Cedar Lake, Indiana

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Cedar Lake is a town in Hanover and Center townships, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 9,279 at the 2000 census. The town is known for Cedar Lake (formerly Lake of the Red Cedars, Armour).



Cedar Lake is located at 41°22′2″N 87°26′18″W / 41.36722°N 87.43833°W / 41.36722; -87.43833 (41.367234, -87.438326)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.0 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (16.26%) is water. The lake, which is the largest natural lake in northwest Indiana, appears to have formed from glacial meltwaters. There is an abundance of hills around the lake, which are evidence of the Valparaiso Moraine running through the area.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,279 people, 3,394 households, and 2,450 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,366.3 people per square mile (527.6/km²). There were 3,681 housing units at an average density of 542.0/sq mi (209.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White, 0.09% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 3,394 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

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