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Encyclopedia > Lake County, Indiana
Lake County, Indiana
Seal of Lake County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Indiana
Statistics
Formed 1837
Seat Crown Point
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,622 km² (626 mi²)
1,287 km² (497 mi²)
335 km² (129 mi²), 20.65%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

484,564
975/sq mi (376/km²)
Website: http://www.lakecountyin.org/

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 484,564, making it Indiana's second largest county. The county seat is Crown Point6. This county is part of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. Image File history File links Lake_County_in_seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Lake_County. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crown Point is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Crown Point is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used by local residents, businesses, governments, and planning agencies. ...

Contents

History

Lake County was formed in 1837. It was named for its location on Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,622 km² (626 mi²). 1,287 km² (497 mi²) of it is land and 335 km² (129 mi²) of it (20.65%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Commercial Airport

FAA diagram of GYY Gary/Chicago International Airport (IATA: GYY, ICAO: KGYY) is an airport located in Gary, Indiana that serves the Chicagoland area, located 25 miles (40 km) southeast of the Chicago Loop. ...

Major highways

Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Route across the United States Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST California US-395 INY 0. ... U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... U.S. Highway 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. ... U.S. Highway 231 is a spur of U.S. Highway 31. ... Indiana State Road 2 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west route running from the Illinois border at Illinois Route 17 east to the outskirts of South Bend, Indiana at the U.S. 20/31 freeway, also known as the St. ... State Road 53 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a state highway in northwest Indiana that runs from U.S. Route 231 in Crown Point north to Gary at the main gate of the U.S. Steel plant. ...

Railroads

CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS&SB, reporting mark CSS) (more commonly known as the South Shore Line) was an electric-powered interurban passenger railroad which operated between downtown Chicago, Illinois and suburban areas along the south shore of Lake Michigan in Illinois and northern Indiana. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ...

Adjacent counties

Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... Porter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ...

Demographics

Lake County
Population by year

2000 484,564
1990 475,594
1980 522,965
1970 546,253
1960 513,269
1950 368,152
1940 293,195
1930 261,310
1920 159,957
1910 82,864
1900 37,892
1890 23,886
1880 15,091
1870 12,339
1860 9,145
1850 3,991
1840 1,468

As of the census² of 2000, there were 484,564 people, 181,633 households, and 126,961 families residing in the county. The population density was 376/km² (975/mi²). There were 194,992 housing units at an average density of 151/km² (392/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.72% White, 25.33% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.96% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. 12.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 181,633 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% were married couples living together, 16.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.19. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $41,829, and the median income for a family was $50,131. Males had a median income of $41,986 versus $26,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,639. About 9.70% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Cedar Lake is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Crown Point is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... Dyer is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... East Chicago (IPA: ) is a city in Lake County, Indiana, opposite Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Griffith is a town located in Lake County, Indiana and Calumet Township of Lake County, USA. It is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, and is located in The Region of Northwest Indiana. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Lake Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. ... Highland is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Hobart is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... Lake Dalecarlia is a census-designated place located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Lake Station is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Lakes of the Four Seasons is a census-designated place located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Lowell is a small developing town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Location Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates , Government County Lake Geographical characteristics Area     City 86. ... Munster is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... New Chicago is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Schererville is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Schneider is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... St. ... Whiting is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Winfield is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ...

Townships

  • Calumet
  • Cedar Creek
  • Center
  • Eagle Creek
  • Hanover
  • Hobart
  • North
  • Ross
  • St. John
  • West Creek
  • Winfield

Education

The administration of public schools in Lake County is divided among 16 corporations and governing bodies, more than any other Indiana county. [1]

Colleges and Universities Gary Community School Corporation serves most students who reside in Gary, Indiana. ... Lake Ridge Schools Corporation is based in Gary, Indiana and serves students within the unincorporated sections of the Calumet Township of Indiana and to a lesser extent Gary. ... The School Town of Munster is the school district which serves the town of Munster, Indiana. ... Tri-Creek School Corporation is a school district in Lowell, Lake County, Indiana. ...

Calumet College of St. ... Hyles-Anderson College is an unaccredited Bible college in unincorporated St. ... Indiana University Northwest   Indiana University Northwest (IUN) is a regional campus in the Indiana University system located in Gary, Indiana. ... Ivy Tech State College is the state of Indianas second-largest post-secondary school. ... Purdue University Calumet first opened for classes at its current site in 1951 after having started offering classes in Hammond in 1946. ... Kaplan College is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States and is a subsidiary of Kaplan Inc. ...

Major Businesses

Cargill, Incorporated is a privately held, multinational corporation, and is based in the state of Minnesota in the United States. ... Commonwealth Edison (usually called Com Ed by Chicagoans) is an electric company in Illinois owned by Exelon Corporation. ... Dietrich Industries is a company that manufactures steel framing and finishing products, such as materials for plaster and stucco. ... Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. ... Johnny Moss, Chris Wills, Amarillo Slim, Jack Binion, and Puggy Pearson outside the Horseshoe at the 1974 World Series of Poker Binions Horseshoe is a popular hotel and casino located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Lear Corporation, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA is a Fortune 500 company, engaged in the business of manufacturing and distribution of automotive interiors systems. ... The Majestic Star Casino, LLC is a gaming holding company based in Gary, Indiana. ... Mittal Steel Company N.V. (NYSE: MT) is the worlds largest steel producer. ... Columbia Gas of Ohio headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. ... The Times of Northwest Indiana is a daily newspaper headquartered in Munster, Indiana. ... PepsiAmericas, Inc. ... The Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana is a daily newspaper headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. ... Unilever (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR, NYSE: UN) is an Anglo-Dutch company that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... The United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), later named USX Corporation in 1991, then renamed the United States Steel Corporation again in 2001 when the shareholders of USX spun off the steelmaking assets of the company after its acquisition of Marathon Oil, was once the largest steel producer and largest...

Indiana State Quarter

Indiana State Quarter missing the northwest section of Lake County.

The northwest tip of Lake County is seemingly missing from the state outline on the Indiana state quarter. Unlike the similar occurrence with Dade County, Georgia on the Georgia state quarter, fewer complaints were made concerning the omission. Download high resolution version (942x936, 109 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (942x936, 109 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Dade County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


External links

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0934213488.

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Lake County, Indiana (115 words)
Lake County has strong ethnic diversity, with more than 80 cultures represented.
The trip to and from Chicago is short, and the county's placement at the southern tip of Lake Michigan makes it ideal for various forms of recreation.
Lake County is appreciated for its miles of beaches, acres of parks, great dining, hometown festivals, and impressive entertainment.
Lake County, Indiana Genealogical Records Information (1148 words)
Lake County was formally organized February 15, 1837, derives its name from its local situation, being bounded north by Lake Michigan, east by Porter County, south by the Kankakee River, and west by the State of Illinois.
Prior to establishing the County Seat, court was conducted in the home of Milo Robinson, as nearly all the lands within the limits of Lake County were still the property of the government.
The County Seat was moved back to the location of Milo Robinson's home and was originally to be called "Lake County Courthouse," however, the name being too cumbersome, it was suggest that the county agent, George Earle, and the two proprietors, Judge Clark and Solon Robinson, select a new name.
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