Northwest Indiana is a region in the state of Indiana.
Geography[change | change source]
Northwest Indiana is near Chicago.
Counties In Northwest Indiana[change | change source]
Counties in Northwest Indiana are:
Culture[change | change source]
Northwest Indiana is more heavily influenced by Chicago, Illinois, than the rest of Indiana.
Political culture[change | change source]
Due to its proximity to Chicago, Northwest Indiana is more liberal than the rest of Indiana. One of the state´s two Democratic US Congress delegates was elected from a district in Northwest Indiana. Although only Lake County is really liberal, and the other three counties are either swing or conservative, Lake County does have a higher population than the other three counties in Northwest Indiana combined, so Northwest Indiana is overall liberal-leaning.
Jasper/Newton[change | change source]
At the same time, Jasper and Newton Counties are very conservative.
Porter County[change | change source]
Porter County is a swing county, although it voted for Donald Trump in 2016.
Lake County[change | change source]
Lake County is overall quite liberal.
Population disparity[change | change source]
Lake County makes up over 60% of the population of Northwest Indiana, though taking up approximately 25% of Northwest Indiana's land.