Lake County, Indiana Population 2021

Lake County, Indiana's estimated population is 487,599 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lake County, Indiana is the 3rd largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 495,947 and has seen a growth of -1.68% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021487,5991,0530.22%
2020486,5461,0530.22%
2019485,4931,0530.22%
2018484,440-161-0.03%
2017484,601-1,491-0.31%
2016486,092-1,816-0.37%
2015487,908-3,119-0.64%
2014491,027-705-0.14%
2013491,732-1,658-0.34%
2012493,390-1,564-0.32%
2011494,954-993-0.20%
2010495,94720,3534.28%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.22%
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State
County Seat
2010 Population
495,947
Growth Since 2010
-1.68%
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Lake County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White300,77061.92%
Black or African American114,89123.65%
Some Other Race45,1699.30%
Two or More Races16,5273.40%
Asian6,9111.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2860.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1530.03%
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Lake County, Indiana Population by Race

Lake County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Lake County, Indiana Median Age

39.1


Total

37.6


Male

40.5


Female

Lake County, Indiana Adults

There are 370,770 adults, (78,104 of whom are seniors) in Lake County, Indiana.

Lake County, Indiana Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

250,778

51.63%

Male

234,929

48.37%

Lake County, Indiana Population by Age

Lake County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All69.7%30.3%
Male63.4%36.6%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Female47.1%52.9%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All186,7312.5769.7
Married82,0683.2786.2
Non Family64,2811.1960.2
Female29,9193.3747.1
Male10,4633.2863.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Lake County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,6034.15%
9th to 12th Grade23,5887.19%
High School Graduate114,96035.06%
Some College73,84822.52%
Associates Degree27,8758.50%
Bachelors Degree48,93814.93%
Graduate Degree25,0507.64%
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Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White194,393179,66251,767
Black72,77364,24511,665
Hispanic52,49939,4296,977
Other Race26,01418,5332,234
2+ Races5,9245,0821,468
Asian4,8244,3342,526
Native American994835265
Islander13010514

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.36%.

Lake County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,435$51,136$31,148
Less Than 9th Grade$26,236$34,828$16,952
High School Graduate$33,469$43,299$24,445
Some College$38,124$52,935$30,425
Bachelors Degree$51,818$66,609$41,801
Graduate Degree$63,269$74,866$60,193

$40,435

Average Earnings

$51,136

Average Male

$31,148

Average Female

Lake County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake County, Indiana Language by Age

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Lake County, Indiana Language

85.29% of Lake County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 14.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.52% of the population.

Lake County, Indiana Language

Lake County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black112,90131,70128.08%
White259,92822,6638.72%
Hispanic91,27817,21718.86%
Other44,73510,20122.80%
Multiple16,1513,80523.56%
Asian6,73993913.93%
Native1,23616413.27%

15.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.78%

Male Poverty Rate

17.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is Black, with 28.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake County, Indiana is White, with 8.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.73%.

Lake County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.49%
High School12.81%
Some College11.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.24%

Lake County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.35%
Male Unemployed26.46%
Female Employed8.59%
Male Employed4.74%

Lake County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,128$73,253
Families$69,821$85,846
Married Families$87,522$103,940
Non Families$33,141$45,898
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Income by Household Type

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Lake County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Lake County, Indiana Marital Status

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26,202

Number of Veterans

24,292

Male Veterans

1,910

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,170
First Gulf War4,195
Second Gulf War3,473
Korea2,036
World War II1,050

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 747,557
75+6,588
35 to 545,641
55 to 644,617
18 to 341,799

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,6817.37%
Black6,4217.67%
Hispanic3,1024.89%
Other Race1,4724.60%
2+ Races3914.81%
Asian1442.47%
Native American817.53%
Islander128.16%

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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7.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lake County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Lake County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Lake County, Indiana 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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55.34%

Born in Lake County, Indiana

93.22%

Native Born

6.78%

Foreign Born

2.90%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.22% of Lake County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 55.34% having been born in Indiana. 2.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lake County, Indiana Place of Birth

  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

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