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Overview

Introduction to Hobart, Indiana

Hobart, Indiana, in Lake county, is 6 miles SE of Gary, Indiana and 30 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Gary area. There are 25,363 residents in Hobart.

Hobart History

Frederick Hobart Earle purchased land from the Native Americans living in this area in 1846, and went on to establish Hobart. He also built the first grist mill in the area. Frederick's son, George Earle, named the area after his father. Hobart went on to be incorporated as town in 1889 and achieved cityhood in 1921.

Hobart and nearby Attractions

  • Oak Savannah trail
  • Lake George
  • Cressmoor Prairie
  • Westfield Southlake
  • Lake Michigan
  • Indiana Dunes State Park

Things To Do In Hobart

Lake George is a popular recreational spot. People come here to stroll along the riverfront. They also enjoy fishing and boating on the lake. During the summer months, musical programs are organized at Lakefront Park and also at the Revelli Bandshell. Besides this, the city also has 14 parks, two 18 hole public golf courses, basketball courts, and baseball, football, rugby, and soccer fields .

Hobart Transportation

Gary/Chicago International Airport can be reached in few minutes.

Hobart Higher Education

Ivy Tech State College and Indiana University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,693
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+14,227
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$39,854
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,420
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,778

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,653
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$852
Median House Value$136,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
Irish19.2%
Polish9.3%
English8.9%
Italian4.7%
Dutch3.1%
French Except Basque3%
Slovak3%
Hungarian1.9%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Greek1.5%
Croatian1.3%
Serbian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Albanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
African0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Haitian0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hobart Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes46342
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.53
Approximate Longitude-87.26

Hobart 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
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationOGDEN DUNES
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches
StationINDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance11.3 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
Gary77,858$35,364
Lake Station12,199$45,009
Merrillville35,268$63,094
New Chicago1,805$43,824
Ogden Dunes1,138$113,971
Portage37,054$67,604

Hobart Hospitals

St Mary Medical Center Inc
(Non-profit)
1500 S Lake Park Ave
(219) 942-0551

Hobart Public Schools

Hobart High School
2211 E Tenth St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 942-8521
High
Total Enrollment 1326
Hobart Middle School
36 E 8th St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 942-8541
Middle
Total Enrollment 937
Joan Martin Elementary School
301 E 10th St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 947-7869
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
John I Meister Elementary School
3300 Jay St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 962-1103
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Liberty Elementary School
130 N Liberty St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 942-4251
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Ridge View Elementary School
3333 W Old Ridge Rd
ZIP: 46342
(219) 942-5614
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
River Forest Intermediate
3350 Indiana St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 962-7716
Middle
Total Enrollment 232
River Forest Jr-sr High School
3300 Indiana St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 962-7551
Other
Total Enrollment 626
The Early Lrn Cntr At George Earle
400 N Wilson St
ZIP: 46342
(219) 942-7263
Primary
Total Enrollment 323

Hobart Private Schools

Montessori Academy In The Oaks
2109 E 57th Ave
ZIP: 46342
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
St Bridget School
107 Main St
ZIP: 46342
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
Trinity Lutheran School
891 S Linda St
ZIP: 46342
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
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