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East Chicago, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of East Chicago had a population of 28,035 as of July 1, 2019. East 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 East Chicago is located at latitude 41.6392 and longitude -87.4548 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Chicago encompass a land area of 14.09 sq. miles and a water area of 2.07 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of East Chicago (GNIS ID: 2394597) 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 City of East Chicago is located within Township of North, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.


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East Chicago, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

East Chicago, IN Housing Affordability Index is 162
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

East Chicago, IN Wealth Index is 32
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 28,035 (100%)
Population in Households 27,854 (99.4%)
Population in Families 22,915 (81.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 181 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,990
Diversity Index2 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,240
Average Household Income $42,228
Per Capita Income $15,359
Wealth Index4 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,010 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,641 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,549 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,820 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $84,390
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,190
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 6,700
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.62% -0.51%
Households -0.55% -0.46%
Families -0.77% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

East Chicago, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Chicago to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 38 95th
Population Density # 118 83rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 675 1st
Per Capita Income # 675 1st

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