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Koontz Lake, Indiana

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Koontz Lake, Indiana

CDP of Koontz Lake, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Starke, Marshall
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,554
 • Density 459/sq mi (177.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 18-40464[1]
GNIS feature ID 0437438[2]

Koontz Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marshall and Starke counties, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,554 at the 2000 census. It is named for the nearby lake named after the owner of a nearby mill, Samuel Koontz.[3]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • History 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


Koontz Lake is located at (41.413804, -86.482628).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (12.85%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,554 people, 652 households, and 449 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 459.1 people per square mile (177.0/km²). There were 931 housing units at an average density of 275.0/sq mi (106.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.75% White, 0.13% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.58% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 652 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,137, and the median income for a family was $45,114. Males had a median income of $35,388 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,429. About 6.7% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


Koontz Lake History by the Starke County Public Library. Koontz Lake was devastated by tornadoes as part of the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak of 1965.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1995). Indiana Place Names. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p. 83.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  

External links

  • Koontz Lake Association
  • Koontz Lake Regional Sewer District
  • Koontz Lake Volunteer Fire Department
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