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Munster, IN

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About Munster, IN

Munster, IN is located in Lake County in the state of Indiana.

The total City Population for Munster is about 23,717 with about 1,159 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $242,970, which is roughly 50% higher than the Average Home Value of $120,925 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 22% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $96,938, which is roughly 43% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,001 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 41% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Munster Population 23,717
Average Home Value $242,970
Median Household Income $96,938
Median Age 44.6
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Politics 56.77% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.59
Male Population Estimate: 49.4%
Female Population Estimate: 50.6%
Median Age: 44.6
Male Median Age: 43.2
Female Median Age: 46.0

Racial Demographic Estimates



Lake County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Todd Young
U.S. Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
Mike Braun
U.S. Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
Eric Holcomb
State governor
Eric Holcomb
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 56.77%
Republican: 41.72%
Libertarian: 1.46%
Green: 0.03%
Other: 0.02%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Munster specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Lake County: About 16.0073 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Lake County: About 395.307 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Lake County is about 75% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 27% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Munster is about 4.1%.

Indiana is ranked #38 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 26.63 out of 100.

38th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 6.17

The average living wage for the state of Indiana is $30.14/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Indiana a minimum wage score of 11.45 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Indiana a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Indiana is $136.30, resulting in a UI benefit score of 3.01 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Indiana does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Indiana does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Indiana does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Indiana does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Indiana does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Indiana does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Indiana does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Indiana does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Indiana does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Indiana does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Indiana does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Indiana does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Indiana does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Indiana does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Indiana does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Indiana does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Indiana does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Indiana does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Indiana does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Indiana does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

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Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 46321
Latitude: 41.546800
Longitude: -87.504000
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 613.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 219