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Population (year 2000): 9,279. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,901 (+6.7% change)
Males: 4,730 (51.0%), Females: 4,549 (49.0%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Median household income: $43,987 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Cedar Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (27.9%), Irish (15.3%), Polish (10.0%), English (7.4%), United States (6.5%), Dutch (6.0%).Lake, Indiana

Elevation: 725 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Cedar Lake

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cedar Lake town

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +332 (+3.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (16.1 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (36.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dalecarlia, IN (3.4 miles Lake IN Lowell, (5.4 miles John, IN (6.2 miles St. Point, IN (6.8 miles Crown IN (8.4 miles Schererville, IL (9.1 miles Willowbrook, IN (10.5 miles Dyer, IN (10.8 miles Merrillville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 88 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 1997: 71 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 1998: 64 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2002: 72 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2003: 106 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2004: 109 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2005: 143 buildings, average cost: $155,200

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 87.44 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.1%), Construction (14.5%), Retail trade (14.4%), Educational,health and social services (14.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,200 (-34.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 657 (14.6%)


 

Crime in Cedar Lake by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 0 1 0
    per 100,000 32.3 0.0 10.8 0.0
Robberies 2 5 0 0
    per 100,000 21.6 53.9 0.0 0.0
Assaults 64 15 12 N/A
    per 100,000 689.7 161.7 129.3 N/A
Burglaries 45 70 35 68
    per 100,000 485.0 754.4 377.2 732.8
Thefts 250 223 216 307
    per 100,000 2694.3 2403.3 2327.8 3308.5
Auto thefts 17 29 23 22
    per 100,000 183.2 312.5 247.9 237.1
313.7 222.4 169.5 N/A

Average climate in Cedar Lake, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cedar Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Cedar Lake city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Cedar Lake:
  • ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; CROWN POINT, IN)
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS INC SC (about 10 miles; DYER, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS INC SOUTHLAKE (about 11 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cedar Lake:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 17 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 31 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 36 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cedar Lake:
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 11 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • LOWELL (about 12 miles; LOWELL, IN; ID: C97)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)

Amtrak station near Cedar Lake:
  • 11 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3 $8,989 $35,956 17 $6,226
Police Protection - Officers 15 $48,883 $39,106 3 $210
Streets and Highways 7 $17,851 $30,601 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   6 $635
Financial Administration 6 $14,590 $29,180 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,648 $31,776 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $13,169 $31,605 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   6 $553
Welfare 3 $5,418 $21,672 1 $1,023
Health 0 $0   12 $7,831
Police - Other 5 $10,853 $26,047 3 $782
Totals for Government 45 $122,401 $32,640 48 $17,260
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cedar Lake:
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 14 miles; GARY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,208)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 15 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 16 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; FT enrollment: 3,191)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 20 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
Public high school in Cedar Lake:
  • HANOVER CENTRAL HIGH SCH (Students: 528; Location: 10120 W 133RD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Cedar Lake:
  • DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ELEM SCH (Students: 521; Location: 12900 FAIRBANKS; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JANE BALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 466; Location: 13313 PARRISH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 12245 W 109TH AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HANOVER CENTRAL JR HIGH (Students: 261; Location: 10120 W 133RD ST; Grades: 07 - 08)

Notable locations in Cedar Lake: Monastery Golf Club (A), South Shore Country Club (B), South Lake County Community Services (C).

Churches in Cedar Lake include: Apostolic Fellowship Church (A), Lakeside Baptist Church (B), Hope Lutheran Church (C), Cedar Lake United Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), New Life Bible Church (F), Holy Name Catholic Church (G), Community Bible Church (H).

Cemeteries: Holy Name Cemetery (1), Schubert Cemetery (2).

Lake: Cedar Lake (A).

Park in Cedar Lake: Onehundredthirtyseventh Avenue Park (1).


Cedar Lake compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Cedar Lake:
  • 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Cedar Lake:
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRD (103.9 FM; CROWN POINT, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Cedar Lake:
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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