East Chicago, Indiana Population 2019

East Chicago, Indiana's estimated population is 27,930 according to the most recent United States census estimates. East Chicago, Indiana is the 36th largest city in Indiana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1982.32 people/mi² (765.38 people/km²).

The overall median age is 31.7 years, 31.1 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 13,479 households in the city, with an average size of 2.79 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%, with a median rent of $673/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $73,300.

The median income for households in East Chicago, Indiana is $30,205, while the mean household income is $40,367.

East Chicago In Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Chicago In was:

  • Black or African American: 36.40%
  • Other race: 35.80%
  • White: 24.53%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(41.6392, -87.4548)
Rank in State36th
StateIndiana
CountyLake County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)36.49 (14.09 mi²)
Water Area (km²)5.35 (2.07 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID1819486
Density (km²)765.38
Density (mi²)1,982.32
Area Code(s)219
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201827,930-238-0.84%
201728,168-261-0.92%
201628,429-261-0.91%
201528,690-329-1.13%
201429,019-206-0.70%
201329,225-226-0.77%
201229,451-71-0.24%
201129,522-172-0.58%
201029,694-2,720-0.87%
200032,414-1,478-0.44%
199033,892-5,894-1.59%
198039,786-7,196-1.65%
197046,982-10,687-2.03%
196057,6693,4060.61%
195054,263-374-0.07%
194054,637-147-0.03%
193054,78418,8174.30%
192035,96716,8696.53%
191019,09815,68718.80%
19003,4110.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American10,458
Some Other Race10,285
White7,048
Two or More Races768
American Indian and Alaska Native103
Asian66

East Chicago In Population Pyramid 2019

East Chicago In Median Age

31.7


Total

31.1


Male

32


Female

East Chicago In Adults

There are 20,085 adults, (3,546 of whom are seniors) in East Chicago In.

East Chicago In Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

East Chicago In Sex Ratio

Female

15,417

53.67%

Male

13,311

46.33%

East Chicago In Households and Families

East Chicago In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

East Chicago In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.7%36.3%
All43.8%56.2%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Male37%63%
Female24.6%75.4%

43.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2562.7943.8
Non Family3,4471.1142.9
Married3,2073.863.7
Female2,9183.5424.6
Male6843.3437

3.54

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

East Chicago In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,44214.31%
9th to 12th Grade2,32613.63%
High School Graduate6,13735.96%
Some College3,50820.56%
Associates Degree1,1816.92%
Bachelors Degree9725.70%
Graduate Degree5002.93%

East Chicago In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic9,7236,207736
Black5,7804,853570
Other Race5,7313,665311
White1,5161,239166
Multiple Races40029883
Native American5526
Asian528

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 83.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 20.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,966$27,309$24,055
Less Than High School$25,260$25,470$25,000
High School Grad$25,292$28,414$20,070
Some College$26,250$28,191$24,887
Bachelors Degree$29,583$35,066$24,286
Graduate Degree$48,750$51,750$45,795

$25,966

Average Earnings

$27,309

Average Male

$24,055

Average Female

East Chicago In Language

East Chicago In Language by Age

East Chicago In Language

55.10% of East Chicago In residents speak only English, while 44.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.11% of the population.

East Chicago In Poverty

East Chicago In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,3384,90029.99%
Black10,4064,51643.40%
Other10,2753,53034.36%
White1,82939621.65%
Multiple76725433.12%
Asian665887.88%

34.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.85%

Male Poverty Rate

38.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Chicago In

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Chicago In is Asian, with 87.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Chicago In is White, with 21.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.85%.

Name Poverty
High School27.04%
Less Than High School24.89%
Some College21.79%
Bachelors or Greater7.95%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.08%
Male Unemployed30.30%
Female Employed18.37%
Male Employed11.47%

East Chicago In Income

East Chicago In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,205$40,367
Families$33,477$44,276
Married Families$47,463-
Non Families$21,157$29,403

East Chicago In Marital Status

East Chicago In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.0%

Female Marriage Rate

East Chicago In Married by Age and Sex

East Chicago In Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

East Chicago In Marital Status by Race

East Chicago In Veterans

930

Number of Veterans

877

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam272
Second Gulf War146
Korea140
World War II68
First Gulf War53

East Chicago In Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black4236.24%
White3586.40%
Hispanic3402.93%
Other1071.51%
Indian3556.45%
2 or More71.45%

East Chicago In Veterans by Education

7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Chicago In Employment Status

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

14.7%

Unemployment Rate

East Chicago In Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.92%

Born in Indiana

84.26%

Native Born

15.74%

Foreign Born

8.46%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.26% of East Chicago In residents were born in the United States, with 53.92% having been born in Indiana. 8.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.