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Population (year 2000): 13,895. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,071 (+8.5% change)
Males: 6,770 (48.7%), Females: 7,125 (51.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $63,045 (year 2000)
Median house value: $141,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Dyer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (22.1%), Polish (20.9%), Irish (17.6%), Italian (10.0%), Dutch (7.2%), English (6.1%).Indiana

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Dyer,

For population 25 years and over in Dyer

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dyer town

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

4.9% Foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,046 (+28.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Hammond, (7.8 miles pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (26.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (3.1 miles Lynwood, IN (3.6 miles Munster, Village, IL Sauk (3.8 miles IL (4.0 miles Willowbrook, John, IN (4.3 miles St. IN (4.8 miles Schererville, IN Highland, (5.1 miles IL Lansing, (5.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 156 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 1997: 102 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1998: 162 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 1999: 197 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2000: 128 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2001: 131 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2002: 125 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2003: 95 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2004: 134 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2005: 217 buildings, average cost: $102,200

Latitude: 41.50 N, Longitude: 87.51 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Manufacturing (15.4%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,458 (-24.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 797 (11.2%)


 

Crime in Dyer by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 3 2 2 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 21.6 14.4 14.4 14.4
Robberies 3 7 8 2 5 5
    per 100,000 21.6 50.4 57.6 14.4 36.0 36.0
Assaults 8 14 3 9 4 7
    per 100,000 57.6 100.8 21.6 64.8 28.8 50.4
Burglaries 41 28 50 38 32 36
    per 100,000 295.1 201.5 359.8 273.5 230.3 259.1
Thefts 230 255 235 238 212 197
    per 100,000 1655.3 1835.2 1691.3 1712.8 1525.7 1417.8
Auto thefts 33 23 33 27 26 22
    per 100,000 237.5 165.5 237.5 194.3 187.1 158.3
123.9 136.0 142.1 126.2 114.4 114.1

Average climate in Dyer, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dyer,

Dyer-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Dyer city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.4 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Scott Vandermeer - College basketball player (Bowling Green Falcons).


Hospital/medical center in Dyer:
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS INC SC (24 JOLIET STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dyer:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
  • ILLIANA SURGERY AND MEDICAL CENTER LLC (about 4 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-NORTHWEST IN (about 8 miles; HAMMOND, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dyer:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 11 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 26 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 36 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dyer:
  • LANSING MUNI (about 3 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 8 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • SANGER (about 15 miles; MONEE, IL; ID: C56)

Amtrak station:
DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
Local government website:
College/University in Dyer:
  • MID-AMERICA REFORMED SEMINARY (Location: 229 SEMINARY DR; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dyer:
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 7 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 8 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 12 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; FT enrollment: 3,191)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 14 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
Public primary/middle schools in Dyer:
  • KAHLER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,114; Location: 600 JOLIET ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PROTSMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 672; Location: 1121 HARRISON; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GEORGE BIBICH ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 611; Location: 14600 W 81ST ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Dyer:
  • ST JOSEPH (Students: 197; Location: 430 JOLIET ST; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable location: Briar Ridge Country Club (A).

Churches in Dyer include: Maria Goretti Catholic Church (A), Rivers of Living Water Church (B), Dyer United Methodist Church (C), Dyer Presbyterian Church (D), Dyer Baptist Church (E), First Christian Church of Dyer (F), Saint Joseph Church (G).

Cemetery: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1).

Creek: Plum Creek (A).

Parks in Dyer include: Pheasant Hills Park (1), Northgate Community Park (2).


Dyer compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Dyer:
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO 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.)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Dyer:
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; 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.)
  • WZVN (107.1 FM; LOWELL, IN; Owner: M & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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 Dyer:
  • 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)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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