East Chicago is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 26,099 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, East Chicago is the 39th largest community in Indiana. East Chicago has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
The population of East Chicago has a very low overall level of education: only 9.75% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in East Chicago in 2018 was $20,549, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,196 for a family of four. However, East Chicago contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
East Chicago is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Chicago home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in East Chicago, accounting for 57.16% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of East Chicago residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in East Chicago include Polish, German, Irish, Hungarian, and Italian.
East Chicago also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.27%.
The most common language spoken in East Chicago is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.