New Chicago, Indiana Population 2024

1,949

New Chicago is a city located in Lake County and Porter County Indiana. New Chicago has a 2024 population of 1,949. New Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -2.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,997 in 2020.

The average household income in New Chicago is $70,774 with a poverty rate of 14.83%. The median age in New Chicago is 31.9 years: 29.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

New Chicago Demographics

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

  • White: 71.81%
  • Two or more races: 18.62%
  • Other race: 6.92%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.66%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,895.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.4% (-48)
The current population of New Chicago, Indiana is 1,949 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,997.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,51671.81%
Two or more races39318.62%
Other race1466.92%
Black or African American371.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.66%
Asian50.24%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

New Chicago Population by Race

New Chicago Population Pyramid 2024

New Chicago Median Age

31.9

Total

29.1

Male

36.5

Female

New Chicago Adults

There are 1,528 adults, (204 of whom are seniors) in New Chicago.

New Chicago Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

New Chicago Sex Ratio

Female1,07050.69%
Male1,04149.31%

New Chicago Population by Age

New Chicago Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7432.8470.829.2
Married3213.4883.516.5
Non Family2051.1272.727.3
Female1383.5159.440.6
Male793.5334.265.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New Chicago Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1048.11%
Associates Degree13210.29%
Bachelors Degree13910.83%
Graduate Degree634.91%
High School Graduate48938.11%
Less Than 9th Grade1068.26%
Some College25019.49%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New Chicago Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White794722102
Hispanic41628588
2+ Races22315235
Other Race72429
Black28289
Islander730
Asian552

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40%.

New Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$33,837$0$34,527
Graduate Degree$86,534$0$86,534
High School Graduate$33,750$50,000$23,036
Less Than 9th Grade$30,500$35,625$15,375
Overall$34,043$34,931$33,491
Some College$33,833$34,063$33,375

$34,043

Average Earnings

$34,931

Average Male

$33,491

Average Female

New Chicago Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Chicago Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New Chicago Language

71.44% of New Chicago residents speak only English, while 28.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.74% of the population.

New Chicago Language

New Chicago Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,18717014.32%
Hispanic81712715.54%
Multiple393399.92%
Other1462617.81%
Black37821.62%

14.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.31%

Male Poverty Rate

15.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Chicago is Black, with 21.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Chicago is Multiple, with 9.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.4%.

New Chicago Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30%
High School19.43%
Some College14.4%
Bachelors or Greater8.42%

New Chicago Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.39%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed9.34%
Female Unemployed0%

New Chicago Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Chicago Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$73,750$81,590
Households$56,761$70,774
Married Families$97,813$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,750$36,002

mean

median

Income by Household Type

New Chicago Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

New Chicago Married by Age and Sex

male

female

New Chicago Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New Chicago Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New Chicago Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

101

Number of Veterans

100

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam37
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War3
Korea0
World War II0

New Chicago Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5433
55 to 6424
65 to 7422
75+19
18 to 343

New Chicago Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1008.63%
Hispanic40.74%
2+ Races10.44%

New Chicago Veterans by Race

New Chicago Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Chicago Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

New Chicago Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New Chicago Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New Chicago Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.25%

Born in New Chicago

91.66%

Native Born

8.34%

Foreign Born

6.16%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.66% of New Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 71.25% having been born in Indiana. 6.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

New Chicago Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,889-12-0.63%
20281,901-12-0.63%
20271,913-12-0.62%
20261,925-12-0.62%
20251,937-12-0.62%
20241,949-12-0.61%
20231,961-9-0.46%
20221,970-13-0.66%
20211,983-14-0.7%
20201,997562.89%
20191,941-4-0.21%
20181,945-12-0.61%
20171,957-17-0.86%
20161,974-16-0.8%
20151,990-19-0.95%
20142,009-7-0.35%
20132,016-8-0.4%
20122,024-5-0.25%
20112,029-9-0.44%
20102,03800%

New Chicago Population by Year