East Chicago, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 28,990 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 13,467  (46.5%)
Females: 15,523  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  30.8 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 46312, 46320.

East Chicago Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,171 (it was $26,538 in 2000)
East Chicago:

$27,171
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,769 (it was $13,517 in 2000)

East Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,414 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
East Chicago:

$82,414
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $664.

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  • Races in East Chicago, IN (2013)

    East Chicago races chart
    • 15,19951.9%Hispanic
    • 10,80936.9%Black alone
    • 3,21511.0%White alone
    • 1060.4%American Indian alone
    • 610.2%Asian alone
    • 530.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in East Chicago: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (2.2%), Irish (1.8%), German (1.1%), United States (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,420 people per square mile   (low).

East Chicago,IN real estate house value index trend

East Chicago, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in East Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Chicago city:

  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

4,467 residents are foreign born (14.7% Latin America).

This city:

15.2%
Indiana:

4.8%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in East Chicago, Indiana as of September 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in East Chicago to the number of sex offenders is 1,734 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,254 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,029 (1.5%)

East Chicago satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 87.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,987 (+23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,685 (29.3%)

Area code: 219

East Chicago household income distribution East Chicago home values distribution

Crime rates in East Chicago by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 11201412151417121253107
per 100,000 33.562.744.338.248.246.156.940.440.316.810.134.024.1
Rapes 119512713714111691419
per 100,000 33.528.215.838.222.542.823.447.136.953.630.247.665.3
Robberies 10711192125137124162141109134889190
per 100,000 325.9347.8291.3398.0439.8408.5542.0474.3366.1448.9295.7309.6309.4
Assaults 51338758556514572114827810012081133
per 100,000 1,562.51,212.41,852.61,798.8465.5237.2381.4275.8262.0335.0403.2275.5457.2
Burglaries 380431334397441388407430571529560301301
per 100,000 1,157.41,350.31,057.71,264.01,415.71,278.31,361.71,446.41,917.81,772.21,881.51,023.91,034.8
Thefts 1,0581,1291,1181,1241,3571,3781,2721,1891,1121,1451,025936809
per 100,000 3,222.43,537.13,540.43,578.64,356.24,539.94,255.63,999.63,734.93,835.83,443.83,184.02,781.1
Auto thefts 409447402339321293210211276267169225112
per 100,000 1,245.71,400.41,273.01,079.31,030.5965.3702.6709.8927.0894.5567.8765.4385.0
Arson N/A19715131151011222N/A
per 100,000 N/A59.522.247.841.736.216.733.636.96.76.76.8N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 773.1800.7833.1859.1660.5612.7658.6602.3598.8595.9502.2488.7474.3

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Crime rate in East Chicago detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 105 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
Indiana average:

1.88
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.8%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,530 (-4.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in East Chicago: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in East Chicago, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Chicago topographic map

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).

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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:

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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.

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.449. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.449
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.10. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.10
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0151. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0151
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 36.4%
(37.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.8% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 34.0% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
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

East Chicago, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
Indiana average:

11.1

East Chicago travel time to work - commute East Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in East Chicago:

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

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
Lake County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

32.3%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$54,707$46,8921$1,195
Other Government Administration 31$97,331$37,6770$0
Judicial and Legal 19$67,317$42,5160$0
Police Protection - Officers 93$534,963$69,0270$0
Police - Other 32$94,520$35,44563$60,260
Firefighters 73$362,281$59,5530$0
Fire - Other 15$62,283$49,8263$681
Correction 3$11,050$44,2000$0
Streets and Highways 35$122,242$41,9127$11,969
Health 29$92,785$38,3940$0
Solid Waste Management 32$107,782$40,4180$0
Sewerage 149$516,953$41,6340$0
Parks and Recreation 71$180,369$30,4850$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$30,945$61,8900$0
Water Supply 43$166,664$46,5110$0
Transit 18$64,267$42,8450$0
Totals for Government 663$2,566,459$46,45274$74,105

East Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $396,000 ($13.66)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $26,646,000 ($919.14)
    Police Protection: $10,573,000 ($364.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,728,000 ($335.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,225,000 ($249.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,509,000 ($224.53)
    Sewerage: $4,469,000 ($154.16)
    Financial Administration: $4,412,000 ($152.19)
    Health - Other: $4,110,000 ($141.77)
    Water Utilities: $3,544,000 ($122.25)
    Regular Highways: $2,746,000 ($94.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,668,000 ($92.03)
    Central Staff Services: $2,277,000 ($78.54)
    Transit Utilities: $2,011,000 ($69.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,908,000 ($65.82)
    General Public Buildings: $770,000 ($26.56)
    Corrections - Other: $4,000 ($0.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $953,000 ($32.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,961,000 ($136.63)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($1.83)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($1.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($1.62)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($1.55)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,924,000 ($2067.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($1.86)

East Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,193,000 ($144.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,296,000 ($44.71)
    All Other: $119,000 ($4.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,970,000 ($67.95)
    All Other: $258,000 ($8.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,004,000 ($34.63)
    Highways: $329,000 ($11.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000,000 ($137.98)
    Rents: $476,000 ($16.42)
    Interest Earnings: $444,000 ($15.32)
    Fines and Forfeits: $138,000 ($4.76)
    Donations From Private Sources: $49,000 ($1.69)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,820,000 ($131.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $32,540,000 ($1122.46)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,643,000 ($56.67)
    Highways: $1,014,000 ($34.98)
    All Other: $334,000 ($11.52)
  • Tax - Property: $60,663,000 ($2092.55)
    Other License: $204,000 ($7.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $148,000 ($5.11)

East Chicago government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,713,000 ($783.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,370,000 ($702.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,456,000 ($119.21)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,112,000 ($38.36)

East Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $521,000 ($17.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,805,000 ($1028.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $935,000 ($32.25)

4.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.11%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($114 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.02%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  1.61% ($34,076 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.54% ($33,771)
from Will County, IL  0.14% ($37,932)


4.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($261 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.12% ($31,014 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  0.81% ($37,666)
to Marion County, IN  0.30% ($21,183)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of East Chicago fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 84Number of bridges
  • 1,335m4,380ftTotal length
  • $11,688,000Total costs
  • 1,234,230Total average daily traffic
  • 106,137Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 271950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 201980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 32010-2015
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: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in East Chicago, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 11 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 167
  • Hazardous Condition: 92
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - East Chicago

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)
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

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 above 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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