Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana

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Ross Township
Map highlighting Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°28′19″N 87°18′41″W / 41.47194°N 87.31139°W / 41.47194; -87.31139Coordinates: 41°28′19″N 87°18′41″W / 41.47194°N 87.31139°W / 41.47194; -87.31139
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total49.09 sq mi (127.1 km2)
 • Land49.05 sq mi (127.0 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation669 ft (204 m)
 • Total47,890
 • Density976.3/sq mi (377.0/km2)
FIPS code18-66096[2]
GNIS feature ID453814

Ross Township is one of eleven townships in Lake County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 47,890 and it contained 19,951 housing units.[3]


Ross Township was established in 1848. It was named for William Ross, a pioneer settler.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 49.09 square miles (127.1 km2), of which 49.05 square miles (127.0 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[3] The township includes the town of Merrillville, as well as portions of the city of Hobart.


Ross Township is served by the Merrillville Community School Corporation which includes Merrillville High School. The privately owned and operated Andrean High School is also located within the township.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  4. ^ Howat, William Frederick (1915). A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana, and the Calumet Region, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 105.

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