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Lake County, Indiana Facts

Facts
State Indiana
Land area 499.0 square miles
Population Density 994.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 491,456
Population change -0.9%
Under 5 years of age 6.4%
Under 18 24.8%
65 and over 14.2%
Females 51.7%
White 70.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 17.8
Asian 1.5%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 25.5%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 19.8%
Veterans 32,821
Households and Housing
Households 182,080
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.5%
Median household income $49,035
The per capita income $23,918
Live below the poverty line. 17.8%
housing units 209,357
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $136,600
Residents owning their homes. 69.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 34,165
Women-owned firms 31.1%
Asian-owned firms 2.5%
Hispanic-owned firms 6.7%
Black-owned firms 18.6%
Native American-owned firms 0.5%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $7,102,425
Retail sales per capita $14,455
Manufacturers shipments $21,914,467
Merchant wholesaler sales $3,348,813