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

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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East Chicago, Indiana Info Snack

Population
28,044
Unemployment
8.5%
Poverty
30.6%
Median Home
$73,100
Median Income
$35,396
Median Rent
$658

East Chicago SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
3
Commute
8

East Chicago, IN Cost Of Living

92
East Chicago's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense East Chicago Indiana National Average
Overall 92 86 100
Services 114 93 100
Groceries 108 93 100
Health 97 94 100
Housing 50 74 100
Transportation 114 95 100
Utilities 93 96 100

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
2020 28,044 -1.4%
2019 28,448 -1.0%
2018 28,728 -0.8%
2017 28,961 -0.7%
2016 29,178 -0.7%
2015 29,387 -0.7%
2014 29,584 -0.7%
2013 29,789 -0.7%
2012 30,003 -0.7%
2011 30,218 -

Race / Ethnicity in East Chicago

White
6.3% (1,774)
African American
35.6% (9,975)
American Indian
0.0% (4)
Asian
0.1% (32)
Hawaiian
0.0% (5)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
0.5% (129)
Hispanic
57.5% (16,125)
Race East Chicago IN USA
White 6.3% 78.4% 60.1%
African American 35.6% 9.3% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 0.1% 2.3% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 0.5% 2.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 57.5% 7.1% 18.2%

Gender in East Chicago

Female
51.1% (14,338)
Male
48.9% (13,706)
Gender East Chicago IN USA
Female 51.1% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.3% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
15.0% (4,206)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (3,645)
High School / GED
38.0% (10,656)
Some College
17.0% (4,767)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (2,243)
Bachelor's Degree
7.0% (1,963)
Master's Degree
2.0% (560)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education East Chicago IN USA
< 9th Grade 15.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 7.0% 17.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For East Chicago, Indiana

Less than $10,000
14.1% (394,644)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.9% (222,613)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (385,423)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.7% (383,316)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.2% (453,920)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (434,425)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.8% (248,167)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.1% (197,849)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (56,114)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (27,925)
Income East Chicago IN USA
Less than $10,000 14.1% 5.9% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.9% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 9.5% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.7% 9.9% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.2% 13.6% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 19.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.8% 13.5% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.1% 14.7% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 5.2% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 4.5% 8.3%

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