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Winfield is a town in Winfield Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,298 at the 2000 census, 4,383 in 2010 and 5,073 in 2013. The town was incorporated in 1993 in order to keep the residents from being annexed by Merrillville. Prior to that time it had been part of Winfield Township as an unincorporated town. Winfield is named for General Winfield Scott.[8] The town is served by the Crown Point post office, addresses in Winfield share the Crown Point ZIP code.

Winfield, Indiana
Randolph Street in Winfield
Randolph Street in Winfield
Location of Winfield in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of Winfield in Lake County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083Coordinates: 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLake
TownshipWinfield
Government
 • TypeTown Council[1]
 • PresidentGerald T. Stiener (R)[2]
 • Vice PresidentJim Simmons (D)
 • MembersDavid Anderson (R)
Tim Clayton (R)
Bridget Baird (D)
Area
 • Total12.44 sq mi (32.22 km2)
 • Land12.38 sq mi (32.05 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
709 ft (216 m)
Population
 • Total4,383
 • Estimate 
(2017)[5]
5,684
 • Density449.29/sq mi (173.47/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46307
Area code(s)219
FIPS code18-84878[6]
GNIS feature ID0446178[7]

In 2014 Winfield formed a Marshal department for public safety and supplements law enforcement duties with services provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

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GeographyEdit

Winfield is located at 41°24′46″N 87°15′39″W / 41.41278°N 87.26083°W / 41.41278; -87.26083 (41.412821, -87.260727).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Winfield has a total area of 12.046 square miles (31.20 km2), of which 11.98 square miles (31.03 km2) (or 99.45%) is land and 0.066 square miles (0.17 km2) (or 0.55%) is water.[10]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1990637
20002,298260.8%
20104,38390.7%
Est. 20175,684[5]29.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 4,383 people, 1,427 households, and 1,144 families residing in the town. The population density was 365.9 inhabitants per square mile (141.3/km2). There were 1,511 housing units at an average density of 126.1 per square mile (48.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.5% White, 3.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 2.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 1,427 households of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.39.

The median age in the town was 38.7 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,641, and the median income for a family was $70,489. Males had a median income of $52,143 versus $28,516 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,765. About 0.9% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,298 people, 692 households, and 581 families residing in the town. The population density was 186.9 people per square mile (72.1/km²). There were 748 housing units at an average density of 60.8 per square mile (23.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.13% White, 0.35% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 1.44% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.26% of the population.

There were 692 households out of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 12.4% 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 3.08 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

EducationEdit

Winfield has a public library, a branch of the Crown Point Community Public Library.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Town Council". Town of Winfield, IN. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ Conley, Kitty (27 April 2015). "Ballot for May 5 primary election set". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ There is a sign at the intersection of 117th Street and Decatur Street stating that the settlement there was named in honor of Mexican War hero, Winfield Scott.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  11. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.