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A+ Lake Station Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Lake Station Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Indiana
Lake Station
955% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Station cost of living
B Lake Station Crime Total crime is 4% higher than Indiana
Total crime
2,9286% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 356% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-40%Year over year crime is down
Lake Station crime
F Lake Station Employment Household income is 18% lower than Indiana
Median household income
$41,43925% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,09343% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%50% higher than the US average
Lake Station employment
D- Lake Station Housing Home value is 36% lower than Indiana
Median home value
$81,00056% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84011% lower than the US average
Home ownership
70%11% higher than the US average
Lake Station real estate or Lake Station rentals
C+ Lake Station Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than Indiana
High school grad. rates
71%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:122% higher than the US average
Lake Station K-12 schools

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Lake Station Indiana: Hometown Lake Living

I experienced great hometown memories while living in Lake Station Indiana. The city is in Lake County. Lake Station is close to Crown Point Indiana. The city has a great education system. Newcomers may find that housing and employment channels are diminishing. Inflation is not a factor here. The area is safe inside and around the township. Climates here are great during all seasons. This makes it easy to enjoy the city all year.

Some of the best areas in Lake Station Indiana surround Marquette Park. This area is located on the shoreline. It is a very scenic environment that is great for enjoyment. Families come out every weekend to take in the natural viewpoints near the lake. Lake Station hosts quite a few notable festivals year round, like the Fuzz Follies and The Heritage Days Festival. I like that Gary Indiana is somewhat close and offers additional recreational resources. The town is very conveniently located. It allows easy access to everything. I love the hometown feel here.
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Source: The Lake Station, IN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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