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-0.82% decline
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10.3% growth
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2.38% growth


The economy of Lake Station, IN employs 4,452 people. The economy of Lake Station, IN is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Accommodation & Food Service; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.71; 1.65; and 1.58 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lake Station, IN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (885), Accommodation & Food Service (589), and Retail trade (514), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,568), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,789), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($32,125).

Median household income in Lake Station, IN is $39,309. Males in Lake Station, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,705. The income inequality of Lake Station, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.421 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lake Station, IN. In Lake County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,709. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Lake Station, IN is home to a population of 12,268 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lake Station, IN is composed of 7,594 White residents (61.9%), 3,905 Hispanic residents (31.8%), 334 Black residents (2.72%), 312 Two+ residents (2.54%), and 106 Asian residents (0.86%). The most common foreign languages in Lake Station, IN are Spanish (1,937 speakers), Russian (56 speakers), and Polish (25 speakers), but compared to other places, Lake Station, IN has a relative high number of Thai (24 speakers), Russian (56 speakers), and Other West Germanic (7 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gary City & Griffith Town PUMA, IN awarded 769 degrees. The student population of Gary City & Griffith Town PUMA, IN is skewed towards females, with 205 male students and 564 female students. Most students in Gary City & Griffith Town PUMA, IN are White (462 and 60.1%), followed by Black or African American (154 and 20%), Hispanic or Latino (97 and 12.6%), and Asian (26 and 3.38%). The largest universities in Gary City & Griffith Town PUMA, IN by number of graduates are Indiana University-Northwest (738 and 96%), Lil Lou's Barber College (31 and 4.03%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gary City & Griffith Town PUMA, IN are Registered Nursing (79 and 10.3%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (68 and 8.84%), and General Business (53 and 6.89%). The median tuition costs in Gary City & Griffith Town PUMA, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,370 and $17,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Lake Station, IN is $81,700, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $79,800 to $81,700, a 2.38% increase. The homeownership rate of Lake Station, IN is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake Station, IN have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake Station, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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