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Population in 2010: 1,421. Population change since 2000: -63.8%
Males: 669  (47.1%)
Females: 752  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  48.6 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46725.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,928 (it was $52,429 in 2000)
Tri-Lakes:

$48,928
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,678

Tri-Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,689 (it was $127,000 in 2000)
Tri-Lakes:

$159,689
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $174,926; Detached houses: $174,926

Median gross rent in 2012: $532.

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  • White alone - 1,376 (96.8%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tri-Lakes: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.6%), Irish (17.4%), English (9.6%), United States (5.3%), Hungarian (5.1%), Italian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 911 feet

Land area: 35.2 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Tri-Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tri-Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

13 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.9%
Indiana:  4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,017 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,335 (0.7%)

Tri-Lakes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (20.8 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (121.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Columbia City, IN (2.2 miles ), Churubusco, IN (2.8 miles ), Larwill, IN (2.9 miles ), Albion, IN (3.4 miles ), Kimmell, IN (3.5 miles ), Pierceton, IN (3.5 miles ), South Whitley, IN (3.6 miles ), North Webster, IN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.23 N, Longitude: 85.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 260

Tri-Lakes household income distribution Tri-Lakes home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (66%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Average climate in Tri-Lakes, Indiana

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Tornado activity:

Tri-Lakes-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.4 miles away from the Tri-Lakes place center killed 18 people and injured 285 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 29.5 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tri-Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from Tri-Lakes center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tri-Lakes topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Tri-Lakes:

  • COLUMBIA CITY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; COLUMBIA CITY, IN)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT COLUMBIA CITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; COLUMBIA CITY, IN)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; COLUMBIA CITY, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tri-Lakes:

  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 21 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 8,540)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast (about 21 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,903)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 22 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 50 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 51 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 51 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 52 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)

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Notable locations in Tri-Lakes: Crooked Lake Golf Club (A), Thorncreek Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tri-Lakes include: Big Lake Church (A), Blue River Church (B), Blue River German Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Thorn Creek Church (E), West Point Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Stough Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Metzger Pond (A), Catfish Lake (B), Cedar Lake (C), Little Crooked Lake (D), Little Cedar Lake (E), Karen Lake (F), Crooked Lake (G), Round Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sell Branch (A), Thorn Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Whitley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.7. This is about average.
City:

36.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.1%

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tri-Lakes, IN

Tri-Lakes compared to Indiana state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tri-Lakes travel time to work - commute


Tri-Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tri-Lakes CDP (based on Whitley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.42%
Here42.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church General Conference Churches of GodLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents20.3%18.5%10.6%9.2%7.4%
Congregations5.6%22.2%11.1%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of the Nazarene The Wesleyan ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents6.5%6.1%4.3%3.3%13.9%
Congregations3.7%5.6%5.6%7.4%27.8%
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: 8
Here:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Whitley County:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whitley County:

9.2%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.2%
State:

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

13.8%
Indiana:

14.3%

6.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allen County, IN  2.24% ($42,401 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.83% ($40,776)
from Noble County, IN  0.72% ($31,538)


6.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Allen County, IN  2.31% ($45,237 average AGI)
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.62% ($34,418)
to Noble County, IN  0.53% ($27,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tri-Lakes:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WONO (1380 AM; 5 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFCV (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGL (1250 AM; 2 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tri-Lakes:

  • WJHS (91.5 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: COLUMBIA CITY JOINT HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WSHI (106.3 FM; COLUMBIA CITY, IN; Owner: JAMMIN' BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMEE (97.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLAB (88.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA DISTTRICT OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MO SYNOD, INC.)
  • WBCL (90.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAJI (95.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WBNI-FM (89.1 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NE IN., INC.)
  • WFWI (92.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNHT (96.3 FM; CHURUBUSCO, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WAWC (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, IN; Owner: WILLIAM ANDREW DIXON)
  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYLT (103.9 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W277AK (103.3 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKZ (94.1 FM; ROANOKE, IN; Owner: TRAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJFX (107.9 FM; NEW HAVEN, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE RADIO CORP.)
  • WXKE (102.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, IN; Owner: TAVIS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLDE (101.7 FM; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tri-Lakes:

  • WFFT-TV (Channel 55; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: QUOROM OF FT. WAYNE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WANE-TV (Channel 15; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTA (Channel 21; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFWA (Channel 39; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WISE-TV (Channel 33; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: NVG-FORT WAYNE II, LLC)
  • W66BD (Channel 53; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION)
  • W45AG (Channel 45; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: TRAN STAR, INC.)
  • DW68BN (Channel 68; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: ZONATION BROADCASTING)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W07CL (Channel 7; AUBURN, IN; Owner: THE RAYMOND S. AND DOROTHY N. MOORE FOUNDATION, INC.)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CH10HO956, 4550 State Road 9 (Lat: 41.246444 Lon: -85.464028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQQK413
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2013, Expiration Date: 01/14/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$112,81837$112,497191$130,0228$69,45620$123,8474$80,865
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$45,8201$190,02014$136,9270$00$01$93,680
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$117,36010$72,48143$128,4423$12,3302$67,9456$33,123
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$110,2453$106,57029$154,5732$25,7252$107,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$70,2602$109,12014$145,7880$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0502.00 , 0504.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$131,4447$145,860
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$179,5807$134,614
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$171,4702$173,225
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$137,910
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0502.00 , 0504.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Tri-Lakes on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Top executives"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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