Lake County, Indiana Population 2018

Lake County, Indiana's estimated population is 485,640 with a growth rate of -0.83% 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
2017485,640-4,058-0.83%
2016489,6983,1060.64%
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
White302,867
Black or African American120,716
Some Other Race44,866
Two or More Races12,848
Asian6,702
American Indian and Alaska Native1,504
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander195

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lake County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lake County, Indiana Median Age

38.2


Total

36.8


Male

39.7


Female

Lake County, Indiana Adults

There are 369,722 adults, (71,496 of which are seniors) in Lake County, Indiana.

Lake County, Indiana Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

252,792

51.62%

Male

236,906

48.38%

Lake County, Indiana Households and Families

Lake County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lake County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All68.8%31.2%
Male63%37%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female47%53%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake County, Indiana Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All184,1402.6368.8
Married81,4663.3285.3
Non Family60,8981.1958.7
Female31,0353.4347
Male10,7413.2563

3.25

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade14,5254.46%
9th to 12th Grade25,8677.95%
High School Graduate114,77935.27%
Some College75,33023.15%
Associates Degree26,9568.28%
Bachelors Degree45,29813.92%
Graduate Degree22,6786.97%

Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White195,687177,39047,324
Black73,88465,30211,060
Hispanic48,94436,1596,351
Other Race24,64317,5762,653
Multiple Races4,5263,7931,056
Asian4,4854,1002,428
Native American1,050793220
Islander61588

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 54.14%.

Lake County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,755$44,978$28,751
Less Than High School$21,483$27,167$15,354
High School Grad$31,062$40,590$21,742
Some College$33,431$46,025$27,336
Bachelors Degree$47,078$62,469$38,926
Graduate Degree$59,356$73,740$52,153

$35,755

Average Earnings

$44,978

Average Male

$28,751

Average Female

Lake County, Indiana Language

Lake County, Indiana Language by Age

Lake County, Indiana Language

85.54% of Lake County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 14.46% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.32% of the population.

Lake County, Indiana Poverty

Lake County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black118,67139,11032.96%
White264,15224,8339.40%
Hispanic87,64218,37020.96%
Other44,37610,05822.67%
Multiple12,5913,27025.97%
Asian6,5461,24218.97%
Native1,49130120.19%
Islander18412366.85%

17.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.76%

Male Poverty Rate

19.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is Islander, with 66.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is White, with 9.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.09%.

Lake County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.92%
High School13.76%
Some College12.04%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

Lake County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.87%
Male Unemployed27.74%
Female Employed9.35%
Male Employed5.69%

Lake County, Indiana Income

Lake County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,905$65,888
Families$61,925$76,491
Married Families$77,797$93,070
Non Families$31,183$41,570

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

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

Lake County, Indiana Veterans

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by War

29,426

Number of Veterans

27,358

Male Veterans

2,068

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,643
First Gulf War4,306
Korea2,954
Second Gulf War2,787
World War II1,771

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 748,116
35 to 547,066
75+6,914
55 to 645,450
18 to 341,880

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,5048.53%
Black6,9988.14%
Hispanic3,0095.08%
Other1,3874.55%
2 or More3115.08%
Asian1142.12%
Indian1119.31%
Hawaiian11.64%

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Education

6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake County, Indiana Employment Status

Lake County, Indiana Employment by Age

62%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

9.6%

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