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Lake Station, IN

Lake County, 29 miles SE of the Loop. Lake Station, platted in 1852along the Michigan Central Railroad, served as an important shipping center for agricultural products. The town became part of the new suburb of East Gary in 1908. City boosters hoped to attract executives from Gary, but workers came instead. In 1977 East Gary was renamed Lake Station.


Lake Station, IN (inc. 1908)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1930 2,409  
1960 9,858  
1990 13,899   2.7% 98
  12,878 White (92.7%)      
  66 Black (0.5%)      
  19 American Indian (0.1%)      
  7 Asian/Pacific Islander (0.1%)      
  836 Other race (6.0%)      
  1,832 Hispanic Origin* (13.2%)      
2000 13,948   4.3% 100
  12,027 White alone (86.2%)      
  107 Black or African American alone (0.8%)      
  70 American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)      
  42 Asian alone (0.3%)      
  7 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.1%)      
  1,298 Some other race alone (9.3%)      
  397 Two or more races (2.8%)      
  2,875 Hispanic or Latino* (20.6%)      
Bibliography
Christenson, Susan. From Lake Station to East Gary. 1976.