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Overview

Introduction to Schererville, Indiana

Schererville, Indiana, in Lake county, is 7 miles SE of Hammond, Indiana and 28 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The town is included in the Gary metropolitan area.

Schererville History

This area was known as Crossroad's long before Schererville was established, and even before Indiana became a state. The name described the region aptly as many Indian trails intersected here. These trails became the routes of early settlers. One of these early settlers was Nicholas Scherer, who came to the U.S. from Germany in 1846. He arrived in this area in 1866 and established Schererville.

Schererville and nearby Attractions

  • Illiana Racetrack
  • Eldredge Park
  • Scherwood Golf Club
  • Golf Lake
  • Briar Ridge Country Club
  • The Crossroads Shopping Center

Things To Do In Schererville

The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department maintains 23 parks spread over 130 acres. These parks have a number of facilities including sports courts and fields, playgrounds, paved trails and picnic shelters. Some of the seasonal celebrations in the area include the Celebrate Schererville Festival, Country A-Fair and Movies in the Park.

Schererville Transportation

Gary/Chicago International Airport is a short distance away.

Schererville Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at Indiana University, Purdue University and Ivy Tech State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,899
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+14,857
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married54.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.5%
Median Earnings25+$44,926
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,761
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,837
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$911
Median House Value$208,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
German21.2%
Polish17.1%
Irish16.5%
Italian7%
English5.1%
Serbian3.8%
Dutch3.6%
Hungarian2.9%
Slovak2.6%
Swedish2.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Greek1.7%
Croatian1.7%
Lithuanian1.3%
Arab1.2%
Russian1%
Czech0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Macedonian0.7%
African0.6%
Palestinian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
South African0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Schererville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes46375
Phone Area Codes219
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.48
Approximate Longitude-87.44

Schererville 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
StationPARK FOREST
Distance11.9 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
StationLOWELL
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dyer16,133$90,641
Griffith16,583$65,801
Merrillville35,268$63,094
Munster23,103$85,880
St. John15,777$106,924

Schererville Public Schools

Peifer Elementary School
1824 S Cline
ZIP: 46375
(219) 322-5335
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Michael Grimmer Middle School
225 W 77th Ave
ZIP: 46375
(219) 865-6985
Middle
Total Enrollment 907
West Lake Spec Ed Coop
212 E Joliet St
ZIP: 46375
(219) 865-1171
Other
Homan Elementary School
210 E Joliet
ZIP: 46375
(219) 322-4451
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
James H Watson Elem Sch
333 W 77th St
ZIP: 46375
(219) 322-1365
Primary
Total Enrollment 498

Schererville Private Schools

St Micheal Elementary School
16 W Wilhelm St
ZIP: 46375
Elementary
Total Enrollment 290
Forest Ridge Academy
7300 Forest Ridge Dr
ZIP: 46375
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
Hammond Baptist High School
134 W Joliet St
ZIP: 46375
Secondary
Total Enrollment 240
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