Cedar Lake, IN
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Cedar Lake is a somewhat small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 12,000 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Lake is the 71st largest community in Indiana.

Cedar Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Cedar Lake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cedar Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cedar Lake is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Lake who work in sales jobs (9.85%), office and administrative support (8.90%), and management occupations (8.34%).

Because of many things, Cedar Lake is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cedar Lake a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Cedar Lake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cedar Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Cedar Lake is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cedar Lake, the average commute to work is 32.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Cedar Lake with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.29% of adults in Cedar Lake have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cedar Lake in 2010 was $29,039, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,156 for a family of four. However, Cedar Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cedar Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cedar Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cedar Lake include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Cedar Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.

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