Introduction to Lowell, Indiana

Located in Lake county, Lowell, Indiana, is 20 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 41 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. There are 7,505 residents living in the town.

Lowell History

The city, now known as Lowell, was originally inhabited by many native American tribes, including the Pottawatomies. In the late 1670s, the French settled in the region. The land on which the town stands today was officially purchased by the state in 1832. The city was named by its founder, Melvin Arthur Halsted, in honor of his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Lowell and nearby Attractions

  • Buckley Homestead
  • Evergreen Park
  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • Brauer Museum of Art
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • La Salle State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Lowell

The town of Lowell celebrates the Buckley Homestead Fall Festival every October. The Redwing Lake, the Liberty Park, and the Lowell Commercial Historic District are in the area. Historic remnants at the Matteson Historical Museum are showcased. The Brauer Museum of Art and the La Salle State Fish and Wildlife Area are close by.

Lowell Transportation

The Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Lowell Higher Education

The Indiana University-Northwest, the Praire State College, and the Purdue University offer higher educational classes.


Total Population 9,347
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 4,424
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,868
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,122
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,359


Median Family Income $69,930
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $929
Median House Value $145,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 20.8%

Lowell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46356
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.291
Longitude -87.42

Lowell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LOWELL
Distance 1.7 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 HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 19.3 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
Distance 19.9 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, Lowell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belshaw (46356)

Creston (46356)

North Hayden (46356)

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 11,653 $68,676
Crown Point 28,259 $77,390
Hebron 3,714 $64,472
Schererville 29,082 $87,391
Schneider 287 $36,875
St. John 15,456 $106,020

Lowell Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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