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East Chicago, Indiana (IN) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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32.3% of East Chicago, IN residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 63.2% greater than the poverty level of 11.9% across the entire state of Indiana. Taking into account residents not living in families, 23.3% of high school graduates and 47.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 20.3% among disabled males and 30.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 82.9%. For comparison, it was 45.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in East Chicago, IN

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
East Chicago:

32.3%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
East Chicago:

15.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
East Chicago:

20.3%
Indiana:

11.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 25.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
East Chicago:

25.8%
Indiana:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
East Chicago:

30.1%
Indiana:

16.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
East Chicago:

29.3%
Indiana:

29.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

82.9%
Residents above poverty level:

45.9%

Poverty by age in East Chicago, IN

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in East Chicago
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in East Chicago,IN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 59.9%Under 5 years
  • 72.6%5 years
  • 45.8%6 to 11 years
  • 35.4%12 to 14 years
  • 27.0%15 years
  • 47.1%16 and 17 years
  • 26.9%18 to 24 years
  • 21.0%25 to 34 years
  • 16.4%35 to 44 years
  • 18.3%45 to 54 years
  • 12.2%55 to 64 years
  • 11.7%65 to 74 years
  • 1.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in East Chicago
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in East Chicago,IN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 46.5%Under 5 years
  • 61.7%5 years
  • 53.0%6 to 11 years
  • 31.9%12 to 14 years
  • 59.3%15 years
  • 41.1%16 and 17 years
  • 51.5%18 to 24 years
  • 41.2%25 to 34 years
  • 31.8%35 to 44 years
  • 22.0%45 to 54 years
  • 14.3%55 to 64 years
  • 13.9%65 to 74 years
  • 15.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in East Chicago, IN
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in East Chicago,IN (% below half of poverty level)
  • 22.6%Under 5 years
  • 27.6%5 years
  • 17.8%6 to 11 years
  • 12.5%12 to 14 years
  • 12.7%15 years
  • 12.4%16 and 17 years
  • 14.6%18 to 24 years
  • 13.0%25 to 34 years
  • 9.2%35 to 44 years
  • 8.0%45 to 54 years
  • 6.6%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 3.2%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in East Chicago, IN

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in East Chicago, IN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in East Chicago, IN (%)
  • 19.0%White
  • 39.0%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 100.0%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 32.0%Other race
  • 32.0%2+ races
  • 23.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in East Chicago, IN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in East Chicago, IN (absolute numbers)
  • 331White
  • 3,907Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 22Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 2,903Other race
  • 2802+ races
  • 3,739Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 31.5%Below poverty level
  • 68.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 19.2%Below poverty level
  • 80.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in East Chicago, IN

Children below poverty level:
East Chicago, Indiana:

48.2%
State:

14.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
East Chicago:

23.3%
Indiana:

17.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
East Chicago:

47.3%
Indiana:

34.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.5%Married-couple family
  • 17.0%Male, no wife present
  • 56.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in East Chicago not in families by work experience
  • 1.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 24.0%Worked part-time
  • 74.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 1.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 4.8%Both worked part-time
  • 23.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 56.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.8%1990 to 1994
  • 0.8%1980 to 1989
  • 8.0%1970 to 1979
  • 6.8%1960 to 1969
  • 19.5%1950 to 1959
  • 27.4%1940 to 1949
  • 36.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.7%1995 to 1998
  • 0.4%1990 to 1994
  • 1.0%1980 to 1989
  • 5.6%1970 to 1979
  • 10.3%1960 to 1969
  • 20.1%1950 to 1959
  • 19.6%1940 to 1949
  • 42.3%1939 or earlier
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