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Overview

Introduction to St. John, Indiana

Located in Lake county, St. John, Indiana, is 9 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 29 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

St. John History

St. John is a town located in St. John Township in Lake county, Indiana. St. John Township is one of the eleven townships of Lake county, which was formed in 1837. The town was named in honor of John Hack, one of the early settlers to the area.

St. John and nearby Attractions

  • Lemon Lake county Park
  • Sauzer's Kiddieland
  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Palmira Golf & Country Club

Things To Do In St. John

Both Sauzer's Kiddieland and the Palmira Golf & Country Club are in the area. The city is home to a number of parks such as the Lemon Lake County Park, Deep River County Park, and Buckley Homestead County Park. Nearby is the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve.

St. John Transportation

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

St. John Higher Education

Higher education schools near the town include the Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Prairie State College, and Indiana University-Northwest Campus.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

St John Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46373
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.45
Longitude -87.47

St John 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 PARK FOREST
Distance 11.6 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 13 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 INDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance 23.7 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
Cedar Lake 11,757 $67,329
Crown Point 28,444 $77,064
Dyer 16,257 $90,907
Griffith 16,643 $68,240
Schererville 28,987 $85,441

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

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St John High Schools

LAKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
8400 WICKER AVE
219-365-8551
Serves 2,607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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