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Time Zone: Lake County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Crown Point is the Seat for Lake County.

Lake County was founded January 28, 1837. Lake was created by taking area from Newton and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lake had a population of 494,211 people. This is an increase of 1.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 484,564 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lake represented 7.97% of the total population of Indiana, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 92 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010496,005+2.36%+0.36% since 2009
2009494,211+1.99%+0.16% since 2008
2008493,443+1.83%+0.43% since 2007
2007491,332+1.4% 
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2000484,564The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lake County Census Page for Lake County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Lake County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lake County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Gary   95,707102,7466.85% decrease  
Hammond   76,54583,0487.83% decrease  
Merrillville   33,41630,5609.35% increase  
East Chicago   29,90032,4147.76% decrease  
Schererville   28,80924,85115.93% increase  

Websites for Lake County

Official Website:   www.lakecountyin.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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