: -87.241972), Call Sign: WYQ908
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.965 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2004, Expiration Date: 02/24/2014
    Registrant: Tri Electronics, 6231 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46324, Phone: (219) 931-6850, Email:
  • Lat: 41.576639 Lon: -87.244167, Call Sign: WQAG774, Licensee ID: L00023848
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2600 MHz, 72.1800 MHz, 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/27/2004, Expiration Date: 05/27/2014, Certifier: Dan Dehaven
    Registrant: Lake Station Community Schools
  • Lat: 41.570861 Lon: -87.270861, Call Sign: WQAP794
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.5200 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: Guy L Estes
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Station)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1134F , Serial Number: 17254729, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Ferguson Decorating Inc, 2750 County Line Rd, Lake Station, IN 46405
  • Aircraft: BARBER JOHN J RAF 2000 - GTX SE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4377F , Serial Number: H2-96-7-253, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1999
    Registrant (Individual): John J Barber, 2229 E 27th Ave, Lake Station, IN 46405



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 partial tracts)
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 ORIGINATED50$79,60912$72,725111$84,5447$29,0567$52,0542$86,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$68,5831$43,55015$83,1853$21,3333$71,1970$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$71,8697$35,74099$79,37213$42,7839$52,6665$45,070
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$58,3742$45,38536$99,3133$58,8303$38,8801$55,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$88,4600$010$86,0150$01$49,6600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00 , 0417.00, 0418.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$49,6803$92,267
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$75,5402$82,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$37,4300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00 , 0417.00, 0418.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 104
  • Hazardous Condition: 54

Incident types - Lake Station


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Station, IN

Most common first names in Lake Station, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13873.1 years
Mary10575.3 years
William6968.0 years
Joseph6270.3 years
James6165.3 years
George5674.6 years
Charles4972.3 years
Helen4877.0 years
Robert4666.9 years
Frank3972.7 years
Most common last names in Lake Station, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3072.1 years
Johnson1770.3 years
Davis1666.4 years
Martin1562.2 years
Williams1567.8 years
Jones1477.5 years
Miller1470.8 years
Brown1363.5 years
Wilson1266.5 years
Anderson979.8 years
Businesses in Lake Station, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Subway2
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Dennys1UPS3
FedEx2Walgreens1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1

Lake Station on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 (46405) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Macedonian first ancestries"
  • #76 (46405) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Serbian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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
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  • Tim S. Muhlbaier (1)
  • Robert Price Vellines (1)
  • Judith Louise Vellines (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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