Lake Station, Indiana Population 2021

11,739
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Lake Station is a city located in Lake County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 11,739, it is the 71st largest city in Indiana and the 2769th largest city in the United States . Lake Station is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -6.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,572 in 2010. Lake Station reached it's highest population of 14,294 in 1980. Spanning over 8 miles, Lake Station has a population density of 1,413 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Station is $54,335 with a poverty rate of 24.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $953 per month, and the median house value is $84,400. The median age in Lake Station is 35.9 years, 36 years for males, and 35.7 years for females.

Lake Station Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lake Station was:

  • White: 77.45%
  • Other race: 11.01%
  • Black or African American: 5.58%
  • Two or more races: 5.33%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lake Station, Indiana is 11,739 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,898.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,572.

Lake Station, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,29577.45%
Some Other Race1,32211.01%
Black or African American6705.58%
Two or More Races6405.33%
Asian510.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.20%
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Lake Station Population by Race

Lake Station Population Pyramid $2021

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Lake Station Median Age

35.9


Total

36


Male

35.7


Female

Lake Station Adults

There are 8,665 adults, (1,463 of whom are seniors) in Lake Station.

Lake Station Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Station Sex Ratio

Female

5,869

48.90%

Male

6,133

51.10%

Lake Station Population by Age

Lake Station Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Station Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
Male73.1%26.9%
Non Family71.1%28.9%
All70.8%29.2%
Female41.9%58.1%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake Station Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2082.8270.8
Married1,7943.2181.4
Non Family1,3581.2771.1
Female6994.3841.9
Male3573.6473.1

3.36

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Lake Station Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4425.66%
9th to 12th Grade1,04313.37%
High School Graduate3,66146.92%
Some College1,41718.16%
Associates Degree4595.88%
Bachelors Degree4746.07%
Graduate Degree3073.93%
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Lake Station Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Station Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2684,476562
Hispanic2,0671,392135
Other Race8035884
Black32631649
2+ Races15211750
Asian3636
Native American2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.89%.

Lake Station Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,678$43,778$23,519
Less Than 9th Grade$30,423$42,400$21,034
High School Graduate$30,140$36,791$21,464
Some College$26,836$62,572$23,407
Bachelors Degree$31,053$$30,329
Graduate Degree$64,839$74,190$51,613

$30,678

Average Earnings

$43,778

Average Male

$23,519

Average Female

Lake Station Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Station Language by Age

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Lake Station Language

81.53% of Lake Station residents speak only English, while 18.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.93% of the population.

Lake Station Language

Lake Station Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3861,53620.80%
Hispanic3,46284024.26%
Multiple64033652.50%
Black66129845.08%
Other1,32223417.70%
Asian511223.53%

24.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.23%

Male Poverty Rate

23.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Station

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Station is Multiple, with 52.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Station is Other, with 17.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.57%.

Lake Station Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.21%
High School17.24%
Some College17.22%
Bachelors or Greater6.40%

Lake Station Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed59.80%
Female Unemployed16.77%
Female Employed10.62%
Male Employed10.49%

Lake Station Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Station Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,857$54,335
Families$55,510$61,160
Married Families$64,234-
Non Families$28,056$35,767
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Income by Household Type

Lake Station Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Station Married by Age and Sex

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Lake Station 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 Station Marital Status by Race

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Lake Station Marital Status

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733

Number of Veterans

652

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam336
First Gulf War138
Second Gulf War127
Korea55
World War II

Lake Station Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74324
35 to 54206
55 to 6490
75+68
18 to 3445

Lake Station Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5958.42%
Hispanic1124.96%
Other Race10011.21%
Black387.88%

Lake Station Veterans by Race

Lake Station Veterans by Education

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11.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Station Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Station Employment by Age

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Lake Station Employment by Race

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Lake Station Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.30%

Born in Lake Station

93.98%

Native Born

6.02%

Foreign Born

3.50%

Non Citizen

2.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.98% of Lake Station residents were born in the United States, with 67.30% having been born in Indiana. 3.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lake Station Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,739-53-0.45%
202011,792-53-0.45%
201911,845-53-0.45%
201811,898-88-0.73%
201711,986-104-0.86%
201612,090-104-0.85%
201512,194-133-1.08%
201412,327-84-0.68%
201312,411-93-0.74%
201212,504-82-0.65%
201112,586-73-0.58%
201012,659-1,289-0.96%
200013,948490.04%
199013,899-395-0.28%
198014,2940.00%

Lake Station Population by Year