16.8% Poverty Rate in Lake County, Indiana

Poverty Rate in Lake County, Indiana

How does the Poverty Rate in Lake County, Indiana compare to other counties in Indiana?

Indiana County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lake County, Indiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

16.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lake County, Indiana who were born citizens of the United States is 16.7%.

17.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lake County, Indiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.8%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lake County, Indiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Lake County, Indiana have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 449,811 residents of Lake County, Indiana who were born citizens of the United States, 75,052 (16.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 5,797 (17.8%) of 32,600 residents of Lake County, Indiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lake County, Indiana

The Poverty Rate in Lake County is 16.8%.
Lake County is in Indiana.
Indiana Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Cedar Lake 9.9%

12,008

Crown Point 7.8%

27,536

Dyer 3.6%

15,741

East Chicago 34.6%

28,580

Gary 35.8%

76,469

Griffith 8.9%

16,445

Hammond 22.2%

76,723

Highland 7.7%

22,841

Hobart 11.1%

28,290

Lake Dalecarlia 2.5%

1,508

Lake Station 25.4%

12,130

Lowell 9.1%

9,394

Merrillville 10.9%

34,693

Munster 4.8%

22,592

New Chicago 27.7%

1,801

St. John 3.2%

16,382

Schererville 4.5%

28,542

Whiting 16.3%

4,852

Winfield 2.2%

5,227

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2018 Indiana Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Indiana in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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