In 2019, East Chicago, IN had a population of 28.2k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $32,839. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of East Chicago, IN declined from 28,448 to 28,201, a −0.868% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,907 to $32,839, a 2.92% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Chicago, IN are Other (Hispanic) (37.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.9%), White (Hispanic) (17.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (6.72%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.55%). 0% of the households in East Chicago, IN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 92.4% of the residents in East Chicago, IN are U.S. citizens.
In 2019, the median property value in East Chicago, IN was $74,500, and the homeownership rate was 46.2%. 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.