|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of East Chicago is 26,099. East Chicago, Indiana is the 1,489th largest city in the US.
East Chicago is located entirely in Lake County.
The peak population of East Chicago was in 1990, when its population was 33,860. In 1990, East Chicago was the 812th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,489th largest city in the US. East Chicago is currently 22.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
East Chicago has shrunk 19.2% since the year 2000. East Chicago, Indiana's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
East Chicago has a population density of 2,108 people per square mile.
|1484||Ridgewood, New Jersey||26,202||5.1%|
|1485||Elk River, Minnesota||26,192||56.9%|
|1486||South Salt Lake, Utah||26,166||18.8%|
|1489||East Chicago, Indiana||26,099||-19.2%|
|1492||Forest Grove, Oregon||26,089||43.9%|
|1494||Imperial Beach, California||26,059||-3.6%|
The total voting age population of East Chicago, Indiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 18,143. The voting age population is 45.9% male and 54.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.1% of the residents of East Chicago are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of East Chicago are 37.4% Other, 35.5% Black, 23.9% White, 3.1% Two or more races, 0.1% American Indian and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 57.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In East Chicago, 32.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 54.2%. On a per-household basis, 28.6% of families are below the poverty line in East Chicago.
Among those aged 16 and older, 52.9% of East Chicago residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 72.5% of East Chicago residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 9.1% have a bachelor's degree and 3.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among East Chicago residents aged 5 and older, 41.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 41.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in East Chicago is 9.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In East Chicago, 11.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in East Chicago is $32,839.
In East Chicago, 46.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 53.8% of housing units in East Chicago.
Of all the housing units in East Chicago, 44.4% of them were build before 1940.
In East Chicago, 3.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 460 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in East Chicago is $686.
In East Chicago, 60.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.