Lake Station is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 12,054 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lake Station is the 66th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lake Station is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.28% of the Lake Station workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lake Station is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Station who work in office and administrative support (15.09%), food service (8.89%), and sales jobs (8.42%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lake Station has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lake Station has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake Station than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake Station may be for you.
Lake Station ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.39% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lake Station in 2010 was $16,432, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,728 for a family of four.
Lake Station is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Station home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Station residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lake Station also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Station include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lake Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.