East Chicago is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 27,408, it is the 38th largest city in Indiana and the 1392nd largest city in the United States. East Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -7.71% 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 1,945 people per square mile.
The average household income in East Chicago is $43,339 with a poverty rate of 32.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $687 per month, and the median house value is $73,900. The median age in East Chicago is 33.6 years, 32.5 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.