Schneider, Indiana

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Schneider, Indiana
Commercial district
Commercial district
Location of Schneider in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of Schneider in Lake County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°11′18″N 87°26′54″W / 41.18833°N 87.44833°W / 41.18833; -87.44833Coordinates: 41°11′18″N 87°26′54″W / 41.18833°N 87.44833°W / 41.18833; -87.44833
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLake
TownshipWest Creek
Government
 • TypeTown Board of Elected Officials
Area
 • Total0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
636 ft (194 m)
Population
 • Total277
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
260
 • Density332.91/sq mi (128.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46376
Area code(s)219
FIPS code18-68238[4]
GNIS feature ID0443082[5]

Schneider is a town in West Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 277 at the 2010 census. It is the smallest incorporated town in Lake County by population. It sits in the Kankakee River Valley.

History[edit]

The Schneider post office opened in 1902.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Schneider has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all land.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920258
19302642.3%
19402837.2%
195035625.8%
196040513.8%
19704265.2%
1980364−14.6%
1990310−14.8%
20003172.3%
2010277−12.6%
2019 (est.)260[3]−6.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Restaurant and pool room in Schneider, 1910

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 277 people, 98 households, and 72 families living in the town. The population density was 322.1 inhabitants per square mile (124.4/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 131.4 per square mile (50.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 1.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 98 households, of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the town was 33.5 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 317 people, 113 households, and 84 families living in the town. The population density was 361.0 people per square mile (139.1/km2). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 142.4 per square mile (54.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.11% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Pacific Islander, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 113 households, out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79, and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,339, and the median income for a family was $46,932. Males had a median income of $41,250, versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,463. 5.9% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.9% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Schneider is served by the Tri-Creek School Corporation which includes Lowell High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "Lake County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-25.