Lake County, IN

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2020 Population
485,983
0.0568% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.1
0% 1-year change
2018 Poverty Rate
16.5%
1.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$57,530
2.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$156,100
4.41% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
219,358
0.245% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lake County, IN had a population of 486k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $57,530. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lake County, IN grew from 485,707 to 485,983, a 0.0568% increase and its median household income grew from $56,128 to $57,530, a 2.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.4%), Other (Hispanic) (8.47%), White (Hispanic) (7.54%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.98%).

None of the households in Lake County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Lake County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, IN are Purdue University Northwest (2,335 degrees awarded in 2020), Indiana University-Northwest (712 degrees), and Calumet College of Saint Joseph (163 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lake County, IN was $156,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Lake County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lake County, IN is home to a population of 486k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.72% of Lake County, IN residents were born outside of the country (32.7k people).

In 2020, there were 2.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (260k people) in Lake County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 114k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 41.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2020 Citizenship
97.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.1% of Lake County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, IN was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    260k ± 1.03k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 849
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    41.2k ± 2.19k
19.4%
Hispanic Population
94.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (260k people) in Lake County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 114k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 41.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.4% of the people in Lake County, IN are hispanic (94.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.72%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
32.7k people
6.78%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
32.9k people

As of 2020, 6.72% of Lake County, IN residents (32.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, IN was 6.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,659 ± 668
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,743 ± 570
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,316 ± 516

Lake County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lake County, IN employs 219k people. The largest industries in Lake County, IN are Manufacturing (34,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,974 people), and Retail Trade (23,820 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,389), Utilities ($71,048), and Construction ($57,809).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

219k
2020 Value
± 3,787
−0.245%
1 Year decline
± 2.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake County, IN declined at a rate of −0.245%, from 220k employees to 219k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,658 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,706 people), and Management Occupations (19,691 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

219k
2020 Value
± 3,787
−0.245%
1 Year decline
± 2.31%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake County, IN declined at a rate of −0.245%, from 220k employees to 219k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, IN, are Manufacturing (34,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,974 people), and Retail Trade (23,820 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,629
Median earning men ± $1,336
$30,382
Median earning women ± $591

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($64,167), Public Administration ($61,348), and Construction ($61,111).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($40,510), Manufacturing ($40,503), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,366).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,984
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,475
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,015
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $5.72M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.2M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $847k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, IN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.46%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lake County, IN awarded 3,503 degrees. The student population of Lake County, IN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 5,499 male students and 9,045 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, IN are White (2,014 and 61.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (622 and 18.9%), Black or African American (426 and 12.9%), and Asian (104 and 3.15%).

The largest universities in Lake County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Purdue University Northwest (2,335 and 66.7%), Indiana University-Northwest (712 and 20.3%), and Calumet College of Saint Joseph (163 and 4.65%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, IN are Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (567 and 16.2%), Registered Nursing (209 and 5.97%), and General Business Administration & Management (137 and 3.91%).

The median tuition costs in Lake County, IN are $19,900 for private four year colleges, and $6,991 and $16,699 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Lake County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 46.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 48.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 14,544 (37.8% men and 62.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 14,544 students enrolled in Lake County, IN, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,795 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lake County, IN was Elementary Education & Teaching with 106 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lake County, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,335 degrees awarded
  2. 712 degrees awarded
  3. 163 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Purdue University Northwest with 2,335 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,286 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, IN, which is 0.58 times less than the 2,217 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,014 degrees mean that there were 3.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 622 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($970) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, IN was $156,100 in 2020, which is 0.679 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $149,500 to $156,100, a 4.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, IN is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lake County, IN have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake County, IN is $57,530. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lake County, IN was Census Tract 404.02 with a value of $139,701, followed by Census Tract 426.08 and Census Tract 428.02, with respective values of $109,563 and $96,792.

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.26%.

Property

$156,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,747
$132,172
Median Property Taxes
±$2,788

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lake County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2020
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.1% of the housing units in Lake County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 404.02
  2. Census Tract 426.08
  3. Census Tract 428.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, IN was Census Tract 404.02 with a value of $139,701, followed by Census Tract 426.08 and Census Tract 428.02, with respective values of $109,563 and $96,792.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,530
Median Household Income
± $1,393
189k
Number of Households
± 3,510

In 2020, the median household income of the 189k households in Lake County, IN grew to $57,530 from the previous year's value of $56,128.

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake County, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (7.93%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.82%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Lake County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.93%) and those who worked at home (3.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, IN have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Lake County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, IN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.26%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, IN (79.1k out of 481k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake County, IN is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 20.3% of the children was living in poverty in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 11%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 395 in Lake County, IN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.08 per 100,000 population.

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93.1% of the population of Lake County, IN has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 0.895% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Indiana was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see 1922 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (1861 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1536 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 536 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,922 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IN

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see an average of 1,922 patients per year. This represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (1,861 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.86%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
9.21%
Non-Group
0.895%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, IN declined by 9.4% from 7.57% to 6.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake County, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.2 in Lake County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.9% in Lake County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.78% in Lake County, IN.

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