In 2018, East Chicago, IN had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $31,907. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of East Chicago, IN declined from 28,728 to 28,448, a -0.975% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,205 to $31,907, a 5.63% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Chicago, IN are Other (Hispanic) (36.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.8%), White (Hispanic) (18.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (5.86%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.13%). 0% of the households in East Chicago, IN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 91.5% of the residents in East Chicago, IN are U.S. citizens.
In 2018, the median property value in East Chicago, IN was $73,900, and the homeownership rate was 45.5%. Most people in East Chicago, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in East Chicago, IN was 1 car per household.