East Chicago, IN
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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East Chicago, Indiana Info Snack

Population
28,201
Unemployment
9.1%
Poverty
32.3%
Median Home
$74,500
Median Income
$32,839
Median Rent
$686

East Chicago SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
3
Commute
7

East Chicago, IN Cost Of Living

90
East Chicago's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense East Chicago Indiana National Average
Overall 90 89 100
Services 109 97 100
Groceries 104 92 100
Health 100 94 100
Housing 49 72 100
Transportation 125 100 100
Utilities 93 99 100

East Chicago, IN Photos

Indiana Harbor
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for East Chicago in Indiana

Map Of East Chicago, IN

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Population over time in East Chicago

Year Population % Change
2019 28,201 -0.9%
2018 28,448 -1.0%
2017 28,728 -0.8%
2016 28,961 -0.7%
2015 29,178 -0.7%
2014 29,387 -0.7%
2013 29,584 -0.7%
2012 29,789 -0.7%
2011 30,003 -0.7%
2010 30,218 -

Race / Ethnicity in East Chicago

White
6.7% (1,894)
African American
34.9% (9,836)
American Indian
0.0% (3)
Asian
0.1% (25)
Hawaiian
0.0% (5)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.5% (151)
Hispanic
57.8% (16,287)
Race East Chicago IN USA
White 6.7% 79.1% 60.7%
African American 34.9% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.1% 2.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.5% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 57.8% 6.9% 18.0%

Gender in East Chicago

Female
52.2% (14,722)
Male
47.8% (13,479)
Gender East Chicago IN USA
Female 52.2% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 47.8% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in East Chicago for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
15.0% (4,230)
9-12th Grade
14.0% (3,948)
High School / GED
37.0% (10,434)
Some College
19.0% (5,358)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,974)
Bachelor's Degree
6.0% (1,692)
Master's Degree
2.0% (564)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education East Chicago IN USA
< 9th Grade 15.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 14.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 37.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 6.0% 17.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For East Chicago, Indiana

Less than $10,000
14.7% (413,832)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.8% (193,176)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (460,357)
$25,000 to $34,999
15.0% (423,355)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.5% (380,094)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.8% (473,961)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.1% (257,930)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.2% (147,466)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.5% (41,900)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (28,024)
Income East Chicago IN USA
Less than $10,000 14.7% 6.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 9.8% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 15.0% 10.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.5% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.8% 19.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.1% 13.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.2% 14.0% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 4.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 4.2% 7.7%

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