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Population (year 2000): 13,948. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,565 (-2.7% change)
Males: 6,961 (49.9%), Females: 6,987 (50.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $36,984 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Lake Station:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.7%)
  • Hispanic (20.6%)
  • Other race (9.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), Irish (14.6%), United States (5.8%), English (5.5%), Polish (5.3%), Italian (3.7%).Station, Indiana

Elevation: 614 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Lake Station

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Station city

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

4.3% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +33 (+0.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Gary, (5.9 miles pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (34.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chicago, IN (1.3 miles New IN Hobart, (2.9 miles IN (5.1 miles Portage, IN Gary, (5.9 miles Dunes, IN (6.0 miles Ogden IN (7.8 miles Merrillville, Haven, IN (8.7 miles South Harbor, IN (9.8 miles Burns


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $55,900
  • 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

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 87.26 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.0%), Retail trade (15.3%), Educational,health and social services (12.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,543 (-25.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 657 (11.3%)

Average climate in Lake Station, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lake Station-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.8 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Station:
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 3 miles; HOBART, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS NORTHLAKE (about 6 miles; GARY, IN)
  • METHODIST HOSPITALS INC SOUTHLAKE (about 8 miles; MERRILLVILLE, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake Station:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 10 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 20 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 37 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake Station:
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 2 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 11 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • LANSING MUNI (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)

Amtrak stations near Lake Station:
  • 19 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 20 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.

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 and Unallocable 2 $3,126 $18,756 5 $416
Water Supply 6 $13,162 $26,324 1 $464
Parks and Recreation 3 $6,979 $27,916 1 $75
Sewerage 8 $17,519 $26,278 0 $0
Health 1 $1,638 $19,656 14 $12,648
Other Government Administration 1 $4,027 $48,324 21 $4,917
Streets and Highways 10 $24,881 $29,857 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   4 $2,896
Firefighters 0 $0   2 $667
Police - Other 5 $9,584 $23,001 13 $5,503
Financial Administration 6 $11,373 $22,746 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 24 $74,408 $37,204 0 $0
Totals for Government 66 $166,699 $30,308 61 $27,586
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Station:
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 5 miles; GARY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,432)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 8 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 14 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 25 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 25 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
Public high school in Lake Station:
  • THOMAS A EDISON JR-SR HS (Students: 595; Location: 3304 PARKSIDE AVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake Station:
  • HENRY S EVANS ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 339; Location: 2915 E 35TH AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ALEXANDER HAMILTON ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 297; Location: 2900 LAKE ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CARL J POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 2460 VERMILLION ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • VIRGIL I BAILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 2100 UNION ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 2540 PIKE ST; Grades: 01 - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Lake Station:
  • LIBERTY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 146; Location: 2075 RUSH PL; Grades: PK - 11)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER ELEM SCH (Students: 122; Location: 2453 PUTNAM STREET; Grades: KG - 8)

Shopping Center: Central Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Lake Station include: Redeemer Lutheran Church (A), Lake Station Church of Christ (B), Twentyninth Avenue Baptist Church (C), Trinity United Methodist Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), Liverpool Baptist Church (F), East Gary Southern Baptist Church (G), First Christian Church (H).

Cemetery: Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery (1).

Lake: Grand Boulevard Lake (A).

River: Deep River (A).

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

Post office: (A).  


Lake Station compared to Indiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above 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 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
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.)
  • 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.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
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.)
  • 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)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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