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Michiana Shores, Indiana
Location of Michiana Shores in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Location of Michiana Shores in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Springfield, Michigan
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
610 ft (186 m)
 • Total 306
 • Density 879.31/sq mi (339.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-48744
GNIS feature ID 0446768

Michiana Shores is a town in Springfield and Michigan townships, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 313 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Michiana Shores is located in northwesternmost Springfield Township, and is the township's sole incorporated community.

Michiana Shores takes its name from the Michiana region along the Michigan-Indiana border.


Michiana Shores is located at 41°45′23″N 86°49′6″W / 41.75639°N 86.81833°W / 41.75639; -86.81833 (41.756290, -86.818447).

According to the 2010 census, Michiana Shores has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all land.

The town lies on the shore of Lake Michigan, just south of the Michigan state line. The town is adjacent to Michiana, Michigan, and also neighbors Long Beach, Indiana along the coast to the west.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 107
1960 229 114.0%
1970 449 96.1%
1980 464 3.3%
1990 378 −18.5%
2000 330 −12.7%
2010 313 −5.2%
2020 306 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 313 people, 161 households, and 93 families living in the town. The population density was 894.3 inhabitants per square mile (345.3/km2). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 971.4 per square mile (375.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.3% Native American, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 161 households, of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.55.

The median age in the town was 57.8 years. 10.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.5% were from 25 to 44; 47.3% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.


The inland part of Michiana Shores was the site of the logging town of Corymbo in the 1860s and 1870s. Corymbo, located on the Michigan Central railroad, was home to a mixture of lumbermen and railroad employees. A post office was established there in 1861, but had been discontinued by 1880. The land was owned by the local Burgwald family, which sold it in the 1920s to the Long Beach Land Company.

The modern-day beach community began to be developed in the 1930s, when developers Orphie Gotto and Clarence Mathias began to build it as a log cabin town for vacationers. Many of the early residents were schoolteachers from Chicago. The town was incorporated in 1947.


Michiana Shores residents are served by the Michigan City Public Library. Michiana Shores residents may also request a free library card from any La Porte County Public Library branch.

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