East Chicago is a city located in Lake County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 27,577, it is the 38th largest city in Indiana and the 1396th largest city in the United States . East Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -7.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,698 in 2010. East Chicago reached it's highest population of 57,669 in 1960. Spanning over 16 miles, East Chicago has a population density of 1,957 people per square mile.
The average household income in East Chicago is $45,542 with a poverty rate of 32.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $686 per month, and the median house value is $74,500. The median age in East Chicago is 33.8 years, 32.6 years for males, and 35 years for females.