Lake County, IN Demographics

The total population of Lake County is estimated to be 497,682 with 242,732 males (48.77%) and 254,950 females (51.23%). There are 12,218 more females than males in Lake County.
The median household income in Lake County was $67,073 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,883(2.89%) from $65,190 in 2020. This income is 89.90% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Lake County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $81,611. Overall, the median household income for the county of Lake County stands at $66,085.
In Lake County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $46,133 for males and $26,738 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $65,057 for males and $48,426 for females.
In Lake County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $77,007, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $44,240.
In 2022, the population of Lake County was 499,689, a 0.07% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Lake County's population was 499,327, an increase of 0.08% compared to a population of 498,932 in 2020.
The median age in Lake County, IN is 39.2, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.28% were under the age of 15, 19.12% aged 15 to 29, 45.13% aged 30 to 64, 14.43% aged 65 to 84, and 2.05% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Lake County population: 60.05% are White, 23.25% are Black or African American, 0.28% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.49% are Asian, 0.03% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 8.53% are some other race and 6.37% are multiracial.