Place:Lake, Indiana, United States

NameLake
Alt namesLakesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Lake County
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.417°N 87.35°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1836 - )
See alsoSt. Joseph, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. In 2011, its population was 496,314, making it Indiana's second-most populous county. The county seat is Crown Point. This county is part of Northwest Indiana, the Chicago metropolitan area, and is the core of the Gary metropolitan area. The county contains a mix of urban, suburban, and rural areas.

It is the home of part of the Indiana Dunes. It is also the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community in East Chicago.

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History

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Lake County was formed in 1837. From 1832 to 1836 the area that was to become Lake County was part of La Porte County. From 1836 to 1837 it was part of Porter County.[1] It was named for its location on Lake Michigan.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,468
1850 3,991
1860 9,145
1870 12,339
1880 15,091
1890 23,886
1900 37,892
1910 82,864
1920 159,957
1930 261,310
1940 293,195
1950 368,152
1960 513,269
1970 546,253
1980 522,965
1990 475,594

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