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Population (year 2000): 21,511. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,347 (+3.9% change)
Males: 10,300 (47.9%), Females: 11,211 (52.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $63,243 (year 2000)
Median house value: $163,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Munster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Asian Indian (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Black (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (19.5%), Polish (19.4%), Irish (14.1%), Italian (8.0%), English (7.1%), Dutch (5.0%).Indiana

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 7.5 square miles

Munster,

For population 25 years and over in Munster

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Munster town

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

7.9% Foreign born (3.6% Asia, 3.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,528 (+7.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Hammond, (4.2 miles pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (23.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN Highland, (3.0 miles IL Lansing, (3.2 miles IN (3.6 miles Dyer, IL (3.7 miles Lynwood, IN Hammond, (4.2 miles City, IL (5.3 miles Calumet IN (5.4 miles Griffith, IN (5.9 miles Schererville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 120 buildings, average cost: $227,400
  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $273,200
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $281,500
  • 1999: 95 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $284,800
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $322,100
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $317,100
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $299,200
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $305,300
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $331,300

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 87.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.7%), Manufacturing (15.8%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,538 (+7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,357 (23.2%)


 

Crime in Munster by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6
Rapes 5 0 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 23.2 0.0 0.0 9.3 0.0 0.0
Robberies 16 17 7 14 8 13
    per 100,000 74.4 79.0 32.5 65.1 37.2 60.4
Assaults 42 26 20 26 38 30
    per 100,000 195.2 120.9 93.0 120.9 176.7 139.5
Burglaries 41 42 49 40 48 33
    per 100,000 190.6 195.2 227.8 186.0 223.1 153.4
Thefts 448 488 412 440 459 436
    per 100,000 2082.7 2268.6 1915.3 2045.5 2133.8 2026.9
Auto thefts 52 53 64 53 46 24
    per 100,000 241.7 246.4 297.5 246.4 213.8 111.6
186.6 172.0 144.7 162.0 164.6 151.4

Average climate in Munster, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Munster,

Munster-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 12.8 miles away from the Munster 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 41.2 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Main business address for: CFS BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), NORTHWEST INDIANA BANCORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Munster:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (901 MACARTHUR BOULEVARD)
  • ILLIANA SURGERY AND MEDICAL CENTER LLC (701 SUPERIOR AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Munster:
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-NORTHWEST IN (about 5 miles; HAMMOND, IN)
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS-NO CAM (about 5 miles; HAMMOND, IN)
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS INC SC (about 5 miles; DYER, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Munster:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 8 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 24 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 36 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Munster:
  • LANSING MUNI (about 2 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 8 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • SANGER (about 18 miles; MONEE, IL; ID: C56)

Amtrak stations near Munster:
  • 4 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 10 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.
  • 12 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
Local government website:

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
Water Supply 10 $28,366 $34,039 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $31,186 $41,581 0 $0
Other Government Administration 22 $65,258 $35,595 1 $677
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $917
Police Protection - Officers 38 $145,843 $46,055 0 $0
Firefighters 1 $5,440 $65,280 57 $17,375
Police - Other 11 $26,172 $28,551 13 $5,790
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $1,680
Streets and Highways 19 $56,360 $35,595 3 $2,232
Financial Administration 9 $24,352 $32,469 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $12,184 $29,241 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 12 $33,425 $33,425 36 $6,682
Totals for Government 136 $428,584 $37,816 112 $35,353
College/University in Munster:
  • DON ROBERTS SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 24; Location: 7975 CALUMET AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Munster:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 5 miles; HAMMOND, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,312)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 8 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 10 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 13 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
Public high school in Munster:
  • MUNSTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,388; Location: 8808 COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Munster:
  • WILBUR WRIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 933; Location: 8650 COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANK H HAMMOND ELEM SCH (Students: 715; Location: 1301 FRAN-LIN PKY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JAMES B EADS ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 430; Location: 8001 HARRISON AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ERNEST R ELLIOTT ELEM SCH (Students: 397; Location: 8718 WHITE OAK AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Munster:
  • ST THOMAS MORE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 8435 CALUMET AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 8601 HARRISON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Munster: Munster Branch Lake County Public Library (A), Munster Town Hall (B).

Shopping Centers: Eastwood Mall Shopping Center (1), Calumet Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Munster include: Saint Thomas More Church (A), Trinity Reformed Church (B), Westminster Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Fair Meadows Community Church (E), Munster Christian Church (F), Munster Bible Church (G), First Church of God (H).

Parks in Munster include: Orchard Park (1), Stewart Park (2), Beech Park (3), Circle Park (4), Bieker Woods Park (5), Twin Creek Park (6).


Munster 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Munster:
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • 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.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • 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.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Munster:
  • 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.)
  • 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 Munster:
  • 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.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

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