Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN

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2022 Population
119,884
0.186% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.5
0.23% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10%
10.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,033
4.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$218,400
15.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN had a population of 120k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $80,033. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN grew from 119,662 to 119,884, a 0.186% increase and its median household income grew from $76,890 to $80,033, a 4.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.66%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.17%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.32%).

13.5% of the households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland (233 degrees awarded in 2022), Paul Mitchell the School-Merrillville (66 degrees), and Don Roberts School of Hair Design (15 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was $218,400, and the homeownership rate was 79.9%.

Most people in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN is home to a population of 120k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.7% of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN residents were born outside of the country (9.23k people).

In 2022, there were 3.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74.9k people) in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.98k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are Spanish (7,895 households), Serbo-Croatian (980 households), and Greek (811 households).

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    74.9k ± 1.76k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.5k ± 1.55k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.98k ± 1.13k
15.8%
Hispanic Population
18.9k people

In 2022, there were 3.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (74.9k people) in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.98k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.8% of the people in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are hispanic (18.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.23k people
7.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.92k people

As of 2022, 7.7% of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN residents (9.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was 7.46%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,895 households (6.94%)
  2. Serbo-Croatian
    980 households (0.861%)
  3. Greek
    811 households (0.713%)

13.5% of the households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was Spanish. 6.94% of the households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,260 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,230 ± 353
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,140 ± 338

Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN employs 56.6k people. The largest industries in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,940 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,551 people), and Construction (3,137 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($201,476), Petroleum refining ($170,120), and Real estate property managers, offices of real estate appraisers, and other activities related to real estate ($140,849).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,401
Women
47.7%
28,932
Men
52.3%

The workforce of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN in 2020 was 55,333 people, with 47.7% woman, and 52.3% men.

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Occupations

56.6k
2022 Value
−0.798%
1 Year decline
± −0.798%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN declined at a rate of −0.798%, from 57k employees to 56.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN, are Registered nurses (2,067 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,696 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.6k
2022 Value
−0.798%
1 Year decline
± −0.798%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN declined at a rate of −0.798%, from 57k employees to 56.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,940 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,551 people), and Construction (3,137 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN, though some of these residents may live in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,015
Median earning men ± $3,720
$39,749
Median earning women ± $2,190

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($91,919), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,395), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,188).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,540), Wholesale Trade ($53,488), and Manufacturing ($53,138).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN awarded 314 degrees. The student population of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 392 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are White (133 and 42.4%), followed by Black or African American (113 and 36%), Hispanic or Latino (49 and 15.6%), and Two or More Races (11 and 3.5%).

The largest universities in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN by number of degrees awarded are Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland (233 and 74.2%), Paul Mitchell the School-Merrillville (66 and 21%), and Don Roberts School of Hair Design (15 and 4.78%).

The most popular majors in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (177 and 56.4%), General Cosmetology (123 and 39.2%), and Barbering (6 and 1.91%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.513% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.609% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (31.2k), Some college (21.9k), and Bachelors Degree (19.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was $218,400 in 2022, which is 0.775 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $189,400 to $218,400, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN is 79.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN is $80,033. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was Hamilton County (Central)--Carmel City & Fishers Town (West) PUMA, IN with a value of $118,496, followed by Hamilton County (East)--Noblesville City & Fishers Town (East) PUMA, IN and Boone & Hamilton (Northwest) Counties PUMA, IN, with respective values of $117,749 and $102,896.

Property

$218,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,403
$39,104
Median Property Taxes
±$1,644

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.9% of the housing units in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was Hamilton County (Central)--Carmel City & Fishers Town (West) PUMA, IN with a value of $118,496, followed by Hamilton County (East)--Noblesville City & Fishers Town (East) PUMA, IN and Boone & Hamilton (Northwest) Counties PUMA, IN, with respective values of $117,749 and $102,896.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,033
Median Household Income
± $2,744
48.9k
Number of Households
± 1,821

In 2022, the median household income of the 48.9k households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN grew to $80,033 from the previous year's value of $76,890.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN

In 2022, the income inequality in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.37% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.37%)
  3. Carpooled (4.9%)

In 2022, 84.3% of workers in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.37%) and those who carpooled to work (4.9%).

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.75% of the workforce in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN (11.9k out of 119k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 9.34% on non-group plans, and 0.829% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.67%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
9.34%
Non-Group
0.829%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN declined by 3.2% from 4.83% to 4.67%.

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