Lake County, IN

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2022 Population
497,682
0.354% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.255% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
0.206% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,375
6.97% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,100
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
226,992
1.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake County, IN had a population of 498k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $66,375. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake County, IN grew from 495,925 to 497,682, a 0.354% increase and its median household income grew from $62,052 to $66,375, a 6.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23%), Other (Hispanic) (8.07%), White (Hispanic) (6.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.53%).

None of the households in Lake County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Lake County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, IN are Purdue University Northwest (1,940 degrees awarded in 2022), Indiana University-Northwest (630 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland (233 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lake County, IN was $195,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Lake County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake County, IN is home to a population of 498k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.04% of Lake County, IN residents were born outside of the country (35k people).

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (262k people) in Lake County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 40.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Lake County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, IN was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    262k ± 644
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 795
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    40.2k ± 2.28k
20.2%
Hispanic Population
100k people

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (262k people) in Lake County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 40.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20.2% of the people in Lake County, IN are hispanic (100k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35k people
6.94%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
34.4k people

As of 2022, 7.04% of Lake County, IN residents (35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, IN was 6.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,518 ± 671
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,847 ± 624
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,250 ± 556

Lake County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, IN employs 227k people. The largest industries in Lake County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,999 people), Manufacturing (34,187 people), and Retail Trade (25,526 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,955), Utilities ($81,359), and Construction ($64,491).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

227k
2022 Value
± 3,891
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 2.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, IN grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 224k employees to 227k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,121 people), Management Occupations (21,520 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,015 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

227k
2022 Value
± 3,891
1.15%
1 Year growth
± 2.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, IN grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 224k employees to 227k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (34,999 people), Manufacturing (34,187 people), and Retail Trade (25,526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,108
Median earning men ± $1,344
$34,513
Median earning women ± $590

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,401), Public Administration ($69,979), and Manufacturing ($68,957).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($47,746), Manufacturing ($46,539), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,978).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,984
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,475
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,015
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, IN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.46%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lake County, IN awarded 3,141 degrees. The student population of Lake County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,248 male students and 8,146 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, IN are White (1,664 and 54.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (660 and 21.8%), Black or African American (476 and 15.7%), and Asian (106 and 3.5%).

The largest universities in Lake County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University Northwest (1,940 and 61.8%), Indiana University-Northwest (630 and 20.1%), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland (233 and 7.42%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, IN are Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (493 and 15.7%), Registered Nursing (290 and 9.23%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (177 and 5.64%).

The median tuition costs in Lake County, IN are $20,500 for private four year colleges, and $7,156 and $17,174 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lake County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,394 (39.2% men and 60.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,394 students enrolled in Lake County, IN, 39.2% men and 60.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,790 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lake County, IN was Registered Nursing with 183 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lake County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,940 degrees awarded
  2. 630 degrees awarded
  3. 233 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University Northwest with 1,940 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,021 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, IN, which is 0.482 times less than the 2,120 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,664 degrees mean that there were 2.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 660 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,150) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, IN was $195,100 in 2022, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,800 to $195,100, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, IN is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake County, IN have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake County, IN is $66,375. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lake County, IN was Census Tract 404.02 with a value of $154,904, followed by Census Tract 428.02 and Census Tract 426.02, with respective values of $113,371 and $112,738.

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.57%.

Property

$195,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,059
$136,080
Median Property Taxes
±$2,922

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Lake County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 404.02
  2. Census Tract 428.02
  3. Census Tract 426.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, IN was Census Tract 404.02 with a value of $154,904, followed by Census Tract 428.02 and Census Tract 426.02, with respective values of $113,371 and $112,738.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,375
Median Household Income
± $1,228
192k
Number of Households
± 3,395

In 2022, the median household income of the 192k households in Lake County, IN grew to $66,375 from the previous year's value of $62,052.

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.15%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Lake County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.61%) and those who worked at home (6.15%).

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, IN have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.16% of the workforce in Lake County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, IN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.57%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, IN (72.4k out of 492k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake County, IN is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 25.2% of the children was living in poverty in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 395 in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.08 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Lake County, IN has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 0.807% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see 1896 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (1922 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 497 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,896 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IN

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see an average of 1,896 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (1,922 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.77%
Uninsured
49.9%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
9.28%
Non-Group
0.807%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, IN declined by 5% from 7.13% to 6.77%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.5 in Lake County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.1% in Lake County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.93% in Lake County, IN.

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