Zip Code 46356 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameLowell
Zip Code StateIndiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Lake
Area Code219
Current Population:17524
Racial Majority:White 94.22%
Public School Racial Majority:White 87.3%
Unemployment Rate:7.4%
Median Household Income$65048
Average Adjusted Gross Income$67210
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time35.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range630 - 745 ft.
Area122 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.25753200, -87.42177600

Zip Code 46356 Description

Zip Code 46356 is located in the state of Indiana in the Chicago metro area. Zip code 46356 is primarily located in Lake County. The official US Postal Service name for 46356 is LOWELL, Indiana. Portions of zip code 46356 are contained within or border the city limits of Lowell, IN, Lake Dalecarlia, IN, Schneider, IN, and Cedar Lake, IN. Zip code 46356 is within area code 219 and area code 815. 46356 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Indiana.

The current unemployment level in 46356 is 7.4% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.9% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 46356 increased to 17524 from 14495 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 46356 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 46356 public schools is White. 24.2% of students in 46356 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 16608 94.22% 16196 +3%
 Black Or African American 32 0.18% 70 -54%
 Hispanic 866 4.91% 1015 -15%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.03% 39 -87%
 Asian 8 0.05% 56 -86%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 2 -100%
 Other Race 10 0% 10 -100%
 Two Or More Races 136 0.61% 136 -21%

Zip Code 46356 Race/Ethnicity

 White 87.3%
 Black Or African American 0.7%
 Hispanic 9.4%
 Asian 0.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.4%
 Two or More Races 2%

Zip Code 46356 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1752414495
Male Population49.90%
Female Population50.10%
Total Households6345
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$65048
Income Under $50K Per Year34.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year44.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year21.30%
46356 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Indiana District 1Pete ViscloskyDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Indiana Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$222381
Average Real Estate Sale Price$50000
Current Unemployment Level 7.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 54a - Illinois/Indiana Prairies
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 46356 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)13172737485862605240312039
Avg Max Temp (°F)30364760718084817564493559
Avg Precip (In.)1.841.672.934.064.34.673.893.893.362.983.542.7139.85
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
CBSA Type46356
CBSA Population9739919
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours