St. John, Indiana

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St. John is a town in St. John Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. St. John was founded in 1837. The population was 8,382 at the 2000 census. In 2009, St. John ranked 48 on CNN's top 100 places to live in the United States. According to that list the town's estimated population in 2009 has since grown to 12,300.



St. John is located at 41°26′54″N 87°28′36″W / 41.448229°N 87.476672°W / 41.448229; -87.476672.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.5 km²), of which, 6.7 square miles (17.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,382 people, 2,800 households, and 2,441 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,246.6 people per square mile (481.6/km²). There were 2,847 housing units at an average density of 423.4/sq mi (163.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.55% White, 6.13% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.20% of the population.

There were 2,800 households out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.8% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.24.

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