Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Lake County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population475,594484,582496,112486,381498,558
Change Since 1990 8,98820,51810,78722,964
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.9%4.3%2.3%4.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration472
International Migration102
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-710
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)28,9025.8%
School Age (5 to 17)87,29017.5%
College Age (18 to 24)42,6218.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)125,53725.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)128,16825.7%
Older (65 plus)86,04017.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2,8640.6%
Asian Alone8,5951.7%
Black Alone122,18524.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3380.1%
White Alone353,99971.0%
Two or More Race Groups10,5772.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino397,03979.6%
Hispanic or Latino101,51920.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households190,191100.0%
  Family Households125,03465.7%
    Married with Children30,90016.2%
    Married without Children52,81927.8%
    Single Parents22,29111.7%
  Non-family Households65,15734.3%
    Living Alone55,36829.1%
Average Household Size2.62
Average Family Household Size3.99
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000484,5828,9881.9%
April 2010496,11211,5302.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections496,005502,228507,724512,741516,195
Change Since 2010 6,22311,71916,73620,190
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.3%2.4%3.4%4.1%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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