Cedar Lake is a somewhat small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 12,743 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Lake is the 71st largest community in Indiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Cedar Lake, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Cedar Lake, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Cedar Lake’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Cedar Lake does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $65,067.00.
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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Lake who work in office and administrative support (13.18%), management occupations (9.29%), and sales jobs (8.46%).
Also of interest is that Cedar Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Cedar Lake is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cedar Lake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Cedar Lake, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Cedar Lake overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Cedar Lake, 21.30% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Cedar Lake in 2010 was $32,492, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,968 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cedar Lake include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Cedar Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.