East Chicago employment information

IndexEast ChicagoIndianaNational
Income per capita$13,868$24,953$28,555
Median household income$27,215$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,615$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,683$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$25,609$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$18,818$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate9.3%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level35.5%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in East Chicago is 51% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in East Chicago is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in East Chicago is 59% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in East Chicago is 128% higher than the national average.

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East Chicago median earnings by income bracket

East Chicago employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.0%0.3%
Manufacturing sector21.5%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.1%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services11.2%15.1%
Public administration3.2%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.9%4.6%
Education, health & social services9.9%31.2%

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Flossmoor, IL9,339$100,37388%
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Olympia Fields, IL5,022$89,68868%
Willowbrook CDP, IL2,048$86,80662%
East Chicago, IN29,387$27,21549%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Williamsport, PA29,377$33,53737%
Granger, IN29,400$93,83075%
Marion, IN29,403$32,33440%
Kent, OH29,367$35,21034%
Lawrenceville, GA29,364$42,45921%
East Chicago, IN29,387$27,21549%
Source: The East Chicago, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.