Lowell, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 9,381 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.0%
Males: 4,310  (46.0%)
Females: 5,071  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46356.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,082 (it was $49,173 in 2000)
Lowell:

$59,082
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,744 (it was $19,752 in 2000)

Lowell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,713 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Lowell:

$146,713
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $149,579; Detached houses: $149,621; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,725; In 2-unit structures: $173,587

Median gross rent in 2012: $877.

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  • White alone - 8,456 (91.2%)
  • Hispanic - 640 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 73 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 48 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lowell: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (14.8%), Polish (6.9%), English (6.9%), United States (6.1%), Dutch (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 684 feet

Land area: 4.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,299 people per square mile   (low).

Lowell,IN real estate house value index trend

Lowell, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Lowell:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lowell town:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

200 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This town:  2.2%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Lowell, Indiana as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lowell to the number of sex offenders is 934 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,722 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,821 (1.2%)

Lowell satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 87.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,231 (-13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 993 (23.9%)

Area code: 219

Lowell household income distribution Lowell home values distribution

Crime rates in Lowell by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 200000001000
per 100,000 26.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.011.80.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.011.60.00.0
Robberies 310013312100
per 100,000 39.813.20.00.012.637.136.111.923.511.60.00.0
Assaults 22314160151310215132410
per 100,000 291.5407.8528.6768.0188.9160.7120.223.8176.4151.2257.4107.6
Burglaries 11201012112891419161320
per 100,000 145.8263.1128.9153.6138.5346.0108.2166.9223.4186.1139.4215.1
Thefts 157199172144142143132123136138169125
per 100,000 2080.32617.72217.41843.31788.41767.21586.71466.71599.21604.81812.71344.4
Auto thefts 133106157454413
per 100,000 172.339.5128.976.8188.986.548.159.647.046.510.732.3
Arson 020111000111
per 100,000 0.026.30.012.812.612.40.00.00.011.610.710.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 239.1219.8221.8253.4143.1150.5113.986.6154.8128.6139.796.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lowell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Indiana average:

1.96
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,085 (+16.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Lowell, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 172.7 miles away from Lowell 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 the city 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 Lowell 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 (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).
Lowell topographic map

Birthplace of: Jo Anne Worley - Actor.

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 schools in Lowell:

Private high school in Lowell:

  • LOWELL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 77; Location: 333 MILL ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

Private elementary/middle school in Lowell:

  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 210 S NICHOLS ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Lowell, School District: TRI-CREEK SCHOOL CORPORATION

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)

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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).

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 123. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

123
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 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 7.5 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 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2002 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0166. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0166
U.S.:

0.0147

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 6.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Lowell, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Lowell compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lowell travel time to work - commute Lowell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lowell town (based on Lake County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.80%
Here: 44.8%
USA: 50.2%

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
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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,123$61,4760$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,480$52,4405$3,887
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$4,249
Police Protection - Officers 14$68,625$58,8210$0
Police - Other 5$13,871$33,2903$2,591
Correction 0$0 2$505
Streets and Highways 4$13,056$39,1682$3,423
Solid Waste Management 5$17,161$41,1862$3,423
Sewerage 12$38,192$38,1922$2,668
Parks and Recreation 3$9,044$36,1763$2,287
Water Supply 14$42,801$36,6871$51
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$706
Totals for Government 62$225,353$43,61725$23,790

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,505,000 ($160.43)
    Police Protection: $1,324,000 ($141.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,324,000 ($141.14)
    Central Staff Services: $726,000 ($77.39)
    Regular Highways: $484,000 ($51.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $338,000 ($36.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $330,000 ($35.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $200,000 ($21.32)
    General - Other: $103,000 ($10.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000 ($5.22)
    Corrections - Other: $12,000 ($1.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $328,000 ($34.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $121,000 ($12.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000 ($5.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.07)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,792,000 ($297.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $267,000 ($28.46)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,112,000 ($225.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $329,000 ($35.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($8.95)
    All Other: $30,000 ($3.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $94,000 ($10.02)
    All Other: $6,000 ($0.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $576,000 ($61.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $139,000 ($14.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $57,000 ($6.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($4.90)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.32)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,761,000 ($187.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $869,000 ($92.63)
    Highways: $238,000 ($25.37)
    All Other: $26,000 ($2.77)
  • Tax - Property: $3,063,000 ($326.51)
    Other License: $144,000 ($15.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $60,000 ($6.40)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,019,000 ($1920.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,391,000 ($1107.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,340,000 ($889.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $712,000 ($75.90)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,474,000 ($583.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,484,000 ($158.19)

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 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lowell, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 112
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 280
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
See more detailed statistics of Lowell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $1,118,000
Total average daily traffic: 198,680
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,477
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 66,422

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
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: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lowell, IN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 51 (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: 25 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 61
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Lowell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lowell, IN
Businesses in Lowell, IN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1H&R Block1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1UPS6
FedEx1Walgreens1
Ford1

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 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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