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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Lake Station is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,157. Lake Station is in Lake County. Living in Lake Station offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Station there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lake Station and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Lake Station...
Population
12,157

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Lake Station Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    506.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,075.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Lake Station

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,930
National
$55,322
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Lake Station Reviews

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I love my small town. Easy access to stores and highways. I love the people in my town and am lucky to be a part of it!
If I could change anything, i would try to add more jobs for the people of our city. It also encourage all my neighbour's to get involved. My parents have taught me that if you don't participate and get involved, you don't get an opinion. Education matters!
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Location. People. Family. I was born in northwest Indiana. My parents bought my house in 1997. I loved growing up here. It's quiet, but close to all area expressways. All big retail is nearby.
Lake Station is what I like to call a hidden gem. It is not far from any of the local places, it has easy access to the highway for quicker farther commutes if necessary. Also is peaceful to me, the kids feel safe to play outside here.