West Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana

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West Creek Township
Township
Map highlighting West Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°15′28″N 87°28′56″W / 41.25778°N 87.48222°W / 41.25778; -87.48222Coordinates: 41°15′28″N 87°28′56″W / 41.25778°N 87.48222°W / 41.25778; -87.48222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 62.08 sq mi (160.8 km2)
 • Land 61.96 sq mi (160.5 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,826
 • Density 110.2/sq mi (42.5/km2)
FIPS code 18-82574[2]
GNIS feature ID 454048

West Creek Township is one of eleven townships in Lake County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,826 and it contained 2,664 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

West Creek Township was founded in 1839. It took its name from the westernmost of three large streams in the vicinity.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 62.08 square miles (160.8 km2), of which 61.96 square miles (160.5 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.19%) is water.[3]

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