- Northern Indiana
Northern Indiana, Indiana No. Counties 26 States Indiana Postal Codes 46-47 Postal Code Largest City Fort Wayne Second Largest City South Bend Largest Metro Area Chicago Metro Second Largest Metro Area Fort Wayne Metro Time Zones Eastern, Central US Region Midwest
Northern Indiana is the region of Indiana including 26 counties bordering parts of Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. The area is generally sub-classified into other regions. The northwest is economically and culturally intertwined with Chicago, and is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The north central area is focused around South Bend, Indiana with economic connections to southwest Michigan, and is referred to as Michiana. The northeast is centered around Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Several prominent colleges and universities are located in Northern Indiana.
- Concordia Theological Seminary
- Indiana Institute of Technology
- Indiana University Northwest
- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Indiana University South Bend
- Indiana Wesleyan University
- Purdue University Calumet
- Purdue University North Central
- Taylor University
- Trine University
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Saint Francis
- Valparaiso University
Rail transportation is primarily provided by Amtrak and South Shore Line. South Shore Line turns between Chicago and South Bend, making a dozen stops throughout the region. Many cities have either a fixed route bus service system or an on-demand bus service system. The level of service, fares and amenities can vary widely between systems. The inter-city bus service is provided by Greyhound and Coach USA bus system.
Chicago metropolitan area
The following counties are the Northwest Indiana counties that are part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Much of this area in Indiana is known as the Calumet Region.
- Lake County, Indiana
- Porter County, Indiana
- La Porte County, Indiana
- Newton County, Indiana
- Jasper County, Indiana
The following counties are considered part of Michiana
- Elkhart County, Indiana
- Fulton County, Indiana
- Kosciusko County, Indiana
- LaGrange County, Indiana
- La Porte County, Indiana
- Marshall County, Indiana
- Pulaski County, Indiana
- St. Joseph County, Indiana
- Starke County, Indiana
The following counties are simply classified as Northern Indiana.
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