|Trail Creek, Indiana|
|— Town —|
Location of Trail Creek in the state of Indiana
|- Total||1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)|
|- Land||1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||627 ft (191 m)|
|- Density||1,884.6/sq mi (727.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0444853|
Trail Creek is a town in Coolspring and Michigan townships, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,296 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Trail Creek is located at .(41.697107, -86.857177)
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,296 people, 932 households, and 699 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,884.6 people per square mile (726.6/km²). There were 956 housing units at an average density of 784.7/sq mi (302.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.12% White, 2.70% African American, 0.48% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.
There were 932 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $51,098. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $26,031 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,289. About 3.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Trail Creek is home to Nelson Park, which has 2 baseballs fields, a basketball court, a swingset and jungle gym. The name derives from a creek whose mouth occurs in Lake Michigan, forming the harbor for Michigan City, Indiana. This creek served as a trail to the interior of LaPorte County.