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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Lake County is located in Indiana with a population of 488,694. Living in Lake County offers residents a suburban feel and 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.
Population
488,694

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Lake County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165
    282.7
  • Murder
    17
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    144.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    447.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,165.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    294.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Lake County Reviews

1 review
Have family living in Lake County, a beautiful place with nice people. they are amazing people with great hearts and morals. The food is superb, don't reccommend the steak, it is kind of raw. Overall, a great family-friendly place.
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