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Lake County

Population in 2012: 29,476 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 

Males: 13,805  (46.8%)
Females: 15,671  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  30.9 years
Indiana median age:  39.9 years

Zip codes: 46312, 46320.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $27,666 (it was $26,538 in 2000)
East Chicago:

$27,666
Indiana:

$46,438
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $13,910

East Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $86,036 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
East Chicago:

$86,036
Indiana:

$122,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,138; Detached houses: $95,336; Townhouses or other attached units: $69,509; In 2-unit structures: $97,971; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $87,751; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,610

Median gross rent in 2011: $687.

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  • Hispanic - 13,925 (46.4%)
  • Black alone - 13,016 (43.4%)
  • White alone - 2,694 (9.0%)
  • Asian alone - 201 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 117 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 50 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Chicago: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Polish (2.0%), Irish (1.9%), German (1.4%), Hungarian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 2461 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in East Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Chicago city:

  • Never married: 44.2%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

4,230 residents are foreign born (13.1% Latin America).

This city:  14.1%
Indiana:  4.4%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in East Chicago, Indiana as of April 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in East Chicago to the number of sex offenders is 1,495 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,688 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,442 (1.8%)

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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 87.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,981 (+26.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,740 (28.8%)

Area code: 219

East Chicago household income distribution East Chicago home values distribution


 

Crime rates in East Chicago by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 911201412151417121253
per 100,000 27.633.562.744.338.248.246.156.940.440.316.810.1
Rapes 1411951271371411169
per 100,000 42.933.528.215.838.222.542.823.447.136.953.630.2
Robberies 1611071119212513712416214110913488
per 100,000 493.9325.9347.8291.3398.0439.8408.5542.0474.3366.1448.9295.7
Assaults 810513387585565145721148278100120
per 100,000 2484.91562.51212.41852.61798.8465.5237.2381.4275.8262.0335.0403.2
Burglaries 426380431334397441388407430571529560
per 100,000 1306.91157.41350.31057.71264.01415.71278.31361.71446.41917.81772.21881.5
Thefts 1,1021,0581,1291,1181,1241,3571,3781,2721,1891,1121,1451,025
per 100,000 3380.73222.43537.13540.43578.64356.24539.94255.63999.63734.93835.83443.8
Auto thefts 341409447402339321293210211276267169
per 100,000 1046.11245.71400.41273.01079.31030.5965.3702.6709.8927.0894.5567.8
Arson N/AN/A1971513115101122
per 100,000 N/AN/A59.522.247.841.736.216.733.636.96.76.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 994.8774.5802.2834.5860.6661.6613.8659.7603.4599.9596.9503.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 104 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Indiana average:

1.96

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East Chicago, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.4%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,530 (-4.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

East Chicago-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 131% 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 significantly below Indiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
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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).

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


Hospital/medical center in East Chicago:

  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL INC (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 4321 FIR STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near East Chicago:

  • FRANCISCAN ST MARGARET HEALTH - HAMMOND (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 4 miles away; HAMMOND, IN)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; MUNSTER, IN)
  • FRANCISCAN PHYSICIANS HOSPITAL LLC (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 7 miles away; MUNSTER, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in East Chicago, IN

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.

Local government website: www.eastchicago.com

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

  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 4 miles; Hammond, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,151)
  • South Suburban College (about 9 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 2,553)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 9 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest (about 10 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • Chicago State University (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,206)
  • Prairie State College (about 12 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 2,252)

Public high school in East Chicago:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in East Chicago:

Private elementary/middle school in East Chicago:

  • ST STANISLAUS SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 4930 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
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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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.5. This is about average.
City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0155. This is significantly better than average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0155
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.271. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.99. This is better than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.99
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 17.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.8
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.8. This is about average. There were 53 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6

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

  • EAST CHICAGO WATER WORKS (Population served: 33001, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 35.0%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.7% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.0% for American Indian residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 34.4% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in East Chicago, IN

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 compared to Indiana state average:

East Chicago, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


East Chicago travel time to work - commute


East Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.80%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents59.2%5.0%4.3%3.6%2.9%
Congregations17.1%8.7%6.1%6.4%5.5%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.0%2.0%1.9%1.8%17.4%
Congregations0.9%3.5%3.8%2.6%45.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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:
Here:

10.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.3%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lake County:

11.7%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$63,172$44,5921$1,063
Other Government Administration 38$112,391$35,4920$0
Judicial and Legal 23$77,736$40,5580$0
Police Protection - Officers 115$617,748$64,4610$0
Police - Other 40$109,146$32,74454$53,616
Firefighters 90$418,342$55,7790$0
Fire - Other 18$71,922$47,9482$607
Correction 4$12,759$38,2770$0
Streets and Highways 43$141,158$39,3937$10,649
Health 36$107,142$35,7140$0
Solid Waste Management 40$124,462$37,3390$0
Sewerage 184$596,950$38,9320$0
Parks and Recreation 88$208,280$28,4020$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 27$104,023$46,23210$3,292
Water Supply 53$192,454$43,5740$0
Transit 22$74,211$40,4790$0
Totals for Government 838$3,031,896$43,41674$69,227

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

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $396,000 ($13.43)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $26,646,000 ($903.99)
    Police Protection: $10,573,000 ($358.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,728,000 ($330.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,225,000 ($245.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,509,000 ($220.82)
    Sewerage: $4,469,000 ($151.61)
    Financial Administration: $4,412,000 ($149.68)
    Health - Other: $4,110,000 ($139.44)
    Water Utilities: $3,544,000 ($120.23)
    Regular Highways: $2,746,000 ($93.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,668,000 ($90.51)
    Central Staff Services: $2,277,000 ($77.25)
    Transit Utilities: $2,011,000 ($68.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,908,000 ($64.73)
    General Public Buildings: $770,000 ($26.12)
    Corrections - Other: $4,000 ($0.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $953,000 ($32.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,961,000 ($134.38)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($1.80)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($1.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($1.59)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($1.53)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,924,000 ($2032.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($1.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,193,000 ($142.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,296,000 ($43.97)
    All Other: $119,000 ($4.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,970,000 ($66.83)
    All Other: $258,000 ($8.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,004,000 ($34.06)
    Highways: $329,000 ($11.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000,000 ($135.70)
    Rents: $476,000 ($16.15)
    Interest Earnings: $444,000 ($15.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $138,000 ($4.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $49,000 ($1.66)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($0.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,820,000 ($129.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $32,540,000 ($1103.95)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,643,000 ($55.74)
    Highways: $1,014,000 ($34.40)
    All Other: $334,000 ($11.33)
  • Tax - Property: $60,663,000 ($2058.05)
    Other License: $204,000 ($6.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $148,000 ($5.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,713,000 ($770.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,370,000 ($691.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,456,000 ($117.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,112,000 ($37.73)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $521,000 ($17.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,805,000 ($1011.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $935,000 ($31.72)

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Indiana average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  2.28% ($39,640 average AGI)
from Porter County, IN  0.62% ($34,915)
from Will County, IL  0.19% ($56,174)


5.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  1.06% ($33,307 average AGI)
to Porter County, IN  1.03% ($43,404)
to Marion County, IN  0.30% ($20,343)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 80
Total length: 1,926 meters (6,319ft)
Total costs: $95,727,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,318,134
Total average daily truck traffic: 112,971

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 25
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 26
  • 1990-1999: 17
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
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:

57 (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:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (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)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-39 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8859Y , Serial Number: 39-14, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Edward G Bryant, 4723 Melville Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312



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

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
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
Browse common businesses in East Chicago, IN


East Chicago on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #30 (46320) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Cypriot first ancestries"
  • #83 (46312) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Serbian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 (46320) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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