Winfield, Indiana

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Winfield is a town in Winfield Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,298 at the 2000 census. The town was incorporated 1993, making it one of newest towns in the county. Prior to that time it had been part of Winfield Township as an unincorporated town. Winfield is named for General Winfield Scott.[3]

Currently, the town does not have an established police department and as of October 1, 2010, no longer receives its law enforcement services from the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Other public services not yet available in Winfield are U.S. Postal Services and public schools which are both provided by neighboring Crown Point.


Winfield is located at 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083 (41.412821, -87.260727)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.3 square miles (31.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,298 people, 692 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density was 186.9 people per square mile (72.1/km²). There were 748 housing units at an average density of 60.8/sq mi (23.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.13% White, 0.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 1.44% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.26% of the population.

There were 692 households out of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,641, and the median income for a family was $70,489. Males had a median income of $52,143 versus $28,516 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,765. About 0.9% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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