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Lake Station is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Lake Station is 41.575N. The longitude is -87.238W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,818.


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Median household income
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$36,984
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Station demographic reports
Lake Station is near Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· East Gary
Nearby parks & recreation: Indiana Dunes State Park

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16% of Lake Station residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Station ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Station was $15,319, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Lake Station residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lake Station, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.


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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Station political report.

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The average commute time for Lake Station workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lake Station between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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