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The county is in the Chicago metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 490,844. This was an increase of 1.30% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lake County was $26,730. This was an increase of 17.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 86% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
14% of Lake County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Lake County include Brunswick Cemetery, Calumet Park Cemetery, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Chester Cemetery, Concordia Cemetery, Creston Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery, Deep River Cemetery, Deer Creek Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Lake County include Belshaw, Calumet, Cedar Creek, Cedar Lake, Center, Cook, Crown Point, Dyer, Eagle Creek, East Chicago ... View communities
Colleges in Lake County include Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest, Purdue University Calumet ... View colleges
School districts in Lake County include Crown Point Community Schools, Gary Community Schools, Griffith Public Schools, Hanover Community Schools, Lake Central Schools, Lake Ridge Schools, Lake Station Community Schools, Merrillville Community Schools, River Forest Community Schools, School City of East Chicago ... View school districts
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Libraries in Lake County include Bessie Owens Community Center Library, Black Oak Branch, Cedar Lake Branch, Crown Point Community Library, Dubois Branch, Dyer Schererville Branch, E B Hayward Branch Library, East Chicago Public Library, Forty-First Avenue Branch, Gary Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lake County include Hammond Times, Northwest Indiana Times, Post-Tribune ... View newspapers
Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake County political report.
Airports in Lake County include Gary/Chicago
Hotels in Lake County include Amerihost Inn, Best Western, Best Western Crossroads Inn, Best Western Northwest Indiana Inn, Comfort Inn Hobart, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott-Southeast Hammond, Days Inn Merrillville, Extended Stay America, Fairfield Inn ... More hotels
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