Lake County, Indiana Population 2020

Lake County, Indiana's estimated population is 484,766 with a growth rate of -0.29% 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
2018484,411-355-0.07%
2017484,766-1,433-0.29%
2016486,199-1,696-0.35%
2015487,895-3,078-0.63%
2014490,973-795-0.16%
2013491,768-1,619-0.33%
2012493,387-1,501-0.30%
2011494,888-1,051-0.21%
2010495,93920,3454.28%
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%

How Many People Live in Lake County, Indiana?

484,766

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White299,80261.58%
Black or African American116,70823.97%
Some Other Race46,2239.49%
Two or More Races16,0023.29%
Asian6,7031.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2790.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1320.03%

Lake County, Indiana Population Pyramid 2020

Lake County, Indiana Median Age

38.7


Total

37.4


Male

40.2


Female

Lake County, Indiana Adults

There are 370,509 adults, (76,230 of whom are seniors) in Lake County, Indiana.

Lake County, Indiana Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

251,334

51.62%

Male

235,515

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
Married85.9%14.1%
All69.6%30.4%
Male64.4%35.6%
Non Family60.1%39.9%
Female47.5%52.5%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All185,4372.5969.6
Married81,6543.2985.9
Non Family62,9391.1960.1
Female30,4073.447.5
Male10,4373.2664.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lake County, Indiana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14,0184.29%
9th to 12th Grade25,0137.65%
High School Graduate114,44434.99%
Some College73,66822.52%
Associates Degree27,6818.46%
Bachelors Degree48,28514.76%
Graduate Degree23,9747.33%

Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White195,000178,91950,557
Black72,92964,42911,592
Hispanic51,31737,5616,604
Other Race26,32218,4612,394
Multiple Races5,6654,7101,376
Asian4,6284,3082,518
Native American1,018842258
Islander1048629

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 93.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,030$49,492$30,882
Less Than High School$24,691$32,303$16,501
High School Grad$33,353$41,958$23,583
Some College$36,582$51,233$30,196
Bachelors Degree$49,756$64,082$40,223
Graduate Degree$61,382$73,153$56,512

$39,030

Average Earnings

$49,492

Average Male

$30,882

Average Female

Lake County, Indiana Language

Lake County, Indiana Language by Age

Lake County, Indiana Language

85.43% of Lake County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 14.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.45% of the population.

Lake County, Indiana Poverty

Lake County, Indiana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black114,73734,56530.13%
White261,23923,1748.87%
Hispanic90,25018,71920.74%
Other45,84010,73123.41%
Multiple15,6934,06725.92%
Asian6,53188213.50%
Native1,25716513.13%

16.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.60%

Male Poverty Rate

18.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is Black, with 30.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is White, with 8.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.60%
High School13.53%
Some College11.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.73%
Male Unemployed27.20%
Female Employed9.09%
Male Employed5.28%

Lake County, Indiana Income

Lake County, Indiana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,249$70,401
Families$66,566$81,928
Married Families$83,460$99,221
Non Families$32,550$44,678

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

Lake County, Indiana Veterans

27,437

Number of Veterans

25,596

Male Veterans

1,841

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,667
First Gulf War4,425
Second Gulf War3,418
Korea2,439
World War II1,186

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,9617.93%
Black6,3937.58%
Hispanic3,1075.01%
Other1,3904.28%
2 or More4175.36%
Asian1582.84%
Indian1019.03%
Hawaiian1713.71%

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Education

7.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake County, Indiana Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Lake County, Indiana Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.42%

Born in Indiana

93.11%

Native Born

6.89%

Foreign Born

2.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.11% of Lake County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 55.42% having been born in Indiana. 2.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  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