In 2017, East Chicago, IN had a population of 28.7k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $30,205. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of East Chicago, IN declined from 28,961 to 28,728, a -0.805% decrease and its median household income grew from $27,264 to $30,205, a 10.8% increase.
The population of East Chicago, IN is 57% Hispanic or Latino, 35.7% Black or African American Alone, and 6.51% White Alone. N/A% of the people in East Chicago, IN speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.
The median property value in East Chicago, IN is $73,300, and the homeownership rate is 43.8%. Most people in East Chicago, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in East Chicago, IN is 1 car per household.