Lake County, Indiana (IN)

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County population in 2012: 493,618 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 484,564 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 94,655
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,805
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 125,323
Renter-occupied apartments: 57,697 (it was 56,310 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 497 sq. mi.

Water area: 129.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 997 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake County: 97.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.2%), Educational, health and social services (22.3%), Construction (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lake County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (55.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 239,383  (47.0%)
Females: 256,622  (53.0%)
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Lake County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,302 ($41,829 in 1999)

This county:

$48302
Indiana:

$47529

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $664 (lower quartile is $509, upper quartile is $803)
This county:

$664
State:

$585


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $135,800 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Lake:

$135,800
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,600 - $197,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,166
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $407

Institutionalized population: 3,659

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Lake County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
66.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
59.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 173 pounds. This is more than average.
27.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1549 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2001: 1470 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2002: 1546 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2003: 2042 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2004: 2084 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2005: 2211 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2006: 1769 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2007: 1425 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2008: 629 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2009: 636 buildings, average cost: $220,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,699 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,429 (1.2%)

Lake County household income distribution in 2009 Lake County home values distribution Lake County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.5%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.7% for American Indian residents, 55.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.3% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.5%
Lake County:

17.5%
Indiana:

15.9%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.6% for American Indian residents, 55.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.3% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Gary, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $727 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $869 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Merrillville, Hobart, Schererville, Highland, Munster, Crown Point, Griffith.

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

2005 air pollution in Lake County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.13 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.018 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.116 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.089 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 32 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 183 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 44 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.042 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lake County: Palmira Golf Course (A), Oak Knoll Golf Course (B), Lake County Fairground (C), Pheasant Valley Country Club (D), Youche Country Club (E), Lake Hills Volunteer Fire Department (F), Maple Grove Greenhouse and Nursery (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake County include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Matthias Church (D), Lake Hills Baptist Church (E), Lake Prairie Church (F), Zion United Church of Christ (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Creek Cemetery (1), Brunswick Cemetery (2), Fuller Cemetery (3), Sanders Cemetery (4), German Cemetery (5), Zion Evangelical Cemetery (6), Plum Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Fancher Lake (A), Fisher Pond (B), Hermit Lake (C), J C Murphey Lake (D), Golf Lake (E), Hidden Lake (F), Lake Dalecarlia (G), Lake Seven (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Run (A), West Creek (B), Stony Run (C), Eagle Creek (D), Cedar Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake County include: Camp Area Number Five (1), Lemon Lake County Park (2), Buckley Homestead County Park (3), Leroy Community Park (4), Deep River County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cook County, Illinois , Jasper County , Kankakee County, Illinois , Newton County , Porter County , Will County, Illinois .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 24,644
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 25,848 (55% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

5.3%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4,259
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,188
  • 1985 to 1989: 3,013
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,067
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,365
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,719
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,912
  • 1965 to 1969: 6,325

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.1%

Lake County marital status for males Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 78,206 (8,805 second mortgage, 8,731 home equity loan, 370 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 34,893

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
Lake County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

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
Lake County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 288
This county:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Lake County:

Average size of farms: 265 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,796
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $320.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,315
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $111,948
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.41%
Corn for grain: 53801 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1381 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 51155 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,827 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 89 acres

Tornado activity:

Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 1938472.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/12/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake County-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 214.5 miles away from Lake County 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 189.1 miles away from the county 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 78.1 miles away from the county 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 245.9 miles away from the county 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 212.6 miles away from Lake County 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 294.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (42%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • Yugoslavia (6%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Greece (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Lake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 168,666 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 23,566 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,048 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 30 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 383 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4,067 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 169 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 87 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 278 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,136 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,309 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,208 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lake County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 2,721 people in nursing homes
  • 772 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 709 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 561 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 202 people in other group homes
  • 110 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 95 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 78 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 73 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 45 people in religious group quarters
  • 44 people in halfway houses
  • 43 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 37 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 37 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 35 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Lake County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 2,015 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,422 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,292 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 437 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 422 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 259 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 130 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 124 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 80 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 45 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 6 people in federal detention centers
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,785.

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%

1.10% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($8,839 average AGI)
2.99% relocated from other states ($26,395 average AGI)
Lake County:

2.99%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Marion County, IN  0.11% ($24,629)
from Jasper County, IN  0.07% ($39,925)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.06% ($29,543)
from DuPage County, IL  0.04% ($48,659)


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%

1.73% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($12,117 average AGI)
2.99% relocated to other states ($21,455 average AGI)
Lake County:

2.99%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Will County, IL  0.09% ($41,424)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.08% ($33,057)
to Jasper County, IN  0.08% ($40,569)
to Tippecanoe County, IN  0.07% ($24,290)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 72,840 (61,501 aged, 11,339 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18731
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 470.410
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46488.7

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1378.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 941.220
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.61

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.51
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 198.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 157.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.6
  • Suffocation - 6.8
  • Other - 21.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.2
  • Suffocation - 23.8
  • Poisoning - 11.5
  • Other - 5.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 489,656

Size of family households: 50,186 2-persons, 30,481 3-persons, 24,844 4-persons, 12,856 5-persons, 5,381 6-persons, 3,899 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 51,612 1-person, 7,698 2-persons, 815 3-persons, 262 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

75,526 married couples with children.
37,419 single-parent households (5,972 men, 31,447 women).

86.5% of residents of Lake County speak English at home.
8.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,777,048,000 ($5658 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $50,224,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,221,696,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $736,975,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,836,000
Federal grants: $629,848,000
Federal procurement contracts: $59,828,000 ($29,880,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $112,865,000 ($9,337,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $17,926,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $269,951,000
Federal Government insurance: $497,654,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 36,926
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 25,122
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,352
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,831
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 80.92 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,916
  • 2000 to 2004: 21,819
  • 1990 to 1999: 20,647
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,796
  • 1970 to 1979: 30,576
  • 1960 to 1969: 28,659
  • 1950 to 1959: 39,261
  • 1940 to 1949: 22,356
  • 1939 or earlier: 32,323
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 90
  • 2 rooms: 767
  • 3 rooms: 2,592
  • 4 rooms: 12,496
  • 5 rooms: 33,727
  • 6 rooms: 31,403
  • 7 rooms: 20,392
  • 8 rooms: 13,177
  • 9+ rooms: 10,679
  • 1 room: 1,547
  • 2 rooms: 4,182
  • 3 rooms: 10,248
  • 4 rooms: 17,584
  • 5 rooms: 12,943
  • 6 rooms: 5,759
  • 7 rooms: 2,198
  • 8 rooms: 1,227
  • 9+ rooms: 622
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 362
  • 1 bedroom: 2,747
  • 2 bedrooms: 28,570
  • 3 bedrooms: 67,722
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,488
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,434
  • no bedroom: 2,264
  • 1 bedroom: 14,884
  • 2 bedrooms: 25,809
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,737
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,098
  • 5+ bedrooms: 518
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,499
  • 1 vehicle: 37,474
  • 2 vehicles: 54,641
  • 3 vehicles: 19,208
  • 4 vehicles: 5,866
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,635
  • no vehicle: 12,825
  • 1 vehicle: 28,544
  • 2 vehicles: 12,236
  • 3 vehicles: 2,147
  • 4 vehicles: 351
  • 5+ vehicles: 207

62% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in Indiana.

Lake County:

62.2%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.3%)
  • Electricity (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (75.7%)
  • Electricity (19.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,908
Here:

11.7%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,784
Here:

9.1%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,445
Here:

20.7%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,848,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $112,755,000
    General - Other: $54,584,000
    Central Staff Services: $31,257,000
    Financial Administration: $20,855,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,745,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,494,000
    Police Protection: $13,551,000
    Regular Highways: $12,146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,553,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,929,000
    Health - Other: $4,469,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,161,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,751,000
    Housing and Community Development: $400,000
    Local Fire Protection: $333,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $308,000
    Sewerage: $127,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,946,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,727,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,866,000
    Police Protection: $519,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $220,000
    Central Staff Services: $136,000
    Corrections - Other: $127,000
    Regular Highways: $100,000
    Financial Administration: $80,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,060,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $19,922,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,226,000
    Sewerage: $196,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $0
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,582,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,283,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,972,000
    Rents: $190,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,438,000
    All Other: $22,372,000
    Public Welfare: $13,359,000
    Highways: $6,569,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,742,000
    Health and Hospitals: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $232,696,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $19,962,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,586,000
    Other License: $251,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $155,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,242,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,887,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,355,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,368,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,427,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,301,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 111 full tracts)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,018$139,6881,621$148,02510,192$152,019624$55,82258$624,862536$96,05432$115,813
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED101$139,703125$133,056948$152,13594$33,1172$232,50057$96,26310$77,700
APPLICATIONS DENIED385$118,961325$130,1754,154$140,663699$33,9767$940,571290$88,94130$80,033
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN148$123,068109$136,8072,229$148,156103$63,0970$0109$100,95410$114,100
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS45$138,40055$136,164690$148,58674$61,5540$032$76,3445$86,600
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 80 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED339$168,074359$185,8642$60,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED121$184,116148$180,4468$64,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED72$151,34789$184,1910$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$168,86240$186,1751$128,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$172,8335$181,6001$107,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lake County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4,95873.8 years
Mary4,16978.9 years
William2,68672.3 years
James2,54768.8 years
Joseph2,38474.1 years
Robert2,20068.3 years
George2,16174.4 years
Helen1,84479.0 years
Charles1,69371.7 years
Frank1,54675.0 years
Most common last names in Lake County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,33271.6 years
Johnson1,09871.2 years
Williams1,07769.5 years
Jones85170.7 years
Brown81470.6 years
Davis61770.7 years
Miller53873.7 years
Wilson49172.0 years
Jackson47970.4 years
Anderson46373.1 years
Businesses in Lake County, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Kohl's2
ALDI4Kroger2
ALDO1La Quinta1
AT&T5La-Z-Boy3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture5
Ace Hardware5LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts8Little Caesars Pizza7
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's7
Alco Stores1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Macy's1
Applebee's3Marriott5
Arby's7Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets26
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone11McDonald's26
Avenue2Meijer2
BMW1Men's Wearhouse2
Bakers Square2Menards3
Baskin-Robbins12Motel 62
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance8
Best Western3New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental1Nike29
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nissan2
Burger King15Office Depot2
CVS7OfficeMax2
CarMax1Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy2
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines2Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet4Pac Sun1
Chipotle1Panda Express3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread2
Church's Chicken4Papa John's Pizza5
Cinnabon 1Payless8
Circle K5Penske5
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart2
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut7
Costco1Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel2Popeyes5
Cricket Wireless20Quality1
Curves7Quiznos2
DHL1RadioShack8
Dairy Queen18Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster2
Dennys3Red Robin2
Discount Tire2Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears6
Dunkin Donuts17Sephora1
Express1Shoe Carnival2
Extended Stay America1Skechers USA1
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug4Sprint Nextel12
FedEx48Staples2
Finish Line1Starbucks9
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Steak 'n Shake2
Ford4Subaru1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Subway30
GNC4Super 82
GameStop10T-Mobile20
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's2
Goodwill9T.J.Maxx2
Gymboree1Taco Bell9
H&R Block23Target4
Hilton1The Limited1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place2
Holiday Inn3Toyota2
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot3True Value5
Honda2U-Haul24
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular2
Houlihan's1UPS74
Hyundai2Value City Furniture1
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney2Verizon Wireless4
Jamba Juice1Victoria's Secret1
Jewel-Osco2Volkswagen2
Jimmy John's69Walgreens21
Jones New York7Walmart3
Journeys1Wendy's11
Justice2Wet Seal1
KFC15White Castle11
Kincaid1World Gym1
Kmart3YMCA2

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