Lake County, Indiana Population 2018

Lake County, Indiana's estimated population is 485,640 with a growth rate of -0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lake County, Indiana is the 2nd largest county in Indiana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017488,6943,0540.63%
2017485,640-952-0.20%
2016486,592-1,724-0.35%
2015488,316-2,840-0.58%
2014491,156-609-0.12%
2013491,765-1,580-0.32%
2012493,345-1,539-0.31%
2011494,884-994-0.20%
2010495,87820,2844.26%
1990475,594-47,371-9.06%
1980522,965-23,288-4.26%
1970546,25332,9846.43%
1960513,269145,11739.42%
1950368,15274,95725.57%
1940293,19531,88512.20%
1930261,310101,35363.36%
1920159,95777,09393.04%
191082,86444,972118.68%
190037,89214,00658.64%
189023,8868,79558.28%
188015,0912,75222.30%
187012,3393,19434.93%
18609,1455,154129.14%
18503,9912,523171.87%
18401,4680.00%

Lake County, Indiana Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White302,770
Black or African American118,873
Some Other Race44,677
Two or More Races14,032
Asian6,701
American Indian and Alaska Native1,435
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander206

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Lake County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,00020,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lake County, Indiana Median Age

38.6


Total

37.2


Male

40.2


Female

Lake County, Indiana Adults

There are 370,543 adults, (74,262 of whom are seniors) in Lake County, Indiana.

Lake County, Indiana Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

252,357

51.64%

Male

236,337

48.36%

Lake County, Indiana Households and Families

Lake County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Lake County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All69.3%30.7%
Male63.7%36.3%
Non Family59.5%40.5%
Female48.2%51.8%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake County, Indiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All185,5242.669.3
Married82,3443.385.2
Non Family61,9401.1859.5
Female31,0523.3848.2
Male10,1883.2163.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lake County, Indiana Households

Lake County, Indiana Education

Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,9284.27%
9th to 12th Grade25,0757.68%
High School Graduate113,73334.83%
Some College76,31823.37%
Associates Degree27,4768.42%
Bachelors Degree47,03014.40%
Graduate Degree22,9397.03%

Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White195,682179,04848,939
Black73,38765,21011,123
Hispanic50,18936,7376,642
Other Race24,98017,5882,522
Multiple Races4,9404,1891,128
Asian4,5164,1062,419
Native American1,077844230
Islander726910

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 53.57%.

Lake County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,959$47,351$29,897
Less Than High School$22,628$30,357$16,957
High School Grad$31,872$41,693$22,373
Some College$35,138$48,762$28,307
Bachelors Degree$49,098$63,067$40,158
Graduate Degree$60,592$70,894$53,973

$36,959

Average Earnings

$47,351

Average Male

$29,897

Average Female

Lake County, Indiana Language

Lake County, Indiana Language by Age

Lake County, Indiana Language

85.46% of Lake County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 14.54% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.55% of the population.

Lake County, Indiana Poverty

Lake County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black116,87636,66931.37%
White263,06323,5518.95%
Hispanic89,15918,05820.25%
Other44,2469,58421.66%
Multiple13,8203,57825.89%
Asian6,5551,14517.47%
Native1,40319113.61%
Islander19511659.49%

16.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.00%

Male Poverty Rate

18.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is Islander, with 59.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is White, with 8.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.59%.

Lake County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.10%
High School13.25%
Some College12.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%

Lake County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.85%
Male Unemployed27.60%
Female Employed9.07%
Male Employed5.50%

Lake County, Indiana Income

Lake County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,559$68,067
Families$63,912$78,998
Married Families$80,161$95,716
Non Families$32,068$43,361

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

Lake County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Lake County, Indiana Veterans

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by War

28,701

Number of Veterans

26,865

Male Veterans

1,836

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,420
First Gulf War4,596
Second Gulf War3,121
Korea2,782
World War II1,343

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 748,232
75+6,765
35 to 546,762
55 to 645,155
18 to 341,787

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,6078.14%
Black7,1038.33%
Hispanic3,2215.30%
Other1,4704.76%
2 or More2814.21%
Indian14211.95%
Asian961.75%
Hawaiian22.78%

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Education

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake County, Indiana Employment Status

Lake County, Indiana Employment by Age

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lake County, Indiana Employment by Race

Lake County, Indiana Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lake County, Indiana

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hammond8082377134-3689-4.56%
Gary8031476424-3890-4.84%
Merrillville3497134994230.07%
Crown Point278412917613354.80%
Schererville2924728701-546-1.87%
East Chicago2969828418-1280-4.31%
Hobart2938628248-1138-3.87%
Munster2359022825-765-3.24%
Highland2374022737-1003-4.22%
St. John1489216800190812.81%
Griffith1689316252-641-3.79%
Dyer1636615941-425-2.60%
Cedar Lake11560121836235.39%
Lake Station1258711952-635-5.04%
Lowell930595192142.30%
Winfield45295560103122.76%
Whiting49974831-166-3.32%
New Chicago20351956-79-3.88%
Schneider277270-7-2.53%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990