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Encyclopedia > Schererville, Indiana
Town of Schererville, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°29′21″N, 87°26′35″W
County Lake
Area
 - City 35.3 km²  (13.6 sq mi)
 - Land 35.2 km² (13.6 sq mi)
 - Water 0.1 km² (0 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 24,851
 - Density 705.0/km² (1,825.9/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: www.ci.schererville.in.us

Schererville is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is part of Chicagoland. The population was 24,851 at the 2000 census and an estimated 28,394 as of July 2005. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 384 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (512 × 800 pixel, file size: 34 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Schererville, Indiana ... 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. ... List of Indiana counties: Adams County Allen County Bartholomew County Benton County Blackford County Boone County Brown County Carroll County Cass County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crawford County Daviess County Dearborn County Decatur County DeKalb County Delaware County Dubois County Elkhart County Fayette County Floyd County Fountain County... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), or summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. ... Central Daylight Time or CDT is the Central Time Zone (or CST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... 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. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ...

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History

Long before Indiana became a state, long before the founding of Schererville, people called this place the "Crossroads." The name was appropriate, for several Indian trails that later became routes for the wagons of settlers traveling west intersected here.


One of those settlers was Nicholas Scherer, who arrived in the U.S. from Germany in 1846. When he came to this place at the southern tip of Lake Michigan in 1866, he founded the community that bears his name.


Today, trails still cross at Schererville, the modern trails of a motorized society, U.S. Highways 41 and 30. Nearby are newer trails, I-80/94 and I-65. All these are primary transcontinental routes and gives Schererville its slogan: "Crossroads of the Nation."


Since the 1990s, Schererville has attracted many former Illinois residents. The town's strategic location, reasonable housing costs, and high level of municipal services have contributed to its growth in recent years.


Geography

Schererville is located at 41°29′21″N, 87°26′35″W (41.489135, -87.443137)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.3 km² (13.6 mi²). 35.2 km² (13.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.22%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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. ...


Demographics

a tract of houses in Schererville
a tract of houses in Schererville

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 24,851 people, 9,660 households, and 6,829 families residing in the town. The population density was 705.0/km² (1,825.9/mi²). There were 10,006 housing units at an average density of 283.9/km² (735.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.45% White, 2.14% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.03% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 433 pixel Image in higher resolution (2945 × 1595 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 433 pixel Image in higher resolution (2945 × 1595 pixel, file size: 2. ... 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 United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,660 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $59,243, and the median income for a family was $70,474. Males had a median income of $50,732 versus $30,745 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,528. About 1.4% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.2% 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. ...


Education

Schererville is served by the Lake Central School Corporation, which also services the adjacent towns of St. John and Dyer. St. ... Dyer is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ...


Private schools in the town include St. Michael School and the Forest Ridge Academy.


Newspaper

The Times is the leading news source for residents in and around Schererville. The Times of Northwest Indiana is a daily newspaper headquartered in Munster, Indiana. ...


Transportation

The closest commercial airport to Schererville is the Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary. 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. ...


External links

  • Official town website
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 41.489135° -87.443137°

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