East Chicago, IN has a population of 28,961 people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $27,264. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of East Chicago, IN declined from 29,178 to 28,961, a 0.74% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,486 to $27,264, a 2.94% increase.
The population of East Chicago, IN is 53.9% Hispanic, 37.7% Black, and 7.67% White. 42.3% of the people in East Chicago, IN speak a non-English language, and 91.1% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in East Chicago, IN are Purdue University-Calumet Campus, with 1,994 graduates, Calumet College of Saint Joseph, with 272 graduates, and Kaplan College-Hammond, with 223 graduates.
The median property value in East Chicago, IN is $75,000, and the homeownership rate is 43.4%. Most people in East Chicago, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in East Chicago, IN is 1 car per household.
East Chicago, IN is a census place located in Lake County, IN. It borders Gary, IN; Hammond, IN; and Whiting, IN.