Lake Station, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 12,247 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.2%
 
Males: 6,154  (50.3%)
Females: 6,093  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46405.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,961 (it was $36,984 in 2000)
Lake Station:

$37,961
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,312 (it was $15,319 in 2000)

Lake Station city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $80,724 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Lake Station:

$80,724
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $777.

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  • Races in Lake Station, IN (2010)

    Lake Station races chart
    • 8,38566.7%White alone
    • 3,51728.0%Hispanic
    • 3733.0%Black alone
    • 2151.7%Two or more races
    • 400.3%American Indian alone
    • 350.3%Asian alone
    • 70.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake Station: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.5%), Irish (13.3%), Polish (5.9%), United States (4.8%), Italian (3.6%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 614 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,476 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Station,IN real estate house value index trend

Lake Station, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Station:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Station city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

532 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This city:

4.3%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Lake Station, Indiana as of February 06, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake Station to the number of sex offenders is 264 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,014 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $940 (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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 87.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,490 (-20.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 483 (10.7%)

Area code: 219

Lake Station household income distribution Lake Station home values distribution

Crime rates in Lake Station by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1010
per 100,000 7.50.07.90.0
Rapes 5956
per 100,000 37.771.239.748.6
Robberies 8589
per 100,000 60.439.663.573.0
Assaults 13211235
per 100,000 98.1166.295.2283.7
Burglaries 85107101103
per 100,000 641.4846.8801.7835.0
Thefts 428392406417
per 100,000 3,229.53,102.23,222.53,380.6
Auto thefts 28374261
per 100,000 211.3292.8333.4494.5
Arson 413140
per 100,000 30.2102.9111.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 257.1) 275.9311.1299.5353.3

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Crime rate in Lake Station detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Indiana average:

1.97
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Lake Station, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lake Station-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 60% 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 slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from Lake Station center
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
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from Lake Station 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 291.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in 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).
Lake Station topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • ARC BRIDGES INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; GARY, 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:

  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 5 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 12 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Valparaiso University (about 14 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • South Suburban College (about 19 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 19 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 20 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Prairie State College (about 20 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)

Public high school in Lake Station:

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 178. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

178
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0166. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0147

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

LAKE STATION WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 12,572, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.5%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.0% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 35.0% 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
118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
101 people in nursing homes in 2000

Lake Station, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Lake Station compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Indiana average:

11.1

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 (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Lake Station (Lake Station, Indiana Neighborhood Map):

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic101,09658
Evangelical Protestant98,213266
Mainline Protestant28,94378
Black Protestant25,45974
Orthodox13,99014
Other7,46029
None220,844-
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: 82
Lake County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
Indiana:

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

11.7%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,494$33,97618$4,289
Other Government Administration 3$11,014$44,05619$15,060
Judicial and Legal 2$5,029$30,1743$2,500
Police Protection - Officers 23$111,245$58,0410$0
Police - Other 1$2,102$25,22417$14,124
Firefighters 0$0 44$6,833
Streets and Highways 10$29,557$35,4681$1,745
Health 0$0 17$21,874
Solid Waste Management 5$14,423$34,6150$0
Sewerage 8$24,670$37,0050$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,418$41,0161$585
Water Supply 3$9,344$37,3760$0
Totals for Government 59$219,296$44,603120$67,010

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $109,000 ($8.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,900,000 ($155.14)
    Regular Highways: $717,000 ($58.54)
    Water Utilities: $616,000 ($50.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $511,000 ($41.72)
    General - Other: $471,000 ($38.46)
    Fire Protection: $234,000 ($19.11)
    Central Staff Services: $228,000 ($18.62)
    Health Services - Other: $227,000 ($18.54)
    General Public Buildings: $179,000 ($14.62)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($13.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($11.02)
    Sewerage: $120,000 ($9.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $87,000 ($7.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $317,000 ($25.88)
    Benefit Payments: $37,000 ($3.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $195,000 ($15.92)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($0.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,287,000 ($186.74)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $765,000 ($62.46)
    All Other: $108,000 ($8.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($2.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $22,000 ($1.80)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($0.65)
    From Local Government: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($1.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $291,000 ($23.76)
    Rents: $63,000 ($5.14)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($2.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $482,000 ($39.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $725,000 ($59.20)
    General Support: $649,000 ($52.99)
    All Other: $214,000 ($17.47)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,701,000 ($220.54)
    Property: $318,000 ($25.97)

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 ($190.99)

4.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($114 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  1.61% ($34,076 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.54% ($33,771)
from Will County, IL  0.14% ($37,932)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.12% ($31,014 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.81% ($37,666)
to Marion County, IN  0.30% ($21,183)

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 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 85m279ftTotal length
  • $1,782,000Total costs
  • 319,100Total average daily traffic
  • 41,755Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
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

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  • #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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