East Chicago, IN (W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave)




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About East Chicago, IN (W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave median real estate price is $89,282, which is less expensive than 72.3% of Indiana neighborhoods and 72.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave is currently $855, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.9% of Indiana neighborhoods.

W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in East Chicago, Indiana.

W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 27.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 92.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 0.6% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

The W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood stands out within Indiana for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 7.3% of college-friendly places to live in IN.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 62.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood in East Chicago are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 59.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood, 35.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 34.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.3%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood in East Chicago, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (45.4%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report Polish roots (5.3%), and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (1.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.3%), among others. In addition, 15.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 52.1% of households. Some people also speak English (47.9%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave 0.101011101001110
East Chicago 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave 0.101011101001110
East Chicago 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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W Chicago Ave / Baring Ave 0.101011101001110
East Chicago 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of IN school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Benjamin Harrison Elementary Sch
4411 Magoun
East Chicago, IN, 46312
PK-05
East Chicago Central High Sch
1100 W Columbus Dr
East Chicago, IN, 46312
09-12
Joseph Block Middle School
2700 Cardinal Dr
East Chicago, IN, 46312
06-08
Abraham Lincoln Elementary Sch
2001 E 135 Th St
East Chicago, IN, 46312
PK-05
Benjamin Franklin Elem School
2400 Cardinal Dr
East Chicago, IN, 46312
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Carrie Gosch Elementary School
455 E 148 Th St
East Chicago, IN, 46312
PK-08
George Washington Elem School
2400 Cardinal Drive
East Chicago, IN, 46312
PK-05
William Mckinley Elementary Sch
4825 Magoun Ave
East Chicago, IN, 46312
PK-05
West Side Middle School
4001 Indianapolis Blvd
East Chicago, IN, 46312
06-08

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