East Chicago employment information

IndexEast ChicagoIndianaNational
Income per capita$14,363$26,117$29,829
Median household income$27,264$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,744$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,522$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$24,317$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$18,558$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate8.8%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level35.3%15.0%15.1%
The East Chicago, IN employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in East Chicago is $14,363, which is 45% lower than than the Indiana average and 52% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $27,264, which is 46% lower than than the Indiana average and 51% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in East Chicago is 9%, which is 88% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in East Chicago is 35% which is 134% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$18,174$27,264$54,528
City
$33,618$50,433$100,866
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in East Chicago is 52% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in East Chicago is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in East Chicago is 88% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in East Chicago is 134% higher than the national average.

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East Chicago employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.5%0.0%
Manufacturing sector24.6%0.7%
Financial & insurance services1.3%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services8.9%17.1%
Public administration3.1%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%3.6%
Education, health & social services8.7%32.5%
Other34.6%28.7%

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Flossmoor, IL9,215$87,17958%
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East Chicago, IN28,961$27,26451%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Golden Gate, FL28,928$42,26024%
Burton, MI28,995$43,58621%
Wellesley, MA28,909$171,719210%
Lake in the Hills, IL28,908$85,89555%
East Haven, CT29,015$63,13714%
East Chicago, IN28,961$27,26451%
Source: The East Chicago, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).