East Chicago demographics profile

StatisticEast ChicagoIndianaNational
Population28,9616,589,578318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,05518091
Median age31.337.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%56%55%
Speak English58%92%79%
Speak Spanish42%5%13%
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.

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  • The population density in East Chicago is 1045% higher than Indiana.
  • The median age in East Chicago is 16% lower than Indiana.
  • In East Chicago 26.88% of the population is White.
  • In East Chicago 38.27% of the population is African American.
  • In East Chicago 0.20% of the population is Asian.

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East Chicago population breakdown by race

RaceEast ChicagoIndianaNational
White26.88%83.99%73.35%
African American38.27%9.23%12.63%
Asian0.20%1.98%5.22%
American Indian0.35%0.24%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.99%2.22%3.06%
Other race31.32%2.30%4.75%
In East Chicago, 53.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The East Chicago, IN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).