Munster, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 23,270 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.2%
 
Males: 11,268  (48.4%)
Females: 12,002  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46321.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,995 (it was $63,243 in 2000)
Munster:

$68,995
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,449 (it was $30,952 in 2000)

Munster town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $197,888 (it was $160,400 in 2000)
Munster:

$197,888
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $229,492; Detached houses: $244,154; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,920; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,301; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,202

Median gross rent in 2012: $978.

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  • White alone - 18,550 (79.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,278 (9.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1,341 (5.7%)
  • Black alone - 684 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 289 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 92 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 46 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Munster: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.0%), Polish (13.0%), Irish (11.4%), English (5.7%), Italian (5.7%), Dutch (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1907

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 7.54 square miles.

Population density: 3,086 people per square mile   (average).

Munster,IN real estate house value index trend

Munster, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Munster:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Munster town:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

2,870 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe, 3.3% Asia).

This town:  12.3%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Munster, Indiana as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Munster to the number of sex offenders is 5,853 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,934 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,826 (1.5%)

Munster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (4.2 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (22.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Highland, IN (1.5 miles ), Lansing, IL (1.6 miles ), Lynwood, IL (1.7 miles ), Dyer, IN (1.9 miles ), Hammond, IN (2.0 miles ), Griffith, IN (2.0 miles ), Calumet City, IL (2.2 miles ), Schererville, IN (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $273,200
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $281,500
  • 1999: 95 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $284,800
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $322,100
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $317,100
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $299,200
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $305,300
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $331,300
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $334,400
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $397,300
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $405,900
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $454,200
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $377,800
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $450,300
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $411,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 87.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,395 (+18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,345 (22.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Munster household income distribution Munster home values distribution

Crime rates in Munster by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.04.50.00.04.50.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0020000001012
per 100,000 0.00.09.20.00.00.00.00.00.04.50.04.28.5
Robberies 177148131115146128610
per 100,000 81.332.464.336.458.349.266.762.327.054.136.125.342.3
Assaults 2620263830269812211418
per 100,000 124.392.5119.3172.7134.6116.340.035.64.59.094.659.076.1
Burglaries 42494048333963415662434552
per 100,000 200.8226.5183.6218.1148.1174.4280.1182.5252.1279.6193.8189.7219.8
Thefts 488412440459436420454400445593400387337
per 100,000 2333.51904.62019.42086.01956.51878.12018.21780.42003.02674.41802.81631.31424.5
Auto thefts 53645346242430312837101530
per 100,000 253.4295.9243.2209.1107.7107.3133.4138.0126.0166.945.163.2126.8
Arson 2002023001000
per 100,000 9.60.00.09.10.08.913.30.00.04.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 182.2148.2168.5165.7155.1137.9143.2133.6120.3166.4122.6109.5120.7

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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 Munster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 42 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Indiana average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,528 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

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

Average climate in Munster, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Munster-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the Munster town center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the town center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Munster-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 215.3 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 189.9 miles away from Munster 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 72.7 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 247.0 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 213.5 miles away from Munster 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 298.7 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).
Munster topographic map

Birthplace of: Stephan Bonnar - Mixed martial artist, Ryan McMahen - Soccer player.

Main business address for: CFS BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), NORTHWEST INDIANA BANCORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Munster:

  • A PRIORITY HOSPICE (9468 CALUMET AVE)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 901 MACARTHUR BLVD)
  • COMMUNITY SURGERY CENTER LLC (801 MACARTHUR BLVD)
  • FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE - MUNSTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 701 SUPERIOR AVE)
  • HEARTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LLC (701 SUPERIOR AVE)
  • HOSPICE OF THE CALUMET AREA INC (600 SUPERIOR AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Munster:

  • DAVITA - MUNSTER (9100 CALUMET AVE.)
  • FMC - NEOMEDICA - MUNSTER (314 RIDGE ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Munster:

  • ALL AMERICA HOMEHEALTHCARE INC (8140 CALUMET AVE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF MUNSTER (931 RIDGE RD STE E & F)
  • AMERICAN CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE (419 RIDGE RD STE J)
  • ANREX HOME CARE INC (9307 CALUMET AVE STE #C-2)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (9104 COLUMBIA AVE)
  • MAXIMUM HOME HEALTH CARE INC (8220 CALUMET AVE)
  • TOTAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (620 RIDGE RD)

Nursing Homes in Munster:

  • MUNSTER MED-INN (7935 CALUMET AVE)
  • NURSING CARE AT HARTSFIELD VILLAGE (503 OTIS R BOWEN DR)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER AT CO (901 MACARTHUR BLVD)

Heliports located in Munster:

Amtrak stations near Munster:

  • 4 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 9 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 10 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 Munster:

  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 3 miles; Hammond, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,343)
  • South Suburban College (about 8 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Prairie State College (about 8 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 9 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 12 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Chicago State University (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • Governors State University (about 14 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)

Public high school in Munster:

Public elementary/middle schools in Munster:

Private elementary/middle schools in Munster:

  • ST THOMAS MORE SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 8435 CALUMET AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 8601 HARRISON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Munster: Munster Town Hall (A), Munster Branch Lake County Public Library (B), Munster Fire Department Station 2 (C), Munster Fire Department Station 1 (D), Munster Fire Department Station 3 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Calumet Shopping Center (1), Eastwood Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Munster include: CFS BANCORP INC (A), NORTHWEST INDIANA BANCORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Munster include: Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Fair Meadows Community Church (B), First Church of God (C), Munster Christian Church (D), New Harvest Church of God (E), Saint Thomas More Church (F), Trinity Reformed Church (G), Faith Baptist Church (H), Munster Bible Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Munster include: Bieker Woods Park (1), Circle Park (2), Stewart Park (3), Beech Park (4), Orchard Park (5), Twin Creek Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites (8936 Calumet Avenue), Carpetland USA Inc (8201 Calumet Avenue).

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 177. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

177
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 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 2.7 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 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 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 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0167. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0167
U.S.:

0.0147

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

MUNSTER WATER COMPANY (Population served: 23,603, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
SPEED MART CORNERS (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Munster that have no violations reported:

  • PANAGAKIS BUILDING (Serves IL, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.9%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 7.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Munster in 2010:

  • 275 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Munster in 2000:

  • 305 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Munster, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Munster compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Munster (2011 data):

  • Citizens Financial Bank: Munster 45th Branch at 1720 45th Street, branch established on 1934/01/01; at 707 Ridge Road, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,149.8 mil, Deposits: $986.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: White Oak at 1600 West 45th Street, branch established on 1964/09/10; Ridge Munster Branch at 545 Ridge Road, branch established on 1974/02/15. 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.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Munster South Branch at 10020 Calumet Avenue, branch established on 2002/12/16; Munster Branch at 909 Ridge Road, branch established on 1967/12/22. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Fifth Third Bank: Munster Bc Branch at 8007 Calumet Ave, branch established on 2008/03/31; Munster Bank Mart - Strack Foods Bra at 12 Ridge Road, branch established on 2008/07/28. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Munster Branch at 9175 Calumet Avenue, branch established on 1982/04/03. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Providence Bank, LLC: Munster Office at 240 45th Street, branch established on 2006/08/07. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $382.9 mil, Deposits: $337.5 mil, headquarters in South Holland, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • TCF National Bank: Munster, In Jewel Branch #2329 at 716 Ridge Road, branch established on 2001/01/18. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • First Midwest Bank: Munster Branch at 750 Ridge Road, branch established on 1956/11/09. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Centier Bank: Munster Branch at 9716 Wihte Oak Avenue, branch established on 2000/12/04. 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.
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Munster:

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Religion statistics for Munster 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$44,499$53,3991$195
Other Government Administration 8$40,999$61,4995$5,037
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,169
Police Protection - Officers 37$179,566$58,2380$0
Police - Other 7$23,187$39,74911$5,227
Streets and Highways 13$54,573$50,3757$1,769
Solid Waste Management 1$4,266$51,1920$0
Sewerage 3$14,112$56,4480$0
Parks and Recreation 15$58,558$46,84629$16,299
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$22,477$53,9450$0
Water Supply 7$30,943$53,0452$507
Other and Unallocable 5$21,294$51,1060$0
Totals for Government 111$494,474$53,45756$30,203

Munster government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $315,000 ($13.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($0.73)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,427,000 ($405.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,874,000 ($252.43)
    Water Utilities: $5,799,000 ($249.20)
    Regular Highways: $2,402,000 ($103.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,623,000 ($69.75)
    Sewerage: $233,000 ($10.01)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($0.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $280,000 ($12.03)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,983,000 ($85.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,251,000 ($96.73)
    Sewerage: $852,000 ($36.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $178,000 ($7.65)
    Regular Highways: $117,000 ($5.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,972,000 ($299.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $135,000 ($5.80)

Munster government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,508,000 ($193.73)
    All Other: $2,674,000 ($114.91)
    Sewerage: $233,000 ($10.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $363,000 ($15.60)
    Highways: $100,000 ($4.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $401,000 ($17.23)
    General Support: $304,000 ($13.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,386,000 ($231.46)
    Interest Earnings: $659,000 ($28.32)
    Property Sale Other: $160,000 ($6.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,677,000 ($115.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,466,000 ($63.00)
    General Support: $1,196,000 ($51.40)
    Highways: $598,000 ($25.70)
  • Tax - Property: $6,453,000 ($277.31)
    NEC: $886,000 ($38.07)

Munster government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,200,000 ($94.54)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,785,000 ($248.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,700,000 ($116.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,830,000 ($250.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,980,000 ($85.09)
    Other, NEC: $880,000 ($37.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,775,000 ($76.28)
    Water Utilities: $220,000 ($9.45)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,769,000 ($118.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,916,000 ($125.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $904,000 ($38.85)

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 Munster:

  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Munster:

  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; 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)
  • 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.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Munster:

  • 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)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Munster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 63 meters (207ft)
Total costs: $3,251,000
Total average daily traffic: 282,760
Total average daily truck traffic: 53,132

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Munster, IN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$189,409135$209,444778$195,42223$72,60125$145,225
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$153,2339$147,64665$204,2536$49,1574$121,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$164,77927$181,061193$211,15010$28,1998$136,978
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$148,97711$178,699127$202,0051$15,0003$152,643
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$158,0002$184,00041$240,4302$24,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.00 , 0404.01, 0404.02, 0404.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$185,08927$217,376
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$242,69014$225,948
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$129,5503$202,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$244,415
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$225,967

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.00 , 0404.01, 0404.02, 0404.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 52
  • Hazardous Condition: 70

Incident types - Munster

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Munster, IN
Most common first names in Munster, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22176.8 years
Mary19983.0 years
Joseph14378.2 years
Helen11883.1 years
Robert10471.0 years
William10274.9 years
George8778.3 years
Edward8474.8 years
James8273.8 years
Margaret7281.4 years
Most common last names in Munster, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3477.8 years
Miller3082.1 years
Johnson2682.0 years
Brown1775.8 years
Anderson1682.1 years
Wilson1676.6 years
Peterson1575.5 years
Clark1573.3 years
Meyer1481.9 years
Nelson1472.0 years
Businesses in Munster, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Circle K1Red Lobster1
Curves1Staples1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx4T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jewel-Osco1UPS9
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
KFC1White Castle1

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  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 (46321) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Serbian first ancestries"
  • #73 (46321) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger 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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