Burns Harbor, Indiana

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Burns Harbor, Indiana

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High Points

Burns Harbor strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Burns Harbor Low Violent Crime
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Burns Harbor Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Burns Harbor Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Burns Harbor Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Burns Harbor People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Burns Harbor, Indiana

Comparing Burns Harbor to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 4
Age of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 4 5
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 7

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Burns Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Porter
Standard Zip Codes 46304
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.625
Longitude -87.144

Burns Harbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
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Burns Harbor Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 766 100%
Male 390 50.9%
Female 376 49.1%
Under 18 189 24.7%
18+ 577 75.3%
65+ 81 10.6%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.95
White 722 94.3%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 8 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.2%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 22 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 4.3%

Estimated Burns Harbor Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 820
Growth 54
Growth % 7%

Burns Harbor Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.9%
Irish 13.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
English 10.9%
US/American 9.4%
Polish 4.3%
Swedish 3.6%
Slovak 3%
Dutch 2.8%
Lithuanian 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
Italian 1.6%
Serbian 1.4%
Greek 1.4%
French Canadian 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Romanian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Eastern European 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Macedonian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burns Harbor 766 $57,188
Chesterton 10,488 $66,239
Lake Station 13,948 $41,454
New Chicago 2,063 $36,852
Ogden Dunes 1,313 $90,719
Portage 33,496 $54,316
Porter 4,972 $60,254
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