Salt Creek Commons, Indiana

Submit your own pictures of this place and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 2,117.
Males: 1,146  (54.1%)
Females: 971  (45.9%)
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Indiana median age:

38.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,483
Salt Creek Commons:

$72,483
IN:

$57,603

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,582

Salt Creek Commons CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $206,900
Salt Creek Commons:

$206,900
IN:

$156,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $143,363; detached houses: $144,026

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,184.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salt Creek Commons: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.3%
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Salt Creek Commons, IN (2019)
    • 1,82184.8%White alone
    • 24011.2%Hispanic
    • 391.8%Asian alone
    • 271.3%Other race alone
    • 231.1%Two or more races

Races in Salt Creek Commons detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Ancestries: Irish (24.7%), Polish (19.2%), German (7.0%), European (5.5%), Italian (4.1%), Scottish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

87 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This place:

4.1%
Indiana:

5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $895 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $755 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (11.6 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (36.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wheeler, IN (1.4 miles ),
South Haven, IN (1.5 miles ),
Shorewood Forest, IN (1.9 miles ),
Valparaiso, IN (2.2 miles ),
Portage, IN (2.3 miles ),
Hobart, IN (2.6 miles ),
Burns Harbor, IN (2.7 miles ),
Lake Station, IN (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 87.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

Distribution of median household income in Salt Creek Commons, IN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Salt Creek Commons, IN in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Indiana:

4.9%
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 92.3. This is worse than average.

City:

92.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 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 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.658. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.658
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.52
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 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Salt Creek Commons-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Salt Creek Commons place 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 4.9 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Salt Creek Commons-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 33% 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 215.2 miles away from Salt Creek Commons 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 190.2 miles away from Salt Creek Commons center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from Salt Creek Commons center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 246.1 miles away from the city 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 284.8 miles away from the city 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 91.2 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 Porter County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Salt Creek Commons:

  • OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE OF PORTAGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FOUNTAINVIEW PLACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF VALPARAISO (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; PORTAGE, IN)

Amtrak stations near Salt Creek Commons:

  • 19 miles: MICHIGAN CITY (100 WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salt Creek Commons:

  • Valparaiso University (about 6 miles; Valparaiso, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,542)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 11 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 14 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 18 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • South Suburban College (about 26 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Prairie State College (about 26 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 27 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear place borders

Porter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

84.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
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: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Salt Creek Commons:

Marital status in Salt Creek Commons, IN
  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Salt Creek Commons:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Indiana average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Salt Creek Commons, IN (based on Porter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic29,5838
Evangelical Protestant23,85791
Mainline Protestant10,64026
Other1,1367
Orthodox8602
None98,267-
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: 13
Porter County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Porter County:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Porter County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Porter County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Porter County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Indiana:

14.3%

6.05% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lake County, IN  2.59% ($47,223 average AGI)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.60% ($47,608)
from Cook County, IL  0.55% ($78,234)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Porter County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lake County, IN  1.71% ($42,248 average AGI)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.68% ($44,131)
to Cook County, IL  0.39% ($64,409)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salt Creek Commons:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WAKE (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VALPARAISO, IN)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salt Creek Commons:

  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • 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 Salt Creek Commons:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W18CF (Channel 18; ELKHART, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.8mTotal length
  • $837,000Total costs
  • 23,421Total average daily traffic
  • 2,215Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,678Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salt Creek Commons, IN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Salt Creek Commons compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
Cost of Living Calculator