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Overview

Introduction to Crown Point, Indiana

Crown Point, Indiana, in Lake county, is 12 miles S of Gary, Indiana and 34 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the city are in the Gary metropolitan area. Crown Point has a population of 19,806.

Crown Point History

The present day city of Crown Point was first settled in in 1834. Solon Robinson and his family arrived here on October 31, 1834 and were the first settlers in the area. It became the county seat of Lake County in 1837. A wooden county courthouse was also built in Crown Point in the same year. The area was incorporated as a city in 1868.

Crown Point and nearby Attractions

  • Deep River Waterpark
  • Brauer Museum of Art
  • Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • Matteson Historical Museum

Things To Do In Crown Point

Collins Park, Saverman Woods Park, Thomas Street Park, Wells Street Park, Kaiser Park and Jerry Ross Park are all parks in Crown Point. You can even visit the Lake County Historical Museum and Crown Point Community Library to explore the history of the city. The Deep River Waterpark is also a popular spot in the area. In addition, the City of Collins Park organizes various recreational events and programs such as the Lake County Fair, annual festivals of Corn Roast, the Taste of Crown Point and many more.

Crown Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from Gary/Chicago Airport.

Crown Point Higher Education

Hyles- Anderson College and Horizon Career College are the local colleges. In addition, Indiana University- Northwest and Ivy Tech State College- Northwest are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,952
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+13,314
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$47,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,439
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,944

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,883
% Above Poverty Level92.2%
% Below Poverty Level7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$989
Median House Value$178,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
Irish13.8%
Polish11.8%
Italian8.4%
English6.2%
Macedonian3.7%
Swedish3%
Slovak2.7%
Croatian2.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Serbian2.3%
Scottish1.9%
Hungarian1.9%
Greek1.8%
Arab1%
Norwegian1%
Russian0.9%
Czech0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Romanian0.6%
Lebanese0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
African0.1%
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Crown Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes46307
P.O. Box Zip Codes46308
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.42
Approximate Longitude-87.35

Crown Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOBART 2 WNW
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance10.7 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
Distance17.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cedar Lake12,024$73,086
Griffith16,468$72,530
Lowell9,502$70,664
Merrillville35,183$68,113
Schererville28,778$89,820
St. John16,391$110,952

Crown Point Public Libraries

Crown Point Community Public Library
122 NORTH MAIN STREET
Crown Point, Indiana
(219) 663-0270

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Crown Point Hospitals

Pinnacle Hospital
(Proprietary)
9301 Connecticut Dr
(219) 756-2100
Vibra Hospital Of Northwestern Indiana
(Proprietary)
9509 Georgia St
(219) 472-2200
Franciscan St Anthony Health - Crown Point
(Non-profit)
1201 S Main St
(219) 757-6100

Crown Point Public Schools

Colonel John Wheeler Middle Schl
401 W Joliet St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-2173
Middle
Total Enrollment 930
Crown Point High School
1500 S Main St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-4885
High
Total Enrollment 2673
Dwight D Eisenhower Elem Sch
1450 S Main St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Eagle Park Community School
2150 W 97th Pl
ZIP: 46307
(219) 769-4085
Other
Total Enrollment 102
Jerry Ross Elementary School
11319 Randolph St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-3010
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Lake Street Elementary School
475 Lake St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-5683
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Robert Taft Middle School
1000 S Main
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-1507
Middle
Total Enrollment 939
Solon Robinson Elementary Sch
601 Pettibone St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-2525
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Timothy Ball Elementary Sch
720 W Summit St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-0047
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Winfield Elementary School
13128 Montgomery St
ZIP: 46307
(219) 663-2287
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Crown Point Private Schools

Avicenna Academy
9803 Colorado St
ZIP: 46307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Holy Family Child Care Center
203 W Franciscan Dr
ZIP: 46307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Northwest Adventist Christian School
10570 Randolph St
ZIP: 46307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Pathway Christian School
495 S Indiana Ave
ZIP: 46307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Mary Catholic Community School
405 E Joliet St
ZIP: 46307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 481
Trinity Lutheran School
250 S Indiana Ave
ZIP: 46307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
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