Lowell, Indiana

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Lowell is a small developing town in West Creek and Cedar Creek townships, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 7,505 at the 2000 census. The population in 2005 was estimated to be around 8,039.[3] It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Geography

Lowell is located at 41°17′33″N 87°24′54″W / 41.2925°N 87.415°W / 41.2925; -87.415 (41.292370, -87.415131).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.92%) is water.

Located five miles outside the Great Lakes Basin, Lowell sought permission to pipe in lake water to replace city water drawn from its high fluoride deep wells. However, diversion of water out of the Great Lakes requires the approval of the Great Lakes Commission, which includes representatives of all the US states and Canadian provinces that border on the lakes. Lowell's request was turned down in 1991.

Lowell lies on the Valparaiso Moraine, almost on the Kankakee Outwash Plain. The town also lies near the St. Lawrence Seaway Divide.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,505 people, 2,697 households, and 2,030 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,839.2 people per square mile (710.2/km²). There were 2,809 housing units at an average density of 688.4/sq mi (265.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.30% White, 0.03% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 3.53% of the population.

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