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Winfield, Indiana
Randolph Street in Winfield
Randolph Street in Winfield
Location of Winfield in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of Winfield in Lake County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township Winfield
Incorporated 1993
Government
 • Type Town Council
Area
 • Total 12.46 sq mi (32.28 km2)
 • Land 12.40 sq mi (32.11 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
709 ft (216 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 7,181
 • Density 579.16/sq mi (223.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46307
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-84878
GNIS feature ID 0446178

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 5,987 in 2019. The town was incorporated in 1993 in order to keep the residents from being annexed by other neighboring communities. Prior to that time it had been part of Winfield Township as an unincorporated town. Winfield is named for General Winfield Scott. The town is served by the Crown Point post office, addresses in Winfield share the Crown Point ZIP code.

In 2014 Winfield formed a Marshal department for public safety and law enforcement duties, prior to that time police protection services were provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 637
2000 2,298 260.8%
2010 4,383 90.7%
2020 7,181 63.8%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,383 people, 1,427 households, and 1,144 families living 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.

Education

Winfield schools are actually a part of the Crown Point Community School Corporation. Elementary grades are split between Winfield Elementary School (for K-2) and Jerry Ross Elementary School (3-5), both located in Winfield. Middle school students go over to Crown Point and attend either Colonel John Wheeler Middle School or Robert A. Taft Middle School. High school is at the Crown Point High School. Winfield has a public library, a branch of the Crown Point Community Public Library.

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