Simonton Lake, Indiana

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Simonton Lake, Indiana
Census-designated place
Elkhart County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Simonton Lake Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 41°44′45″N 85°58′17″W / 41.74583°N 85.97139°W / 41.74583; -85.97139Coordinates: 41°44′45″N 85°58′17″W / 41.74583°N 85.97139°W / 41.74583; -85.97139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Land 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,678
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (450/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-69840[1]
GNIS feature ID 0452104[2]

Simonton Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,678 at the 2010 census.[3]


The community takes its name from the lake.[4] Simonton Lake was named for Samuel Simonton, a 19th-century farmer.[5]


Simonton Lake is located at 41°44′45″N 85°58′17″W / 41.74583°N 85.97139°W / 41.74583; -85.97139 (41.745799, -85.971499).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2), of which 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 11.68%, is water.[7]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,053 people, 1,567 households, and 1,181 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,243.0 people per square mile (480.0/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 501.7/sq mi (193.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.77% White, 1.63% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 1,567 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,539, and the median income for a family was $58,359. Males had a median income of $41,688 versus $26,901 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,327. About 2.4% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


It is served by Elkhart Community Schools.[8]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Simonton Lake CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was named for the nearby lake... 
  5. ^ History of Elkhart County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities. Chas. C. Chapman. 1881. p. 866. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Simonton Lake CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Elkhart County, IN." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 6, 2016.