East Chicago, IN 46312 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46312: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
East Chicago, IN 46312

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.636, Longitude -87.457
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 708
  • PO Box Addresses: 529
  • Residential Addresses: 9,555
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,342
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,684

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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East Chicago, IN 46312 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,042
Daytime Population: Workers 15,182
Daytime Population: Residents 18,934
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 28,862
Population in Familes 23,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 2,058
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $29,039
Average Household Income $41,037
Per Capita Income $14,919


Total Housing Units 13,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,007 (30.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,469 (49.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,693 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $85,821
Average Home Value $96,874


Total Households 10,476
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 6,903
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.43%
Households -0.36% -0.42%
Families -0.61% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

East Chicago, IN 46312 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46312 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 67 92nd
Population Density # 67 92nd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 764 3rd
Per Capita Income # 762 3rd

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