IN

National Population : 333,590,059
Indiana State Population : 6,842,150

About East Chicago, IN

East Chicago, IN is located in Lake County in the state of Indiana.

The total City Population for East Chicago is about 27,817 with about 762 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 29,698.

The Average Home Value is $73,900.00, which is roughly 39% lower than the Average Home Value of $120,925.00 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 61% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $31,907.00, which is roughly 42% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,001.00 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 45% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for East Chicago is about 12.3%.

Indiana is ranked #38 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 26.63 out of 100.

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Voting

Lake County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 26.51% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 56.77%
Republican: 41.72%
Libertarian: 1.46%
Green: 0.03%
Other: 0.02%


Nearby Locations

Hammond, IN (2.94 mi.)
Whiting, IN (3.61 mi.)
Highland, IN (5.82 mi.)
Munster, IN (5.96 mi.)
Gary, IN (6.67 mi.)
Griffith, IN (7.40 mi.)
Schererville, IN (10.06 mi.)
Dyer, IN (10.62 mi.)
Lake Station, IN (10.70 mi.)
Saint John, IN (12.79 mi.)
New Chicago, IN (13.38 mi.)
Hobart, IN (13.38 mi.)
Merrillville, IN (13.42 mi.)
Ogden Dunes, IN (14.99 mi.)
Portage, IN (14.99 mi.)
Crown Point, IN (15.86 mi.)
Winfield, IN (15.86 mi.)
Cedar Lake, IN (17.85 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 46312
Latitude : 41.649691
Longitude : -87.448674
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Midwest
Average Elevation : 585 ft.
Area Code(s) : 219

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.75
Male Population Estimate : 46.83%
Female Population Estimate : 53.17%
Median Age : 30.9
Male Median Age : 30.3
Female Median Age : 31.5

White Population Estimate : 37.55%
Black Population Estimate : 44.23%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 50.86%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.25%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.11%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.11%
Other Population Estimate : 19.79%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of East Chicago specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Lake County: About 16 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Lake County: About 395 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Lake County is about 75% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 27% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.