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Overview

Introduction to Crown Point, Indiana

Crown Point, Indiana, in Lake county, is 12 miles S of Gary, Indiana and 34 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the city are in the Gary metropolitan area. Crown Point has a population of 19,806.

Crown Point History

The present day city of Crown Point was first settled in in 1834. Solon Robinson and his family arrived here on October 31, 1834 and were the first settlers in the area. It became the county seat of Lake County in 1837. A wooden county courthouse was also built in Crown Point in the same year. The area was incorporated as a city in 1868.

Crown Point and nearby Attractions

  • Deep River Waterpark
  • Brauer Museum of Art
  • Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • Matteson Historical Museum

Things To Do In Crown Point

Collins Park, Saverman Woods Park, Thomas Street Park, Wells Street Park, Kaiser Park and Jerry Ross Park are all parks in Crown Point. You can even visit the Lake County Historical Museum and Crown Point Community Library to explore the history of the city. The Deep River Waterpark is also a popular spot in the area. In addition, the City of Collins Park organizes various recreational events and programs such as the Lake County Fair, annual festivals of Corn Roast, the Taste of Crown Point and many more.

Crown Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from Gary/Chicago Airport.

Crown Point Higher Education

Hyles- Anderson College and Horizon Career College are the local colleges. In addition, Indiana University- Northwest and Ivy Tech State College- Northwest are nearby.

People

Total Population 28,444
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 13,169
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.7%
Median Earnings25+ $45,243
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,941
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,981

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,064
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $947
Median House Value $170,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.7%
Irish 13.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crown Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles S of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46307
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46308
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.416
Longitude -87.365

Crown Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crown Point, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lakes of Four Seasons (46307)

Palmer (46307)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Lake 11,757 $67,329
Griffith 16,643 $68,240
Lowell 9,400 $68,011
Merrillville 35,322 $63,060
Schererville 28,987 $85,441
St. John 15,789 $108,580

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crown Point Public Libraries

Library
Crown Point Community Library
214 S COURT ST
Crown Point, Indiana
(219) 663-0270

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Crown Point Hospitals

ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER OF CROWN POINT
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1201 SOUTH MAIN STREET
(219) 738-2100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Crown Point High Schools

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CROWN POINT HIGH SCHOOL
1500 S MAIN ST
219-663-4885
Serves 1,983 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

EAGLE PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOL
2150 W 97TH PL
219-769-4085
A Special Education School
Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.3

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