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Lake County
  • County in Indiana

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade C+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Lake County is located in Indiana with a population of 495,925. Lake County is one of the best places to live in Indiana. In Lake County, most residents own their homes. In Lake County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lake County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lake County are above average.

About

Population
495,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,800
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$947
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    165
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    17
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    144.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    447.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,165.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    294.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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