Lowell, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 9,661 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.7%
Males: 4,710  (48.8%)
Females: 4,951  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Indiana median age:

37.6 years

Zip codes: 46356.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,615 (it was $49,173 in 2000)
Lowell:

$66,615
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,513 (it was $19,752 in 2000)

Lowell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $161,857 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Lowell:

$161,857
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $168,669; detached houses: $171,752; townhouses or other attached units: $162,184; in 2-unit structures: $138,677; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,207; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,983; mobile homes: $40,358

Median gross rent in 2016: $948.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.7% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lowell, IN (2010)
    • 8,45691.2%White alone
    • 6406.9%Hispanic
    • 730.8%Two or more races
    • 480.5%Black alone
    • 280.3%American Indian alone
    • 240.3%Asian alone
    • 50.05%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Lowell, Indiana as of August 24, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lowell is 668 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Lowell by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
3
(37.1)
3
(36.1)
1
(11.9)
2
(23.5)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
41
(528.6)
60
(768.0)
15
(188.9)
13
(160.7)
10
(120.2)
2
(23.8)
15
(176.4)
13
(151.2)
24
(257.4)
10
(107.6)
18
(192.4)
44
(467.9)
12
(127.3)
12
(126.6)
2
(20.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(128.9)
12
(153.6)
11
(138.5)
28
(346.0)
9
(108.2)
14
(166.9)
19
(223.4)
16
(186.1)
13
(139.4)
20
(215.1)
11
(117.6)
9
(95.7)
3
(31.8)
6
(63.3)
1
(10.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(2,217)
144
(1,843)
142
(1,788)
143
(1,767)
132
(1,587)
123
(1,467)
136
(1,599)
138
(1,605)
169
(1,813)
125
(1,344)
93
(994.2)
70
(744.4)
69
(731.8)
67
(707.0)
5
(52.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(128.9)
6
(76.8)
15
(188.9)
7
(86.5)
4
(48.1)
5
(59.6)
4
(47.0)
4
(46.5)
1
(10.7)
3
(32.3)
1
(10.7)
3
(31.9)
5
(53.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)222.5244.2137.9145.1109.783.5149.2124.0134.692.987.3132.661.258.07.0

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City-data.com crime index in Lowell, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Indiana average:

1.80
March 2016 cost of living index in Lowell: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.6%), American (16.9%), Irish (15.8%), Dutch (8.5%), Polish (5.8%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 684 feet

Land area: 4.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,368 people per square mile   (low).

Lowell,IN real estate house value index trend

Lowell, Indiana map

103 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Indiana:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,740 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,763 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (20.3 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (40.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Dalecarlia, IN (1.7 miles ),
Cedar Lake, IN (2.3 miles ),
Schneider, IN (2.7 miles ),
Shelby, IN (2.8 miles ),
Crown Point, IN (3.1 miles ),
Lake Village, IN (3.3 miles ),
St. John, IN (3.4 miles ),
Hebron, IN (3.4 miles )
.

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 87.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,811 (-19.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 832 (18.5%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in Lowell, IN in 2016
Distribution of house value in Lowell, IN in 2016
Lowell satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 70 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2005: 108 buildings, average cost: $192,400
  • 2006: 73 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2009: 41 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2013: 37 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2015: 64 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2016: 81 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2017: 72 buildings, average cost: $264,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Lowell, IN residents
Average permit cost in Lowell, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Lowell, IN
Historical housing units in Lowell, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +1,085 (+16.9%).
Most common industries in Lowell, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Lowell, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Lowell, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lowell, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.2. This is about average.

City:

78.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.994. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.994
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0212. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0212
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Lowell-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the Lowell town center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lowell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% 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 198.0 miles away from Lowell 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 172.7 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 229.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from Lowell center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 282.3 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lowell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lowell:

  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN HOMES (110 N NICHOLS ST)
  • LOWELL HEALTHCARE (710 MICHIGAN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lowell:

  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HEBRON, IN)
  • FMC - CROWN POINT (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • FRANCISCAN ST ANTHONY HEALTH - CROWN POINT Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • IN-PACT INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • FRANCISCAN HOME CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • ST ANTHONY HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • WITTENBERG LUTHERAN VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CROWN POINT, IN)

Airports located in Lowell:

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Amtrak station near Lowell:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lowell:

  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 19 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,390)
  • Governors State University (about 20 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • Prairie State College (about 20 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 21 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Valparaiso University (about 23 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • South Suburban College (about 25 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 26 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)

Public high school in Lowell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

Private elementary/middle school in Lowell:

See full list of schools located in Lowell

Library in Lowell:

  • LOWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,193,775; Location: 1505 EAST COMMERCIAL AVENUE; 82,062 books; 3,785 audio materials; 4,852 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 130 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lowell: Lowell Public Library (A), Lowell Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lowell include: Bethany Chapel (A), First Baptist Church of Lowell (B), First Church of the Nazarene (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Lowell Southern Baptist Church (E), Saint Edwards Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Edwards Cemetery (1), Lowell Memorial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Redwing Lake (A), Lake Bel-Aire (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lowell include: Lowell Commercial Historic District (1), Reservation Park (2), Liberty Park (3), Evergreen Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Findley's Shelby Inn (23322 Shelby Road).

Birthplace of: Jo Anne Worley - Actor.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

LOWELL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 9,276, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2014)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
APPLE VALLEY UTILITIES, INC. (Population served: 683, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2010), St Boil Water Order (OCT-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Lowell in 2000:

  • 91 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Lowell (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lowell Branch at 651 East Commercial Avenue, branch established on 1903/01/01. 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.
  • DeMotte State Bank: Lowell Branch at 1615 East Commercial Avenue, branch established on 1991/11/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $359.4 mil, Deposits: $277.9 mil, headquarters in Demotte, IN, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Demotte Bancorp
  • Centier Bank: Lowell Main Branch at 1914 East Commercial Avenue, branch established on 1977/08/08. 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.
  • Standard Bank and Trust Company: Lowell Branch at 2090 East Commercial Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,140.2 mil, Deposits: $1,872.8 mil, headquarters in Hickory Hills, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Standard Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lowell:

Marital status in Lowell, IN
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lowell:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Lowell
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
State:

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

11.7%
State:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.1%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lowell:

48.0%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Lowell:

28.6
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lowell:

21.2%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lowell:

9.4%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lowell:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lowell:

33.9%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Lowell:

58.0%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Lowell:

79.4%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lowell, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$75,489$60,3910$0
Water Supply 11$40,154$43,8040$0
Sewerage 10$40,309$48,3710$0
Streets and Highways 7$25,889$44,3810$0
Other and Unallocable 4$21,820$65,4603$2,296
Financial Administration 3$12,447$49,7880$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,514$39,0841$959
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,948$47,3760$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,056$36,6720$0
Police - Other 1$2,938$35,2561$1,027
Other Government Administration 1$2,967$35,60425$5,027
Firefighters 1$4,238$50,8560$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 6$3,885
Correction 0$0 2$481
Totals for Government 57$239,769$50,47838$13,675

Lowell government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,588,000 ($164.37)
    Sewerage: $1,456,000 ($150.71)
    Water Utilities: $1,117,000 ($115.62)
    Central Staff Services: $467,000 ($48.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $163,000 ($16.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($7.04)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($3.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($0.52)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $460,000 ($47.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $4,534,000 ($469.31)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($6.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($0.93)

Lowell government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,559,000 ($264.88)
    Other: $902,000 ($93.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $594,000 ($61.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($5.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000 ($0.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $214,000 ($22.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($2.28)
    General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($0.83)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,073,000 ($214.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $4,524,000 ($468.27)
    Highways: $792,000 ($81.98)
    General Local Government Support: $309,000 ($31.98)
    Other: $102,000 ($10.56)
  • Tax - Property: $2,374,000 ($245.73)
    Other License: $110,000 ($11.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $92,000 ($9.52)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $20,000 ($2.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($0.93)

Lowell government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,464,000 ($1290.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,306,000 ($1066.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,158,000 ($223.37)

Lowell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $908,000 ($93.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,702,000 ($383.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $921,000 ($95.33)

4.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Indiana average:

6.06%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  1.89% ($44,600 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.61% ($42,248)
from Will County, IL  0.21% ($63,224)


5.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,596 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.19%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.13% ($38,911 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.91% ($47,223)
to Marion County, IN  0.32% ($25,124)
Businesses in Lowell, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1H&R Block1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1UPS6
FedEx1Walgreens1
Ford1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lowell:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lowell:

  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRD (103.9 FM; CROWN POINT, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Lowell:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Lowell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lowell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 184ft / 55.9mTotal length
  • $2,216,000Total costs
  • 288,703Total average daily traffic
  • 18,798Total average daily truck traffic
  • 196,922Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lowell, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lowell, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lowell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lowell, IN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lowell)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lowell)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$145,69615$106,407111$134,5536$50,0981$358,9404$76,475
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$159,1401$87,8208$136,0780$00$01$70,730
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$176,8202$131,43542$138,4534$42,5850$02$87,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$163,8551$41,26020$151,4471$67,1900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$74,2606$132,6151$88,4100$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0434.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$150,2954$177,853
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$183,107
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$88,4101$190,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$91,3602$164,445
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0434.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lowell, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lowell, IN - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 61
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Service Call: 1
Fire incident types in Lowell, IN

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lowell, IN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lowell, IN
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 8.6%Electricity
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lowell, IN
  • 69.3%Utility gas
  • 25.5%Electricity
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lowell compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
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