New Chicago, IN Profile: Facts & Data

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New Chicago, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of New Chicago had a population of 1,977 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.


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New Chicago, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,977
Population in Households 1,977
Population in Familes 1,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,953
Diversity Index2 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,395
Average Household Income $45,923
Per Capita Income $17,576

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $80,601
Average Home Value $108,661
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 456
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.52%
Households -0.42% -0.49%
Families -0.79% -0.71%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

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, 2018 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 # 227 67th
Population Density # 21 97th
Diversity Index # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 634 7th
Per Capita Income # 661 3rd

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