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Schneider, Indiana
Commercial district
Commercial district
Location of Schneider in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of Schneider in Lake County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township West Creek
Government
 • Type Town Board of Elected Officials
Area
 • Total 0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Land 0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
636 ft (194 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 269
 • Density 321.77/sq mi (124.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46376
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-68238
GNIS feature ID 0443082

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

The Schneider post office opened in 1902.

Geography

Schneider is located at 41°11′18″N 87°26′54″W / 41.18833°N 87.44833°W / 41.18833; -87.44833 (41.188445, -87.448413).

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 258
1930 264 2.3%
1940 283 7.2%
1950 356 25.8%
1960 405 13.8%
1970 426 5.2%
1980 364 −14.6%
1990 310 −14.8%
2000 317 2.3%
2010 277 −12.6%
2020 269 −2.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Schneider, Indiana (1910)
Restaurant and pool room in Schneider, 1910

2010 census

As of the census 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.

Education

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

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