Introduction to Schererville, Indiana

Schererville, Indiana, in Lake county, is 7 miles SE of Hammond, Indiana and 28 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The town is included in the Gary metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,851 people lived in Schererville.

Schererville History

This area was known as Crossroad's long before Schererville was established, and even before Indiana became a state. The name described the region aptly as many Indian trails intersected here. These trails became the routes of early settlers. One of these early settlers was Nicholas Scherer, who came to the U.S. from Germany in 1846. He arrived in this area in 1866 and established Schererville.

Schererville and nearby Attractions

  • Illiana Racetrack
  • Eldredge Park
  • Scherwood Golf Club
  • Golf Lake
  • Briar Ridge Country Club
  • The Crossroads Shopping Center

Things To Do In Schererville

The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department maintains 23 parks spread over 130 acres. These parks have a number of facilities including sports courts and fields, playgrounds, paved trails and picnic shelters. Some of the seasonal celebrations in the area include the Celebrate Schererville Festival, Country A-Fair and Movies in the Park.

Schererville Transportation

Gary/Chicago International Airport is a short distance away.

Schererville Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at Indiana University, Purdue University and Ivy Tech State College.


Total Population 29,082
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 15,069
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,789
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,967


Median Family Income $87,391
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2%


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $867
Median House Value $209,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 7%
Irish 15.7%

Schererville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46375
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.478
Longitude -87.454

Schererville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • 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
Distance 11.9 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
Station LOWELL
Distance 14.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dyer 16,322 $89,896
Griffith 16,765 $63,443
Merrillville 35,262 $61,305
Munster 23,325 $89,032
St. John 15,456 $106,020
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