East Chicago, IN has a population of 28,961 and is the 1,480th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,055 per sq mi which is 1045% higher than the Indiana average and 2169% higher than the national average. The median age in East Chicago is 31 which is approximately 16% lower than the Indiana average of 37. In East Chicago, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 58% speak English and 42% speak Spanish. 53% of East Chicago residents were born in Indiana, 27% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 16% were foreign born.