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
StateIndiana
CountyLake
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • 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]

History[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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