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East Chicago, IN&

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Population
28,961
0.74% decline
Median Age
31.3
Median Household Income
$27,264
2.94% growth
Poverty Rate
35.3%
Number of Employees
9,546
0.03% decline
Median Property Value
$75,000
3.35% decline

Economy

The economy of East Chicago, IN employs 9,546 people. The economy of East Chicago, IN is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Manufacturing; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.94; 1.76; and 1.55 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in East Chicago, IN are Manufacturing (1,620), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,284), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,193), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,656), Transportation & Warehousing ($31,678), and Finance & Insurance ($30,865).

Median household income in East Chicago, IN is $27,264. Males in East Chicago, IN have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,037. The income inequality of East Chicago, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.398 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for East Chicago, IN. In Lake County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,709. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of East Chicago, IN is from the county of Lake County, IN.

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Diversity

East Chicago, IN is home to a population of 28,961 people, from which 91.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of East Chicago, IN is composed of 15,618 Hispanic residents (53.9%), 10,916 Black residents (37.7%), 2,220 White residents (7.67%), 83 Two+ residents (0.29%), and 67 Native residents (0.23%). The most common foreign languages in East Chicago, IN are Spanish (10,728 speakers), Arabic (126 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (57 speakers), but compared to other places, East Chicago, IN has a relative high number of Spanish (10,728 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (57 speakers), and Arabic (126 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Hammond & East Chicago Cities PUMA, IN awarded 2,489 degrees. The student population of Hammond & East Chicago Cities PUMA, IN is skewed towards females, with 910 male students and 1,579 female students. Most students in Hammond & East Chicago Cities PUMA, IN are White (1,329 and 53.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (400 and 16.1%), Black or African American (372 and 14.9%), and Asian (73 and 2.93%). The largest universities in Hammond & East Chicago Cities PUMA, IN by number of graduates are Purdue University-Calumet Campus (1,994 and 80.1%), Calumet College of Saint Joseph (272 and 10.9%), and Kaplan College-Hammond (223 and 8.96%). The most popular majors in Hammond & East Chicago Cities PUMA, IN are Registered Nursing (641 and 25.8%), General Business Administration & Management (107 and 4.3%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (90 and 3.62%). The median tuition costs in Hammond & East Chicago Cities PUMA, IN are $17,300 for private four year colleges, and $6,341 and $15,193 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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The median property value in East Chicago, IN is $75,000, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $77,600 to $75,000, a 3.35% increase. The homeownership rate of East Chicago, IN is 43.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in East Chicago, IN have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in East Chicago, IN is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

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