St. John, Indiana

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Town of St. John, Indiana
Town
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Official seal of Town of St. John, Indiana
Seal
St. John's location in Lake County (left)and the state of Indiana (right).
St. John's location in Lake County (left)
and the state of Indiana (right).
Coordinates: 41°26′54″N 87°28′36″W / 41.44833°N 87.47667°W / 41.44833; -87.47667Coordinates: 41°26′54″N 87°28′36″W / 41.44833°N 87.47667°W / 41.44833; -87.47667
Country United States United States
State Indiana Indiana
County Lake
Townships Hanover and St. John
Founded 1837
Government[1]
 • Type Town
 • Body Town Council
 • President Mike S. Forbes (R, AL)
 • Vice-President Mark Barenie (R, AL)
 • Members: Lawrence Bustamante (R, 1st) Kenneth Gembala (D, 2nd) Gregory J. Volk (R, 3rd)
 • Clerk-Treasurer Sherry P. Sury (D)
 • Town Manager Steve Kil
Area[2]
 • Total 11.48 sq mi (29.7 km2)
 • Land 11.39 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 14,850
 • Estimate (2013) 15,677
 • Density 1,303.8/sq mi (503.4/km2)
Standard of living (2008-12)[3]
 • Per capita income $36,490
 • Median home value $254,600
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46373
Area code 219
FIPS code 18-66852[4]
GNIS feature ID 0442557[5]
Website www.stjohnin.com
Demographics (2010)[6]
White Black Asian
93.5% 1.3% 1.3%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.1% 0.1% 3.7% 8.2%

St. John is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The town of St. John has homes in St. John Township and Hanover Township. St. John was founded in 1837. The population was 14,850 at the 2010 census. In 2009, St. John ranked 48th among CNN's top 100 places to live in the United States. In 2014, St. John was ranked as the 4th safest place in Indiana by Movoto Real Estate.[7]

History[edit]

The St. John post office was established in 1846.[8]

Geography[edit]

St. John is located at 41°26′54″N 87°28′36″W / 41.448229°N 87.476672°W / 41.448229; -87.476672.[9]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 11.48 square miles (29.7 km2), of which 11.39 square miles (29.5 km2) (or 99.22%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.78%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 279
1930 332 19.0%
1940 383 15.4%
1950 684 78.6%
1960 1,128 64.9%
1970 1,757 55.8%
1980 3,974 126.2%
1990 4,921 23.8%
2000 8,382 70.3%
2010 14,850 77.2%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 14,850 people, 5,047 households, and 4,225 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,303.8 inhabitants per square mile (503.4/km2). There were 5,201 housing units at an average density of 456.6 per square mile (176.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.5% White, 1.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.

There were 5,047 households of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.3% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (163.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.55% White, 0.13% 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.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $71,378, and the median income for a family was $75,231. Males had a median income of $55,554 versus $30,603 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,106. About 1.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

St. John is served by both the Lake Central School Corporation and the Hanover Community School Corporation. Three of the ten Lake Central schools are located in Saint John. These include:

In addition to public schools, the community is home to Crown Point Christian School, an evangelical school headed by a parent-owned association and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, a Roman Catholic school.

Police Department - fallen officers[edit]

In the history of the St. John Police Department, one officer has been killed in the line of duty.

Officer Date of death Age Tenure Cause of death
Marshal James Larimer February 20, 1971 56 8 years Gunfire

Awards[edit]

In 2009, St. John was ranked 48th on the CNNMoney.com Top 100 "Best Places to Live" list. [1]

In 2014, St. John was ranked as the 4th safest place to live in Indiana. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Public Officials Directory". Lake County Board of Elections and Voter's Registration. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics 2010, Table DP-1, 2010 Demographic Profile Data. American FactFinder. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  7. ^ "These Are The 10 Safest Places In Indiana". Movoto Real Estate. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  8. ^ Howat, William Frederick (1915). A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana, and the Calumet Region, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 188. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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