East Chicago North median real estate price is $67,796, which is less expensive than 95.1% of Indiana neighborhoods and 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in East Chicago North is currently $1,018, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 94.1% of Indiana neighborhoods.
East Chicago North is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in East Chicago, Indiana.
East Chicago North 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the East Chicago North 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 East Chicago North. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 24.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.8% 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.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the East Chicago North neighborhood than in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
The East Chicago North neighborhood is unique for having just 5.2% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.8% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, of note, 55.2% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
In the East Chicago North neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 23.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the East Chicago North neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 33.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the East Chicago North neighborhood has more Hungarian and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 61.8% have Mexican ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the East Chicago North 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 92.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 55.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the East Chicago North neighborhood, 47.1% 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 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.9%), and 9.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the East Chicago North neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 51.0% of households. Some people also speak English (48.5%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the East Chicago North neighborhood in East Chicago, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (61.8%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (7.0%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (5.5%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (2.5%), among others. In addition, 22.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 East Chicago North neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (66.2%) 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 (23.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.