Indiana is known for its beautiful landscape and change in seasons. Northwest Indiana has beauty and much more. The senior population in Northwest Indiana is diverse and growing compared to the rest of the state and country. These two reasons alone make Northwest Indiana a great place for seniors to live. But there is a lot more to learn about Northwest Indiana for seniors. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Northwest Indiana for Seniors
How many people live in Northwest Indiana?
Approximately 846,678 people live in Northwest Indiana (estimated 2016 data US Census Bureau Fact Finder)
What counties make up Northwest Indiana?
What is the total population in each county in Northwest Indiana?
The total population by county in Northwest Indiana is (estimated 2016 data US Census Bureau Fact Finder):
- Lake County: 485,846
- Porter County: 167,791
- LaPorte County: 110,015
- Newton County: 13,924
- Jasper County: 33,433
- Starke County: 23,009
- Pulaski County: 12,660
How many and what percentage of seniors are over 55 by county in Northwest Indiana?
The number and percentage of seniors over 55 by county in Northwest Indiana are (estimated 2016 data US Census Bureau Fact Finder and ranked by total population):
- Lake County: 485,846; 29%
- Porter County: 49,923; 30%
- LaPorte County: 33,973; 31%
- Jasper County: 10,102; 30%
- Starke County: 7550; 33%
- Newton County: 4705; 34%
- Pulaski County: 4,288; 34%
How does the senior population in Northwest Indiana compare to the rest of Indiana and the country?
There is an estimated average of 31.6% seniors in Northwest Indiana compared to the estimated number of 28% in Indiana and the rest of the country (estimated 2016 data US Census Bureau Fact Finder)
How many Senior Centers are in Northwest Indiana?
There are 9 Senior Centers in Northwest Indiana
Where are the Senior Centers and Activities in Northwest Indiana?
- Bonner Senior Center
- Griffith Senior Center
- Hobart Township
- LaPorte-Swanson Center
- Michigan City
- North Township
- John Township Senior Center
- Valparaiso Parks
Northwest Indiana is full of heritage, diversity, and seniors! In fact, the senior population is about 4% higher in Northwest Indiana compared to the rest of the state and the country. While there are limited number of Senior Centers in Northwest Indiana, check with your local government office to find out about senior activities in your area. The Parks and Recreations Department is a good place to start.