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Population (year 2000): 32,414. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,946 (-4.5% change)
Males: 15,509 (47.8%), Females: 16,905 (52.2%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $26,538 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,900 (year 2000)

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Races in East Chicago:

  • Hispanic (51.6%)
  • Black (36.1%)
  • Other race (24.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (12.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (4.8%), German (1.5%), Irish (1.2%).Chicago, Indiana

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles

East

For population 25 years and over in East Chicago

  • High school or higher: 60.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Chicago city

  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 39.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

14.7% Foreign born (13.3% Latin America).

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Hammond, (2.9 miles pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (20.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN Hammond, (2.9 miles IN Whiting, (3.2 miles City, IL (6.0 miles Calumet IL (6.1 miles Burnham, IN Highland, (6.2 miles IN (6.6 miles Munster, IL Lansing, (7.7 miles IN (7.9 miles Griffith,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $46,300
  • 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

Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 87.46 W

Area code: 219


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.7%), Educational,health and social services (18.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.5%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,543 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,800 (37.5%)


 

Crime in East Chicago by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 9 11 20 14
    per 100,000 27.8 33.9 61.7 43.2
Rapes 14 11 9 5
    per 100,000 43.2 33.9 27.8 15.4
Robberies 161 107 111 92
    per 100,000 496.7 330.1 342.4 283.8
Assaults 810 513 387 585
    per 100,000 2498.9 1582.6 1193.9 1804.8
Burglaries 426 380 431 334
    per 100,000 1314.2 1172.3 1329.7 1030.4
Thefts 1,102 1,058 1,129 1,118
    per 100,000 3399.8 3264.0 3483.1 3449.1
Auto thefts 341 409 447 402
    per 100,000 1052.0 1261.8 1379.0 1240.2
1006.0 776.6 757.0 804.8

Average climate in East Chicago, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

East

East Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.7 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 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jason Repko - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, born: Dec 27, 1980), Kenny Lofton - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, born: May 31, 1967), Lonnie Randolph - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs).

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Hospital/medical center in East Chicago:
  • ST CATHERINE HOSPITAL INC (4321 FIR ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near East Chicago:
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-NORTHWEST IN (about 4 miles; HAMMOND, IN)
  • ST MARGARET MERCY HLTHCARE CTRS-NO CAM (about 4 miles; HAMMOND, IN)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; MUNSTER, IN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to East Chicago:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 6 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 23 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 35 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to East Chicago:
  • LANSING MUNI (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • GRIFFITH-MERRILLVILLE (about 10 miles; GRIFFITH, IN; ID: 05C)
  • HOBART SKY RANCH (about 16 miles; HOBART, IN; ID: 3HO)

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.
  • 16 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:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 31 $93,311 $36,120 1 $689
Judicial and Legal 11 $28,521 $31,113 2 $3,117
Police Protection - Officers 117 $519,891 $53,322 0 $0
Police - Other 47 $136,489 $34,848 66 $48,121
Firefighters 87 $366,291 $50,522 0 $0
Correction 4 $11,252 $33,756 0 $0
Streets and Highways 85 $260,588 $36,788 1 $970
Health 79 $248,924 $37,811 11 $8,309
Solid Waste Management 124 $312,754 $30,266 4 $2,422
Sewerage 66 $247,780 $45,050 1 $1,933
Parks and Recreation 124 $293,331 $28,386 14 $8,491
Housing and Community Development(Local) 29 $104,461 $43,225 7 $4,091
Water Supply 47 $145,936 $37,260 6 $3,835
Transit 19 $57,449 $36,283 0 $0
Financial Administration 51 $205,127 $48,265 12 $14,938
Fire - Other 4 $12,117 $36,351 2 $906
Totals for Government 925 $3,044,221 $39,492 127 $97,821
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Chicago:
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 4 miles; HAMMOND, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,312)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST (about 10 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 3,208)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-NORTHWEST (about 12 miles; GARY, IN; FT enrollment: 2,432)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 14 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
Public high school in East Chicago:
  • EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL HIGH SCH (Students: 1,410; Location: 1100 W COLUMBUS DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in East Chicago:
  • WILLIAM MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 784; Location: 4825 MAGOUN AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 765; Location: 2400 CARDINAL DR; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BENJAMIN HARRISON ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 653; Location: 4411 MAGOUN; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 575; Location: 2001 E 135TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 1401 E 144TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JOSEPH L BLOCK JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 2700 CARDINAL DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WEST SIDE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 4001 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CARRIE GOSCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 455 E 148TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • EUGENE FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 3551 BLOCK AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in East Chicago:
  • ST STANISLAUS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 440; Location: 4930 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • INDIANA HARBOR CATH ELEM (Students: 114; Location: 3916 PULASKI STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 816 W 144TH ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • GREATER FIRST CHRISTIAN ACA (Students: 33; Location: 4858 OLCOTT AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
Library in East Chicago:
  • EAST CHICAGO PL (Operating income: $3,406,228; Location: 2401 E COLUMBUS DR; 226,582 books; 7,306 audio materials; 6,368 video materials; 573 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in East Chicago: Indiana Harbor Light 7 (A), Indiana Harbor Light 8 (B), East Chicago Carnegie Public Library (C), East Chicago City Hall (D), East Chicago Fire Station Number 2 (E), East Chicago Fire Station Number 5 (F), East Chicago Fire Station Number 6 (G), Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Neighborhood Center (H), Carnegie Library (I), Indiana Harbor Fire Station Number 2 (J).

Churches in East Chicago include: Antioch Baptist Church (A), Assumption Church of the Blessed Virgin (B), Saints Peter and Paul Eastern Rite Church (C), United Church of Christ (D), Church of God in Christ (E), Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Saint Michael Polish National Catholic Church (G), Macedonia Baptist Church (H).

Parks in East Chicago include: Sunnyside Park (1), Callahan Park (2), Edward Valve Park (3), Mark Town Park (4), Marktown Historic District (5), Indiana Harbor Catholic Elementary School (6), Nunez Park (7), Washington Park (8), City Hall Park (9).

Post offices: Chicago Avenue Station East Chicago Post Office (A), Harbor Station East Chicago Post Office (B), East Chicago Main Post Office (C).


East Chicago compared to Indiana state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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.)
  • WJOB (1230 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: ST. GEORGE BROADCASTING, LLC, ROBERT J. MACCINI, RECEIVER)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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