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Population (year 2000): 25,363. Estimated population in July 2005: 27,768 (+9.5% change)
Males: 12,313 (48.5%), Females: 13,050 (51.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.7 years
Median household income: $47,759 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Hobart:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.0%)
  • Hispanic (8.1%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (23.7%), Irish (15.5%), Polish (11.3%), English (10.0%), United States (6.5%), Italian (6.4%).Indiana

Elevation: 632 feet

Land area: 26.2 square miles

Hobart,

For population 25 years and over in Hobart

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hobart city

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

2.9% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +643 (+2.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (6.5 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (35.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chicago, IN (2.1 miles New Station, IN Lake (2.9 miles IN (5.5 miles Merrillville, IN Gary, (6.5 miles IN (6.7 miles Portage, IN Winfield, (8.0 miles Dunes, IN (8.4 miles Ogden of the Four Seasons, IN Lakes (9.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 210 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 1997: 155 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 1998: 155 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 1999: 173 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2000: 161 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2001: 203 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2002: 177 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2003: 216 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2004: 161 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2005: 142 buildings, average cost: $162,000

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 87.27 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.5%), Educational,health and social services (15.9%), Retail trade (13.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -364 (-1.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,981 (24.8%)

Crime in Hobart (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 rapes (27.2 per 100,000)
  • 28 robberies (109.0 per 100,000)
  • 81 assaults (315.3 per 100,000)
  • 107 burglaries (416.5 per 100,000)
  • 1,045 thefts (4067.6 per 100,000)
  • 131 auto thefts (509.9 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 343.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Hobart, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hobart,

Hobart-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Hobart 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Craig Osika - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Dec 4, 1979), Larry Bigbie - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Nov 4, 1977).


Hospital/medical center in Hobart:
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER INC (1500 S LAKE PARK AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hobart:
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS INC SOUTHLAKE (about 6 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
  • SOUTHLAKE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH INC (about 6 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS NORTHLAKE (about 7 miles; GARY, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hobart:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 11 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 20 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 38 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hobart:
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 2 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 10 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)

Amtrak station near Hobart:
  • 18 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
Firefighters 58 $179,288 $37,094 10 $3,027
Streets and Highways 30 $78,358 $31,343 2 $1,240
Judicial and Legal 5 $11,519 $27,645 6 $4,428
Fire - Other 1 $2,101 $25,212 0 $0
Other Government Administration 10 $13,412 $16,094 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 54 $170,801 $37,955 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $26,849 $32,218 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 45 $140,268 $37,404 29 $8,666
Parks and Recreation 4 $9,722 $29,166 7 $3,323
Sewerage 22 $55,275 $30,150 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $26,668 $24,616 19 $8,393
Totals for Government 252 $714,261 $34,012 73 $29,076
Colleges/Universities in Hobart:
  • COLLEGE OF COURT REPORTING INC (Full-time enrollment: 79; Location: 111 W 10TH ST STE 111; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ccredu.com)
  • LEWIS SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY (Location: 3400 MICHIGAN ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hobart:
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 5 miles; GARY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,432)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 7 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 14 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 25 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
Public high schools in Hobart:
  • HOBART HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,136; Location: 36 E 8TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIVER FOREST SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 3300 INDIANA ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hobart:
  • HOBART MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 896; Location: 705 E 4TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOAN MARTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 654; Location: 301 E 10TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 130 N LIBERTY ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GEORGE EARLE ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 343; Location: 400 N WILSON ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN I MEISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 3300 JAY ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • RIVER FOREST JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 3250 INDIANA ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • RIVER FOREST ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 242; Location: 3350 INDIANA ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • RIDGE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 3333 W OLD RIDGE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Hobart:
  • ST BRIDGET (Students: 293; Location: 107 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 891 S LINDA ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOBART BAPTIST GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: PENNSYLVANIA AVE - FIRST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY IN THE OAKS (Students: 73; Location: 2109 E 57TH AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • LI'L KIDS (Students: 53; Location: 7846 EAST RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Hobart: Indian Ridge Country Club (A), Cressmoor Country Club (B), Supervisors Country Club (C), Hobart Carnegie Library (D), Hobart Branch Lake County Public Library (E).

Shopping Center: Southlake Mall (1).

Churches in Hobart include: Water of Life Ministries (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Augustana Lutheran Church (C), Barrington Ridge Baptist Church (D), United Pentecostal Church (E), Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), Deep River Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Hobart City Cemetery (1), Chester Cemetery (2), Crown Hill Cemetery (3), Evergreen Memorial Park (4).

Lakes: Robinson Lake (A), Mac Joy Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Frog Creek (A), Turkey Creek (B), Sprout Ditch (C), Duck Creek (D).

Parks in Hobart include: Glenwood Park (1), Robinson Park (2), Brookview Park (3), McAfee Park (4), Lakeview Park (5), Hillman Park (6), Pennsy Park (7).

Post office: (A).  


Hobart compared to Indiana state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Hobart:
  • 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.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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 Hobart:
  • 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.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Hobart:
  • 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)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA 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.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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