Overview

Introduction to Cedar Lake, Indiana

Cedar Lake, Indiana, in Lake county, is 15 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 36 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

Cedar Lake History

Cedar Lake was originally inhabited by the Native Americans, though white settlers entered the area in the 1870s. The Cedar Lake Post Office was opened 1870. The Monon Railroad first entered the area in 1882. It became a popular lakeside resort for Chicagoans during the late 1800s. Cedar Lake was incorporated into the state in 1970. The town was named after the lake, which was previously known as Red Cedar Lake. It is located in Lake county, which was formed in 1837.

Cedar Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lake of the Red Cedars Museum
  • Deep River Waterpark
  • Lake county Historical Museum
  • La Salle State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Pines Peak Family Ski Area

Things To Do In Cedar Lake

The Lemon Lake County Park and Buckley Homestead County Park are close by. The Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, Matteson Historical Museum, and Midwest Carvers Museum are among the history museums in the area. Cedar Lake, The Monastery Golf Club and South Shore Country Club are in the area. In addition, the Cedar Lake Summerfest is held in the month of June every year.

Cedar Lake Transportation

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

Cedar Lake Higher Education

Indiana University - Northwest, Purdue University - Calumet Campus, and Ivy Tech State College - Northwest provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,024
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+5,744
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$42,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,608

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,086
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20.8%
Median Gross Rent$861
Median House Value$170,100

Ancestry

German29%
Irish21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.1%
Polish16.5%
Italian9%
English8.3%
Dutch8.2%
Swedish3.3%
Russian2.3%
Croatian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Serbian1.6%
Scottish1.1%
Hungarian0.8%
Czech0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Cedar Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes46303
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.37
Approximate Longitude-87.43

Cedar Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOWELL
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationINDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crown Point28,952$82,883
Dyer16,077$93,622
Lowell9,502$70,664
Merrillville35,183$68,113
Schererville28,778$89,820
St. John16,391$110,952

Cedar Lake Public Schools

Douglas Macarthur Elem Sch
12900 Fairbanks
ZIP: 46303
(219) 662-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Hanover Central High Sch
10120 W 133rd St
ZIP: 46303
(219) 374-3800
High
Total Enrollment 699
Hanover Central Middle School
10631 W 141st St
ZIP: 46303
(219) 374-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 513
Jane Ball Elementary School
13313 Parrish St
ZIP: 46303
(219) 374-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Lincoln Elementary School
12245 W 109th Ave
ZIP: 46303
(219) 374-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
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