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Munster is a town in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after Jacob Munster, settler.
The latitude of Munster is 41.564N. The longitude is -87.512W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,135.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Munster demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Gary area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46321 ZIP code.
16% of Munster residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Munster ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Munster was $30,952, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Munster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Munster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $641. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,283.
Libraries in Munster include Munster Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Munster include Northwest Indiana Times
Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Munster political report.
The average commute time for Munster workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Munster between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Munster include Hampton Inn.
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