New Chicago, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 1,959 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 989  (50.5%)
Females: 970  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46342.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,059 (it was $32,759 in 2000)
New Chicago:

$43,059
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,562 (it was $16,342 in 2000)

New Chicago town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,548 (it was $61,200 in 2000)
New Chicago:

$93,548
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: $818.

March 2019 cost of living index in New Chicago: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.2%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.2% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 23.7% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in New Chicago, IN (2017)
    • 1,02657.3%White alone
    • 67937.9%Hispanic
    • 553.1%Black alone
    • 392.2%Two or more races
    • 150.8%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in New Chicago, Indiana as of July 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in New Chicago is 298 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Indiana average:

1.79
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Ancestries: American (6.8%), Polish (6.4%), Irish (5.9%), English (3.9%), German (3.0%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 2,916 people per square mile   (average).

New Chicago, Indiana map

199 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

This town:

11.1%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $937 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $557 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gary, IN (4.0 miles , pop. 102,746).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (28.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Station, IN (1.0 miles ),
Hobart, IN (1.4 miles ),
Gary, IN (2.0 miles ),
Portage, IN (2.2 miles ),
Wheeler, IN (2.4 miles ),
Merrillville, IN (2.4 miles ),
Ogden Dunes, IN (2.5 miles ),
South Haven, IN (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.56 N, Longitude: 87.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 219

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $90,800
Number of permits per 10,000 New Chicago, IN residents
Average permit cost in New Chicago, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.9%
Indiana:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in New Chicago, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.8%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (25.3%)
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Truck transportation (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Utilities (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
Most common occupations in New Chicago, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in New Chicago, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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New Chicago, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.0. This is worse than average.

City:

96.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.463. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.463
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.87
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0260. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0260
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

New Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the New Chicago town 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 42.9 miles away from the town center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New 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 217.3 miles away from New Chicago 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 192.0 miles away from the city 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 84.5 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 248.4 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 215.3 miles away from the city 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 291.6 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 (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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near New Chicago:

  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • HEALTHMASTERS INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • ARC BRIDGES, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • FMC - HOBART (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • SEBO'S NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HOBART, IN)
  • C AND A HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; GARY, IN)
  • HOME HEALTH OF ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HOBART, IN)

Amtrak stations near New Chicago:

  • 14 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 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.

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

  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 4 miles; Gary, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 11 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Valparaiso University (about 14 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • South Suburban College (about 19 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Prairie State College (about 20 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 20 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 20 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: New Chicago Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in New Chicago: Assumption Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in New Chicago: Twin Oaks Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.7 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.8%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in New Chicago:

Marital status in New Chicago, IN
  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in New Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Indiana average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New 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.
Indiana:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Lake County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lake 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%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.3%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
New Chicago:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
Indiana:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
New Chicago:

10.7%
Indiana:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.7%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
New Chicago:

56.9%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
New Chicago:

79.5%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of New Chicago, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 6$16,855$33,7105$5,652
Police - Other 3$4,663$18,6523$1,758
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,409$32,4541$1,780
Financial Administration 1$3,235$38,8200$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$516
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$255
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$4,488
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$421
Sewerage 0$0 1$252
Totals for Government 12$30,162$30,16219$15,122

New Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $907,000 ($462.99)
    Central Staff Services: $349,000 ($178.15)
    Sewerage: $128,000 ($65.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $102,000 ($52.07)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($32.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($9.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($21.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($5.10)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $533,000 ($272.08)

New Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $257,000 ($131.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $88,000 ($44.92)
    Other: $61,000 ($31.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($3.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($13.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $42,000 ($21.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $29,000 ($14.80)
    General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($3.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($2.55)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,295,000 ($661.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $61,000 ($31.14)
    Highways: $54,000 ($27.57)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($4.08)
  • Tax - Property: $470,000 ($239.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,000 ($7.15)
    Other License: $12,000 ($6.13)

New Chicago government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $571,000 ($291.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $526,000 ($268.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000 ($22.97)

New Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,000 ($9.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $717,000 ($366.00)

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Chicago:

  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WLTH (1370 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: WLTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WWCA (1270 AM; 1 kW; GARY, IN; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WIMS (1420 AM; 5 kW; MICHIGAN CITY, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Chicago:

  • 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.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New Chicago:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • W24AW (Channel 24; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W54BK (Channel 54; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W13BQ (Channel 13; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: STUDIO 5, INC.)
  • W04CQ (Channel 4; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: AQUA-LAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
New Chicago fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

New Chicago fatal accident list:

Feb 25, 2009 09:30 PM, Illinois St, Tyler St, Lat: 41.559014, Lon: -87.276636, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 14, 2007 09:50 PM, Van Buren St, Lat: 41.606628, Lon: -87.346033, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 15, 1997 00:57 AM, 37th Avenu, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 6, 1990 11:44 PM, N Lake Par, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 21, 1979 04:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 18, 1979 02:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • $134,000Total costs
  • 9,525Total average daily traffic
  • 285Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,155Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Daniel J Orlich, 122 Huber Blvd. (Lat: 41.558611 Lon: -87.275278), Type: 21.1, Overall height: 10.7 m, Registrant: Town Of New Chicago, In. ( Police Dept.), Hobar-t, Phone: (219) 962-1136
  • 226 Cleveland Ave (Lat: 41.553056 Lon: -87.273611), Type: 39.6, Overall height: 39.6 m, Registrant: New Chicago, Town Of, Rtank01@sprintspectrum.Com, , Rosem-ont, Phone: (847) 384-3020

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CH03XC849, 348 Harrison Ave (Lat: 41.553083 Lon: -87.273611), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQPT786,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$80,3551$74,4909$80,1032$23,4501$14,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$122,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$70,0801$14,9009$69,4971$58,2101$31,180
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$83,3230$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$88,5600$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$66,2172$73,3901$32,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$97,6700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$48,0100$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in New Chicago, IN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in New Chicago, IN - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Chicago, IN
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Chicago, IN
  • 83.8%Utility gas
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


New Chicago compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
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