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Overview

Introduction to Lowell, Indiana

Located in Lake county, Lowell, Indiana, is 20 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 41 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

Lowell History

The city, now known as Lowell, was originally inhabited by many native American tribes, including the Pottawatomies. In the late 1670s, the French settled in the region. The land on which the town stands today was officially purchased by the state in 1832. The city was named by its founder, Melvin Arthur Halsted, in honor of his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Lowell and nearby Attractions

  • Buckley Homestead
  • Evergreen Park
  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • Brauer Museum of Art
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • La Salle State Fish and Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Lowell

The town of Lowell celebrates the Buckley Homestead Fall Festival every October. The Redwing Lake, the Liberty Park, and the Lowell Commercial Historic District are in the area. Historic remnants at the Matteson Historical Museum are showcased. The Brauer Museum of Art and the La Salle State Fish and Wildlife Area are close by.

Lowell Transportation

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

Lowell Higher Education

The Indiana University-Northwest, the Praire State College, and the Purdue University offer higher educational classes.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,423
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+4,361
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,433

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,125
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18.6%
Median Gross Rent$950
Median House Value$150,600

Ancestry

German37.4%
Irish22.4%
Polish11.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Italian7.9%
English7.3%
Dutch7%
Serbian4%
Croatian2.7%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Canadian1.3%
Lithuanian1%
Czech1%
Macedonian1%
Slovak0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.7%
Romanian0.5%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Lowell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes46356
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.29
Approximate Longitude-87.41

Lowell 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
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationHOBART 2 WNW
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance19.9 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 Lake11,872$68,873
Crown Point28,743$79,296
Hebron4,041$64,255
Schererville28,899$92,837
Schneider225$52,917
St. John15,777$106,924

Lowell Public Libraries

Lowell Public Library
1505 EAST COMMERCIAL AVENUE
Lowell, Indiana
(219) 696-7704

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Lowell Public Schools

Lake Prairie Elementary Sch
11601 W 181st Ave
ZIP: 46356
(219) 696-7541
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Lowell Middle School
19250 Cline Ave
ZIP: 46356
(219) 696-7701
Middle
Total Enrollment 823
Lowell Senior High School
2051 E Commercial Ave
ZIP: 46356
(219) 696-7733
High
Total Enrollment 1188
Oak Hill Elementary School
425 S Nichols St
ZIP: 46356
(219) 696-9285
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Three Creeks Elem School
670 S Burr St
ZIP: 46356
(219) 696-5740
Primary
Total Enrollment 486

Lowell Private Schools

St Edward School
210 S Nichols St
ZIP: 46356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
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