Burns Harbor, Indiana

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Burns Harbor is a town in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana, United States on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 766 at the 2000 census.



Burns Harbor is located at 41°36′53″N 87°07′28″W / 41.61472°N 87.12444°W / 41.61472; -87.12444 (41.614685, -87.124560)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.16%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 766 people, 303 households, and 219 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.1 people per square mile (43.3/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 47.3/sq mi (18.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.26% White, 0.26% African American, 1.17% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 303 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.95.

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