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Overview

Introduction to Lake Station, Indiana

Lake Station, Indiana, in Lake county, is 5 miles E of Gary, Indiana and 29 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The city is conveniently located inside the Gary metropolitan area.

Lake Station History

This area once served as a depot stop on the Detroit to Chicago railroad. It was initially named Lake Station by George Earle in 1852. The name, however, was changed to East Gary in 1908 to attract executives from the US Steel plant in Gary, Indiana. Urban decay and crime in Gary forced the residents to go back to the original name of "Lake Station" in 1977.

Lake Station and nearby Attractions

  • Deep River
  • Deep River Outdoor Recreation Center
  • Four Winds Park
  • Grand Boulevard Lake
  • Central Shopping Center

Things To Do In Lake Station

The city is host to some interesting local events and celebrations, like the Fuzz Follies, a car show that is organized annually at Riverview Park. The city has also been hosting The Heritage Days Festival since 2004. Both events are usually organized in the month of June. The Deep River and Grand Boulevard Lake are ideal places for relaxation, fishing and swimming. There are several parks in the city as well.

Lake Station Transportation

Gary/ Chicago International Airport is nearby.

Lake Station Higher Education

Ivy Tech State College, Indiana University and Purdue University offer courses for higher studies.

People

Total Population 12,268
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,316
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,917
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,349

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,236
% Above Poverty Level 73.9%
% Below Poverty Level 26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $803
Median House Value $81,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 15.4%

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

Lake Station Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46405
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.575
Longitude -87.238

Lake Station 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 2.9 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 OGDEN DUNES
Distance 4.1 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
Station INDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance 9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burns Harbor 1,326 $72,768
Gary 78,483 $32,887
Hobart 28,943 $71,357
New Chicago 2,081 $49,074
Ogden Dunes 1,203 $111,875
Portage 37,197 $66,043

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

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Lake Station High Schools

THOMAS A EDISON JR-SR HS
3304 PARKSIDE AVE
219-962-8531
Serves 595 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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