The City of East Chicago had a population of 27,765 as of July 1, 2021. 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 587 feet.
The City of East Chicago 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.
|Total Population||27,765 (100%)|
|Population in Households||27,584 (99.3%)|
|Population in Families||22,591 (81.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||181 ( 0.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$31,590|
|Average Household Income||$44,577|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$16,288|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||12,989 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,289 (33.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,848 (45.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,852 (22.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$90,758|
|Average Home Value||$122,919|
|Housing Affordability Index3||180|
|Average Household Size||2.72|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.34%|
|Per Capita Income||2.17%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.01%|
The table below compares East Chicago to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 39||94th|
|Population Density||# 122||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 676||1st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 127||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 675||1st|
|Diversity Index||# 1||100th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.