East Chicago, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 28,215 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 13,265  (47.0%)
Females: 14,950  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

32.3 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46312, 46320.

East Chicago Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,882 (it was $26,538 in 2000)
East Chicago:

$34,882
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,662 (it was $13,517 in 2000)

East Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,610 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
East Chicago:

$107,610
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $168,018; detached houses: $171,854; townhouses or other attached units: $166,523; in 2-unit structures: $99,996; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,219; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,243; mobile homes: $36,983

Median gross rent in 2017: $653.

March 2019 cost of living index in East Chicago: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.3%
(34.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.0% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 35.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in East Chicago, IN (2017)
    • 16,41057.1%Hispanic
    • 10,48536.5%Black alone
    • 2,1827.6%White alone
    • 990.3%Two or more races
    • 590.2%American Indian alone
    • 570.2%Asian alone

Races in East Chicago detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in East Chicago, Indiana as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in East Chicago is 532 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in East Chicago by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
12
(38.2)
15
(48.2)
14
(46.1)
17
(56.9)
12
(40.4)
12
(40.3)
5
(16.8)
3
(10.1)
10
(34.0)
7
(24.1)
7
(24.3)
5
(17.5)
4
(14.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(38.2)
7
(22.5)
13
(42.8)
7
(23.4)
14
(47.1)
11
(36.9)
16
(53.6)
9
(30.2)
14
(47.6)
19
(65.3)
12
(41.6)
9
(31.6)
9
(31.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
125
(398.0)
137
(439.8)
124
(408.5)
162
(542.0)
141
(474.3)
109
(366.1)
134
(448.9)
88
(295.7)
91
(309.6)
90
(309.4)
91
(315.8)
79
(277.2)
95
(336.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
565
(1,799)
145
(465.5)
72
(237.2)
114
(381.4)
82
(275.8)
78
(262.0)
100
(335.0)
120
(403.2)
81
(275.5)
133
(457.2)
136
(472.0)
99
(347.3)
80
(283.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
397
(1,264)
441
(1,416)
388
(1,278)
407
(1,362)
430
(1,446)
571
(1,918)
529
(1,772)
560
(1,881)
301
(1,024)
301
(1,035)
245
(850.3)
256
(898.2)
165
(584.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,124
(3,579)
1,357
(4,356)
1,378
(4,540)
1,272
(4,256)
1,189
(4,000)
1,112
(3,735)
1,145
(3,836)
1,025
(3,444)
936
(3,184)
809
(2,781)
763
(2,648)
707
(2,480)
705
(2,499)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
339
(1,079)
321
(1,030)
293
(965.3)
210
(702.6)
211
(709.8)
276
(927.0)
267
(894.5)
169
(567.8)
225
(765.4)
112
(385.0)
93
(322.8)
116
(407.0)
105
(372.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(47.8)
13
(41.7)
11
(36.2)
5
(16.7)
10
(33.6)
11
(36.9)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.7)
2
(6.8)
N/AN/AN/A3
(10.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)904.1695.1644.8693.1633.9630.2627.1528.6514.4499.1462.3407.6382.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in East Chicago, IN

Crime rate in East Chicago detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 76 (69 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Indiana average:

1.42
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Ancestries: Polish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,356 people per square mile   (low).

East Chicago, Indiana map

4,942 residents are foreign born (16.7% Latin America).

This city:

17.2%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,149 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $876 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (2.5 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (17.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hammond, IN (1.6 miles ),
Whiting, IN (1.7 miles ),
Burnham, IL (2.1 miles ),
Calumet City, IL (2.2 miles ),
Highland, IN (2.5 miles ),
Munster, IN (2.5 miles ),
Lansing, IL (2.6 miles ),
Dolton, IL (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 87.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,601 (+26.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,442 (26.4%)

Area code: 219

Distribution of median household income in East Chicago, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in East Chicago, IN in 2017
East Chicago satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $19,000
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $235,400
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $246,100
Number of permits per 10,000 East Chicago, IN residents
Average permit cost in East Chicago, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.2%
Indiana:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in East Chicago, IN
Historical housing units in East Chicago, IN
Most common industries in East Chicago, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.4%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (20.0%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common occupations in East Chicago, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)

Average climate in East Chicago, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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East Chicago, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.8. This is worse than average.

City:

96.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.70
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0283. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0283
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

East Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the East Chicago city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Chicago-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 221.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from East Chicago center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.7 miles away from East Chicago center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 302.0 miles away from East Chicago center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Chicago topographic map

Main business address for: ISPAT INLAND INC (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES ROLLING MILLS (COKE OVENS)).

Hospitals and medical centers in East Chicago:

  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF NORTHWEST INDIANA (4321 FIR ST 4TH FL)
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 4321 FIR ST)
  • LAKE COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (5025 MCCOOK AVE)
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL-TCU (4321 FIR STREET)
  • DAVITA - EAST CHICAGO (4320 FIR STREET SUITE 404)
  • FMC - EAST CHICAGO DIALYSIS CENTER (1207 EAST CHICAGO AVENUE)
  • HOME HEALTH OF ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL (4321 FIR ST 2ND FL)
  • NORTHWEST HOME HEALTH CARE INC (529 W CHICAGO AVE)

Amtrak stations near East Chicago:

  • 5 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 11 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 12 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Chicago:

  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 4 miles; Hammond, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,343)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • South Suburban College (about 9 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 9 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
  • Chicago State University (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • Prairie State College (about 13 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • University of Chicago (about 13 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 11,506)

Public high school in East Chicago:

Public elementary/middle schools in East Chicago:

Private elementary/middle school in East Chicago:

See full list of schools located in East Chicago

Library in East Chicago:

  • EAST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,585,881; Location: 2401 EAST COLUMBUS DRIVE; 267,036 books; 11,243 audio materials; 9,343 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 622 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is a branch of Ivy Tech College in East Chicago.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in East Chicago: Indiana Harbor Light 7 (A), Indiana Harbor Light 8 (B), East Chicago Fire Department Station 2 (C), East Chicago Fire Station Number 6 (D), East Chicago Fire Department Station 5 (E), East Chicago Fire Station Number 2 (F), East Chicago City Hall (G), East Chicago Carnegie Public Library (H), Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Neighborhood Center (I), Carnegie Library (J), Regency Hospital of Northwest Indiana Company (K), East Chicago Fire Department Station 4 (L), East Chicago Fire Department Station 1 (M), Arcelormittal Steel - Indiana Harbor Fire Department (N), US Steel - East Chicago Tin Fire Brigade (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in East Chicago: ISPAT INLAND INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in East Chicago include: Evangelistic Temple Shalom (A), House of Glory World Outreach (B), Strait Gate Temple (C), Tabernacle Baptist Church (D), Zion Tabernacle Pentecostal Church (E), Word International Apostleship Church (F), Greater First Baptist Church (G), New Starlight Baptist Church (H), Antioch Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Chicago include: Riley Park (1), Block Field (2), Callahan Park (3), Kosciuzko Park (4), Marktown Historic District (5), Mark Town Park (6), Washington Park (7), Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (8), Indiana Harbor Catholic Elementary School (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Harrah's East Chicago (777 Harrah'S Blvd).

Courts: Government Ofcs County - Judge- Lake County Governmental Offices- East Chicago- Superior C (3711 Main Street), Government Ofcs County - Lake County Governmental Offices- East Chicago- Superior C (3711 Main Street), Government Ofcs County - Lake County Governmental Offices- East Chicago- Superior Court- C (3711 Main Street), Government OFCS County - Lake County Governmental Offices- East Chicago- Court House Commissi (3711 Main Street), Government Offices City - East Chicago City- City Court (2301 East Columbus Drive).

Birthplace of: E'Twaun Moore - Professional basketball player, Miguel Torres (fighter) - Mixed martial artist, Alexander Vraciu - World War II fighter ace, Betsy Palmer - Actress, Emilio A. De La Garza - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Frank Reynolds - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Jason Repko - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, born: Dec 27, 1980), John Hubbard (actor) - Actor, Junior Bridgeman - Basketball player, Kenny Lofton - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, born: May 31, 1967).

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in East Chicago that have no violations reported:

  • EAST CHICAGO WATER WORKS (Population served: 29,500, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.1%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in East Chicago in 2010:

  • 92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in East Chicago in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in East Chicago (2011 data):

  • Citizens Financial Bank: Harbor Branch at 2121 East Columbus Drive, branch established on 1934/01/01; East Chicago Branch at 4740 Indianapolis Boulevard, branch established on 1934/12/14. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,149.8 mil, Deposits: $986.7 mil, headquarters in Munster, IN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: East Chicago Branch at 4715 Indianapolis Blvd, branch established on 1931/03/07; Indiana Harbor Branch at 3701 Main Street, branch established on 1958/12/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: East Chicago Branch at 2409 East 141st Street, branch established on 1978/12/18. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Peoples Bank SB: 4901 Indianapolis Blvd. Branch at 4901 Indianapolis Boulevard, branch established on 1979/06/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $652.4 mil, Deposits: $528.1 mil, headquarters in Munster, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Indiana Bancorp
  • Standard Bank and Trust Company: East Chicago Branch at 4518 Indianapolis Boulevard, branch established on 1992/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,140.2 mil, Deposits: $1,872.8 mil, headquarters in Hickory Hills, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Standard Bancshares, Inc.
  • Centier Bank: East Chicago Branch at 4725 Indianapolis Boulevard, branch established on 2002/11/25. Info updated 2011/02/16: Bank assets: $2,123.9 mil, Deposits: $1,840.9 mil, headquarters in Whiting, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in East Chicago:

Marital status in East Chicago, IN
  • Never married: 46.5%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in East Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - East Chicago
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Neighborhoods in East Chicago:

(East Chicago, Indiana Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for East Chicago, IN (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic101,09658
Evangelical Protestant98,213266
Mainline Protestant28,94378
Black Protestant25,45974
Orthodox13,99014
Other7,46029
None220,844-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 175
Here:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 288
Lake County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.7%
Indiana:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
East Chicago:

44.0%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.1%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
East Chicago:

13.6%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
East Chicago:

6.7
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

51.6%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.9%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of East Chicago, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 164$597,148$43,6940$0
Police Protection - Officers 102$617,952$72,7000$0
Firefighters 79$418,480$63,5670$0
Parks and Recreation 77$208,350$32,4700$0
Water Supply 48$192,519$48,1300$0
Streets and Highways 38$141,205$44,5918$10,676
Solid Waste Management 35$124,502$42,6860$0
Police - Other 35$109,182$37,43462$53,755
Other Government Administration 34$112,431$39,6820$0
Health 31$107,178$41,4880$0
Judicial and Legal 20$77,760$46,6560$0
Transit 19$74,236$46,8860$0
Fire - Other 16$71,946$53,9603$607
Financial Administration 15$63,194$50,5551$1,067
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$35,744$71,4880$0
Correction 3$12,765$51,0600$0
Totals for Government 722$2,964,592$49,27374$66,105

East Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,731,000 ($238.56)
    Sewerage: $1,360,000 ($48.20)
    Water Utilities: $825,000 ($29.24)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,449,000 ($866.52)
    Police Protection: $11,702,000 ($414.74)
    Sewerage: $6,726,000 ($238.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,162,000 ($218.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,136,000 ($217.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,090,000 ($215.84)
    Water Utilities: $4,485,000 ($158.96)
    Regular Highways: $3,361,000 ($119.12)
    Financial Administration: $3,026,000 ($107.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,885,000 ($102.25)
    Central Staff Services: $1,716,000 ($60.82)
    Transit Utilities: $1,280,000 ($45.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $958,000 ($33.95)
    General Public Buildings: $931,000 ($33.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $184,000 ($6.52)
    Health - Other: $62,000 ($2.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,390,000 ($120.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,515,000 ($372.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $418,000 ($14.81)
    Water Utilities: $245,000 ($8.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000 ($4.32)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($1.70)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($0.50)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($0.46)
    Corrections - Other: $5,000 ($0.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $37,449,000 ($1327.27)

East Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,428,000 ($511.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,157,000 ($76.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,538,000 ($54.51)
    Other: $772,000 ($27.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $574,000 ($20.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,137,000 ($40.30)
    Other: $96,000 ($3.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,699,000 ($131.10)
    Highways: $271,000 ($9.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,384,000 ($49.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $338,000 ($11.98)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($1.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,118,000 ($252.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $23,603,000 ($836.54)
    General Local Government Support: $1,581,000 ($56.03)
    Highways: $1,073,000 ($38.03)
    Transit Utilities: $701,000 ($24.84)
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000 ($2.98)
  • Tax - Property: $34,778,000 ($1232.61)
    Other License: $496,000 ($17.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $267,000 ($9.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $247,000 ($8.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $19,000 ($0.67)

East Chicago government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,540,000 ($2535.53)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,252,000 ($1603.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,840,000 ($1057.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,552,000 ($125.89)

East Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,373,000 ($403.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,217,000 ($2134.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,413,000 ($191.85)

4.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Indiana average:

6.06%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  1.89% ($44,600 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.61% ($42,248)
from Will County, IL  0.21% ($63,224)


5.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Indiana average:

6.25%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,596 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.19%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.13% ($38,911 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.91% ($47,223)
to Marion County, IN  0.32% ($25,124)
Businesses in East Chicago, IN
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's2
Cricket Wireless2Penske1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx4UPS1
H&R Block2Walgreens1
KFC1White Castle1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in East Chicago:

  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Chicago:

  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around East Chicago:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in East Chicago: Emilio A., Jr. De La Garza.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of East Chicago fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 73Number of bridges
  • 1,355ft / 413mTotal length
  • $9,339,000Total costs
  • 1,051,355Total average daily traffic
  • 91,990Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,152,055Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in East Chicago, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 241950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 121980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for East Chicago, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in East Chicago)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in East Chicago, IN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in East Chicago)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$73,75018$47,389116$66,18129$36,8627$52,57124$41,417
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$30,00020$69,1002$9,5000$01$30,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$69,93311$49,182144$82,38243$27,9301$94,00019$59,526
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$66,2735$47,60071$89,4933$57,6670$07$72,429
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$58,00012$79,1672$43,0000$01$60,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in East Chicago, IN

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$68,0002$79,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$76,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$112,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$75,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in East Chicago, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in East Chicago, IN - Value

2004 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 141. The highest number of fires - 223 took place in 2017, and the least - 27 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in East Chicago, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (41.0%), and Outside Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in East Chicago, IN
    • 80841.0%Structure Fires
    • 66433.7%Outside Fires
    • 35217.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1467.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for East Chicago, IN
Most common first names in East Chicago, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John46773.8 years
Mary33978.4 years
Joseph22572.7 years
George17873.7 years
Frank17175.3 years
James16271.3 years
William15470.9 years
Helen14278.0 years
Walter14073.0 years
Anna11479.6 years
Most common last names in East Chicago, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams11370.4 years
Johnson11074.1 years
Smith8770.1 years
Brown6770.5 years
Rodriguez6469.4 years
Davis6268.4 years
Harris5668.2 years
Jackson5671.3 years
Gonzalez5472.8 years
Jones5269.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Chicago, IN
  • 95.1%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Chicago, IN
  • 84.4%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


East Chicago compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

East Chicago on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #64 (46312) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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