Lake Station, Indiana

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Population in 2019: 11,845 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 6,046  (51.1%)
Females: 5,799  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 46405.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,670 (it was $36,984 in 2000)
Lake Station:

$48,670
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,885 (it was $15,319 in 2000)

Lake Station city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,078 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Lake Station:

$92,078
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $97,885; detached houses: $103,218; townhouses or other attached units: $125,692; in 2-unit structures: $160,273; mobile homes: $12,275

Median gross rent in 2019: $964.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Station: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.7%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for other race residents, 52.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lake Station, IN (2019)
    • 7,34761.2%White alone
    • 3,59330.0%Hispanic
    • 6435.4%Black alone
    • 2562.1%Two or more races
    • 580.5%Asian alone
    • 360.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Lake Station, Indiana as of June 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Station is 432 to 1.


Crime rates in Lake Station by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.6)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(37.7)
9
(71.2)
5
(39.7)
6
(48.6)
3
(24.7)
4
(33.1)
8
(66.9)
1
(8.4)
3
(25.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(60.4)
5
(39.6)
8
(63.5)
9
(73.0)
9
(74.0)
11
(91.1)
14
(117.1)
6
(50.6)
11
(92.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(98.1)
21
(166.2)
12
(95.2)
35
(283.7)
10
(82.2)
6
(49.7)
12
(100.4)
6
(50.6)
17
(143.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
85
(641.4)
107
(846.8)
101
(801.7)
103
(835.0)
74
(608.1)
56
(463.6)
37
(309.5)
60
(506.2)
35
(294.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
428
(3,229)
392
(3,102)
406
(3,222)
417
(3,381)
491
(4,035)
456
(3,775)
393
(3,287)
246
(2,076)
253
(2,130)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(211.3)
37
(292.8)
42
(333.4)
61
(494.5)
51
(419.1)
57
(471.9)
45
(376.4)
26
(219.4)
33
(277.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(30.2)
13
(102.9)
14
(111.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(42.2)
4
(33.7)
City-Data.com crime index274.0308.9297.4350.8295.8318.0308.7201.8204.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lake Station, IN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Indiana average:

1.32
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Ancestries: American (8.6%), German (5.7%), Irish (5.6%), Macedonian (2.8%), Italian (2.7%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 614 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,428 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Station, Indiana map

740 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This city:

6.2%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,253 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,217 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (4.5 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (28.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

New Chicago, IN (1.0 miles ),
Hobart, IN (1.7 miles ),
Portage, IN (2.0 miles ),
Gary, IN (2.1 miles ),
Ogden Dunes, IN (2.3 miles ),
Wheeler, IN (2.4 miles ),
South Haven, IN (2.6 miles ),
Merrillville, IN (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 87.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,919 (-24.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 465 (9.2%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in Lake Station, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lake Station, IN in 2019
Lake Station satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $1,000,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake Station, IN residents
Average permit cost in Lake Station, IN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Indiana:

4.9%
Historical population in Lake Station, IN
Historical housing units in Lake Station, IN

Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in Lake Station, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.5%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (21.5%)
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.2%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Lake Station, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Lake Station, Indiana

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Lake Station, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.4. This is worse than average.

City:

92.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.444. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.444
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0317. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Lake Station city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Station-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 35% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.2 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 193.0 miles away from Lake Station center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from Lake Station center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.3 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) earthquake occurred 249.4 miles away from Lake Station center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from Lake Station 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Station topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Station:

  • HEALTHMASTERS INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • C AND A HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; GARY, IN)

Amtrak stations near Lake Station:

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

  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 5 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 12 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Valparaiso University (about 14 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • South Suburban College (about 19 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 19 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 20 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Prairie State College (about 20 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)

Public elementary/middle school in Lake Station:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Station: Hobart Sky Ranch (A), Lake Station Fire Department Station 2 (B), Lake Station Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Central Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lake Station include: Trinity United Methodist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Community Presbyterian Church (D), Faith Assembly of God Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Lake Station Church of Christ (G), Redeemer Lutheran Church (H), Twentyninth Avenue Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Grand Boulevard Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lake Station include: Riverview Park (1), Mock Park (2), Miller Park (3), Bicentennial Park (4), Deep River Outdoor Recreation Center (5), Columbus Park (6), Johnson Park (7), Four Winds Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

LAKE STATION WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 12,572, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
101 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Lake Station (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lake Station Branch at 3115 Central Avenue, branch established on 1962/11/12. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Lake Station:

Marital status in Lake Station, IN
  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Station:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Indiana average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lake Station
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Lake Station (Lake Station, Indiana Neighborhood Map):

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic101,09658
Evangelical Protestant98,213266
Mainline Protestant28,94378
Black Protestant25,45974
Orthodox13,99014
Other7,46029
None220,844-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
Lake County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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.
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:
Here:

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.3%
State:

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

11.7%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake Station:

47.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.1%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Station:

21.5%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lake Station:

11.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Station:

79.0%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Station, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$104,997$54,7819$8,822
Sewerage 15$60,118$48,0944$1,710
Other and Unallocable 12$36,081$36,0810$0
Streets and Highways 9$29,450$39,2670$0
Solid Waste Management 6$22,929$45,8580$0
Water Supply 5$30,039$72,0940$0
Other Government Administration 4$9,490$28,47011$16,293
Financial Administration 4$17,577$52,7310$0
Parks and Recreation 3$4,701$18,8044$317
Judicial and Legal 2$5,573$33,4384$3,347
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$4,854$29,12410$6,612
Fire - Other 0$0 45$34,202
Firefighters 0$0 24$9,171
Police - Other 0$0 4$2,400
Totals for Government 85$325,809$45,997115$82,874

Lake Station government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $42,000 ($3.55)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($1.10)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,697,000 ($312.11)
    Police Protection: $2,160,000 ($182.36)
    Regular Highways: $1,059,000 ($89.40)
    Water Utilities: $878,000 ($74.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $405,000 ($34.19)
    Central Staff Services: $307,000 ($25.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $231,000 ($19.50)
    Financial Administration: $136,000 ($11.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000 ($9.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($7.09)
    General Public Buildings: $69,000 ($5.83)
    General - Other: $61,000 ($5.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $20,000 ($1.69)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $170,000 ($14.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $193,000 ($16.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000 ($11.82)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($8.86)
    Regular Highways: $81,000 ($6.84)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($1.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,213,000 ($271.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $735,000 ($62.05)

Lake Station government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,853,000 ($409.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $762,000 ($64.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $308,000 ($26.00)
    Other: $36,000 ($3.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $191,000 ($16.12)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $81,000 ($6.84)
    General Revenue - Other: $33,000 ($2.79)
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000 ($1.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,898,000 ($244.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $511,000 ($43.14)
    Other: $258,000 ($21.78)
    General Local Government Support: $93,000 ($7.85)
  • Tax - Property: $1,289,000 ($108.82)
    Other License: $149,000 ($12.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $127,000 ($10.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $51,000 ($4.31)

Lake Station government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,623,000 ($1909.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,429,000 ($964.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,194,000 ($945.04)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,825,000 ($154.07)

Lake Station government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,000 ($18.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,397,000 ($202.36)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $728,000 ($61.46)

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

Here:

4.56%
Indiana average:

6.06%

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

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

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


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

Here:

5.25%
Indiana average:

6.25%

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

0.19%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.13% ($38,911 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.91% ($47,223)
to Marion County, IN  0.32% ($25,124)
Businesses in Lake Station, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Subway2
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Dennys1UPS3
FedEx2Walgreens1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Station:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Station:

  • 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.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Station:

  • 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.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lake Station fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 60.3mTotal length
  • $156,000Total costs
  • 328,486Total average daily traffic
  • 61,013Total average daily truck traffic
  • 283,355Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lake Station, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lake Station, IN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lake Station)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1101 Tippecanoe (Lat: 41.593083 Lon: -87.237806), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQXB936,
    Assigned Frequencies: 915.700 MHz, 915.700 MHz, Grant Date: 01/26/2016, Expiration Date: 01/26/2026, Certifier: David Sparrow, Registrant: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, 1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 973-4210, Fax: (202) 973-4410, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 3629 Central Ave (Lat: 41.585861 Lon: -87.245028), Call Sign: KSD468, Licensee ID: L00066329,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, 154.280 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/1998, Expiration Date: 10/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2003, Registrant: City Of Lake Station, 3629 Central Ave, Lake Station, IN 46405
  • 275 29th Ave (Lat: 41.541694 Lon: -87.290028), Call Sign: WRI231, Licensee ID: L00044387,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.865 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1999, Expiration Date: 08/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: Hobart, Township Of, 275 29th Ave, Lake Station, IN 46405, Phone: (219) 374-7764
  • Lake Station Water Dept 3619 Central Ave (Lat: 41.574194 Lon: -87.241972), Call Sign: WYQ908,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.965 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2014, Expiration Date: 02/24/2024, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 41.576639 Lon: -87.244167, Call Sign: WQAG774, Licensee ID: L00023848,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2600 MHz, 72.1800 MHz, 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2014, Expiration Date: 05/27/2024, Certifier: Dan Dehaven, Registrant: Lake Station Community Schools
  • Lat: 41.570861 Lon: -87.270861, Call Sign: WQAP794,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.5200 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: Guy L Estes, Registrant: Sun Engineering Inc., 950 Marquette Rd, Lake Station In, IN 46405, Phone: (219) 962-1191, Fax: (219) 962-5880, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Station)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 414 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42SG , Serial Number: 4140927, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2020
    Registrant (Corporation): Cn Holdings Inc, Po Box 5148, Lake Station, IN 46405
  • Aircraft: HOWARD AIRCRAFT DGA-15P (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 79530 , Serial Number: 871, Year manufactured: 1943, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 06/04/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry V Larmon, 2199 Wayne St, Lake Station, IN 46405, Other Owners: Larry E Larmon
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/05/2019
  • Aircraft: BARBER JOHN J RAF 2000 - GTX SE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4377F , Serial Number: H2-96-7-253, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 07/14/1998
    Registrant (Individual): John J Barber, 2229 E 27th Ave, Lake Station, IN 46405
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/14/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 5 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 ORIGINATED50$79,60912$72,725111$84,5447$29,0567$52,0542$86,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$68,5831$43,55015$83,1853$21,3333$71,1970$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$71,8697$35,74099$79,37213$42,7839$52,6665$45,070
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$58,3742$45,38536$99,3133$58,8303$38,8801$55,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$88,4600$010$86,0150$01$49,6600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00 , 0417.00, 0418.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$49,6803$92,267
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$75,5402$82,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$37,4300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00 , 0417.00, 0418.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lake Station, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lake Station, IN - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of fires - 153 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lake Station, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (39.4%), and Structure Fires (26.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lake Station, IN
    • 41039.4%Outside Fires
    • 27326.3%Structure Fires
    • 26025.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 979.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Station, IN
Most common first names in Lake Station, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13873.1 years
Mary10575.3 years
William6968.0 years
Joseph6270.3 years
James6165.3 years
George5674.6 years
Charles4972.3 years
Helen4877.0 years
Robert4666.9 years
Frank3972.7 years
Most common last names in Lake Station, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3072.1 years
Johnson1770.3 years
Davis1666.4 years
Martin1562.2 years
Williams1567.8 years
Jones1477.5 years
Miller1470.8 years
Brown1363.5 years
Wilson1266.5 years
Anderson979.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Station, IN
  • 93.7%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Station, IN
  • 91.4%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lake Station compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Lake Station on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 6 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2021.