Silver Lake, Indiana

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Silver Lake is a town in Lake Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The population was 546 at the 2000 census.



Silver Lake is located at 41°4′21″N 85°53′26″W / 41.0725°N 85.89056°W / 41.0725; -85.89056 (41.072434, -85.890427)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 546 people, 207 households, and 156 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,874.9 people per square mile (726.9/km²). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 758.9/sq mi (294.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.79% White, 0.37% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 2.75% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.48% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,088, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $31,442 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,561. About 9.4% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.


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