New Chicago, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Chicago, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of New Chicago had a population of 2,012 as of July 1, 2016. New Chicago ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Chicago is located at latitude 41.5587 and longitude -87.2718 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Chicago (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Town of New Chicago (GNIS ID: 2396801) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of New Chicago is located within Township of Hobart, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Chicago population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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New Chicago, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,012
Population in Households 2,012
Population in Familes 1,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,006
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 750
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $77,069
Average Home Value $103,216


Median Household Income $35,819
Average Household Income $44,235
Per Capita Income $16,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.2%
Households -0.27% -0.21%
Families -0.7% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Chicago, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Chicago to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 226 67th
Population Density1 # 23 97th
Diversity Index2 # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 613 10th
Per Capita Income # 653 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.