Population: 29,832

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 43%
Single 57%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, East Chicago has a very low population density. East Chicago is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,491 East Chicago
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about East Chicago, IN, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in East Chicago, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. East Chicago has a population density of 2,491, with 29,832 current residents.

Out of the 29,832 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 43% of the residents are married and 57% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 51% Sun
  • 35% Rain
  • 26% Snow


50°F average temperature

  • 60 years Median home age
  • $72,270 Median home price
  • 7.67% Home appreciation rate
  • 10.58% Annual property tax
  • 37.5%
    Homes owned
  • 46.8%
    Homes rented
  • 15.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in East Chicago, the air quality is 15% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 35% rainy, and 26% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in East Chicago, you should know that 37.5% of homes are owned while 46.8% of homes are rented, and 15.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $72,270, the median age of homes is 60 years, the annual home appreciation is 7.67% and the annual property tax is 10.58%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of East Chicago, it’s important to determine the crime rate. East Chicago’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in East Chicago is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 66.64% Democratic, 32.41% Republican, and 0.95% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 60%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 5%
    Bachelors degree
  • 2%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at East Chicago, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.00% of residents are unemployed in East Chicago (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed East Chicago residents: 5.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 11.79% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.7% are in the customer service field, 23.7% are in the sales field, 0.11% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 27.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 60.19%, 3.64% of residents have an associate’s degree, 5.10% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 1.87% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in East Chicago, you should be aware that the average commute time is 24 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of East Chicago have a few different options. 73% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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