Living in East Chicago, IN

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Updated: 2020-03-11

East Chicago SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
3
Commute
7

East Chicago, IN Cost Of Living

90
East Chicago's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

East Chicago, Indiana Info Snack

East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,698 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community.
Population
28,448
Unemployment
12.3%
Poverty
32.5%
Median Home
$73,900
Median Income
$31,907
Median Rent
$687

East Chicago, IN Photos

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Rankings for East Chicago in Indiana

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Map Of East Chicago, IN

Population over time in East Chicago

Year Population % Change
2017 28,448 -1.0%
2016 28,728 -0.8%
2015 28,961 -0.7%
2014 29,178 -0.7%
2013 29,387 -0.7%
2012 29,584 -0.7%
2011 29,789 -0.7%
2010 30,003 -0.7%
2009 30,218 -

Race / Ethnicity in East Chicago

White
5.9% (1,668)
African American
35.8% (10,175)
American Indian
0.0% (6)
Asian
0.0% (14)
Hawaiian
0.0% (4)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.4% (122)
Hispanic
57.9% (16,459)
Race East Chicago IN USA
White 5.9% 79.5% 61.1%
African American 35.8% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.0% 2.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.4% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 57.9% 6.8% 17.8%

Household Income For East Chicago, Indiana

Less than $10,000
13.8% (393,680)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.9% (224,840)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.1% (513,800)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.7% (390,600)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.0% (397,599)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (463,120)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.2% (262,359)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.3% (152,040)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.9% (25,480)
$200,000 or more
0.7% (21,280)
Income East Chicago IN USA
Less than $10,000 13.8% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.9% 4.6% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.1% 10.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.7% 10.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.0% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.3% 13.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.9% 4.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.7% 3.8% 7.0%

Gender in East Chicago

Female
52.8% (15,013)
Male
47.2% (13,435)
Gender East Chicago IN USA
Female 52.8% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in East Chicago for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
15.0% (4,267)
9-12th Grade
15.0% (4,267)
High School / GED
36.0% (10,241)
Some College
20.0% (5,689)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,706)
Bachelor's Degree
6.0% (1,706)
Master's Degree
2.0% (568)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education East Chicago IN USA
< 9th Grade 15.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 15.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 6.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About East Chicago

Overall User Rating
2.5
/5

BeastMode On

I live in East Chicago and it is not bad at all


HomeSnacks User

Crime is high. School are below average and do not follow state standards as far as enforcing attendance and grading. It is dirty and run down. The mayor throws an end if the year party for the school kids where drugs and alcohol are consumed and laws are not enforced.

Most of the people that are employed are employed by the city. The tax payers are paying for old buildings to be refaced even though there hasn't been a business in it for many years.

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