East Chicago, IN

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2022 Population
26,363
0.524% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36
0.559% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27%
2.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,434
4.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$84,900
11.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, East Chicago, IN had a population of 26.4k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $39,434. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of East Chicago, IN declined from 26,502 to 26,363, a −0.524% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,807 to $39,434, a 4.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Chicago, IN are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.9%), Other (Hispanic) (32.8%), White (Hispanic) (12.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.46%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (6.93%).

None of the households in East Chicago, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.1% of the residents in East Chicago, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in East Chicago, IN was $84,900, and the homeownership rate was 43.8%.

Most people in East Chicago, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in East Chicago, IN was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

East Chicago, IN is home to a population of 26.4k people, from which 90.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.4% of East Chicago, IN residents were born outside of the country (4.05k people).

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in East Chicago, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.63k Other (Hispanic) and 3.38k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.1%
2022 Citizenship
89.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.1% of East Chicago, IN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in East Chicago, IN was 89.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Chicago, IN
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10k ± 867
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    8.63k ± 1.06k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.38k ± 685
54.8%
Hispanic Population
14.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in East Chicago, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.63k Other (Hispanic) and 3.38k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

54.8% of the people in East Chicago, IN are hispanic (14.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in East Chicago, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.05k people
17.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.58k people

As of 2022, 15.4% of East Chicago, IN residents (4.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Chicago, IN was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    199 ± 101
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    92 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    88 ± 76

East Chicago, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of East Chicago, IN employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in East Chicago, IN are Manufacturing (1,927 people), Retail Trade (1,247 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,242 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,885), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,659), and Manufacturing ($53,914).

Occupations

10.8k
2022 Value
± 860
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Chicago, IN grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 10.4k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Chicago, IN, are Production Occupations (1,284 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,280 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,134 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Chicago, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.8k
2022 Value
± 860
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Chicago, IN grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 10.4k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Chicago, IN, are Manufacturing (1,927 people), Retail Trade (1,247 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,242 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Chicago, IN, though some of these residents may live in East Chicago, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,324
Median earning men ± $3,126
$30,617
Median earning women ± $2,264

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($62,517), Public Administration ($52,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,776).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($51,094), Manufacturing ($45,525), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,552).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Chicago, IN was $84,900 in 2022, which is 0.301 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $76,200 to $84,900, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in East Chicago, IN is 43.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in East Chicago, IN have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Chicago, IN is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in East Chicago, IN is $39,434. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in East Chicago, IN was Census Tract 305 with a value of $56,761, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 308, with respective values of $53,705 and $52,917.

Property

$84,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,967
$4,447
Median Property Taxes
±$468

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Chicago, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in East Chicago, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 43.8% of the housing units in East Chicago, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 305
  2. Census Tract 309
  3. Census Tract 308

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Chicago, IN was Census Tract 305 with a value of $56,761, followed by Census Tract 309 and Census Tract 308, with respective values of $53,705 and $52,917.

The following map shows all of the places in East Chicago, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$39,434
Median Household Income
± $3,895
10.1k
Number of Households
± 796

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.1k households in East Chicago, IN grew to $39,434 from the previous year's value of $37,807.

The following chart displays the households in East Chicago, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Chicago, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.6%)
  2. Carpooled (15.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.75%)

In 2022, 75.6% of workers in East Chicago, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.5%) and those who worked at home (3.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Chicago, IN have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.893% of the workforce in East Chicago, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in East Chicago, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in East Chicago, IN have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Chicago, IN (7.07k out of 26.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Chicago, IN is Black, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.1% of the population of East Chicago, IN has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 35.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 8.68% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see 1896 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (1922 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 497 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,896 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IN

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IN see an average of 1,896 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (1,922 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
31.5%
Employer Coverage
35.5%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
8.68%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Chicago, IN declined by 8.76% from 12% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East Chicago, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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