Lake County, Indiana

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Lake County, Indiana
Former Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana
Former Lake County Courthouse
in Crown Point, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°25′N 87°22′W / 41.417°N 87.367°W / 41.417; -87.367Coordinates: 41°25′N 87°22′W / 41.417°N 87.367°W / 41.417; -87.367
Country United States
State Indiana
RegionNorthwest Indiana
Metro areaChicago Metropolitan
SettledOctober 1834[1]
EstablishedFebruary 16, 1837[2]
Named forLake Michigan
County seatCrown Point
Largest city Hammond (population)
 Gary (total area)
Incorporated
municipalities
Government
 • TypeCounty
 • BodyBoard of Commissioners
 • CommissionerKyle W. Allen, Sr. (D, 1st)
 • CommissionerJerry J. Tippy (R, 2nd)
 • CommissionerMichael C. Repay (D, 3rd)
 • County Council
Area
 • County626.5 sq mi (1,623 km2)
 • Land498.9 sq mi (1,292 km2)
 • Water127.6 sq mi (330 km2)
 • Metro
10,874 sq mi (28,160 km2)
Area rank12th largest county in Indiana
 • Region2,726 sq mi (7,060 km2)
Dimensions
 • Length36 mi (58 km)
 • Width16 mi (26 km)
Elevation
[5] (mean)
663 ft (202 m)
Highest elevation
[6] – NE Winfield Twp
801 ft (244 m)
Lowest elevation
[7] – at Lake Michigan
585 ft (178 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • County496,005
 • Estimate 
(2018)
484,411
 • Rank2nd largest county in Indiana 131st largest county in U.S.[8]
 • Density994/sq mi (384/km2)
 • Metro
9,522,434
 • Region
819,537
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
ZIP Codes
46303, 46307-08, 46311-12, 46319-25, 46327, 46341-42, 46355-56, 46373, 46375-77, 46394, 46401-11
Area code219
Congressional district1st
Indiana Senate districts1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th
Indiana House of Representatives districts1st, 2nd, 3rd, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 19th
FIPS code18-089
GNIS feature ID0450495
InterstatesI-65.svg I-80.svg Indiana Toll Road logo 1968.svg I-90.svg I-94.svg
U.S. RoutesUS 6.svg US 12.svg US 20.svg US 30.svg US 41.svg US 231.svg
State RoutesIndiana 2.svg Indiana 51.svg Indiana 53.svg Indiana 55.svg
Indiana 130.svg Indiana 152.svg Indiana 312.svg Indiana 912.svg
AirportsGary/Chicago International
Griffith-Merrillville
WaterwaysGrand Calumet River
Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal
Kankakee River
Lake Michigan
Amtrak stationsDyerHammond-Whiting
South Shore Line stationsHammondEast Chicago
Adam Benjamin Metro Center
Gary/Chicago AirportMiller
Public transitEast Chicago Transit
Gary Public Transportation
Websitewww.lakecountyin.org
  • Indiana county number 45
  • Second most-populous county in Indiana
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
64.4% 25.9% 1.2%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.0% 0.3% 8.2% 16.7%

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. In 2010, its population was 496,005,[9] making it Indiana's second-most populous county. The county seat is Crown Point.[10]

This county is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lake County History". Lake County Historical Museum. Archived from the original on June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  2. William Frederick Howat (1915). A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana, and the Calumet Region, Volume 1. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 100.
  3. "2016 Public Officials Directory". Lake County Board of Elections and Voter's Registration. Archived from the original on June 8, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  4. Timothy Horton Ball (1873). Lake County, Indiana, from 1834 to 1872. Chicago: J.W. Goodspeed. p. 5
  5. "Lake County". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. Palmer Quadrangle – Indiana – Lake Co (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 2013.
  7. Whiting Quadrangle – Indiana – Lake Co (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 2013.
  8. "USA Counties in Profile". STATS Indiana. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  9. "Lake County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  10. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.