East Chicago, IN (Michigan Ave / Guthrie St)




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About East Chicago, IN (Michigan Ave / Guthrie St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Michigan Ave / Guthrie St median real estate price is $71,417, which is less expensive than 86.0% of Indiana neighborhoods and 86.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Michigan Ave / Guthrie St is currently $717, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.1% of Indiana neighborhoods.

Michigan Ave / Guthrie St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in East Chicago, Indiana.

Michigan Ave / Guthrie St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St 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 Michigan Ave / Guthrie St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.3% 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: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

In addition, the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (68.0%) than found in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Also, the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St 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 8.4% of college-friendly places to live in IN.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (38.5%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.3% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry.


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 Michigan Ave / Guthrie St 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 94.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 68.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood, 61.5% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 23.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (12.8%), and 2.4% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood in East Chicago, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (30.8%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.9%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (2.2%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (2.2%). In addition, 15.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood is English, spoken by 63.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (36.2%).

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 Michigan Ave / Guthrie St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.3%) . 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. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Michigan Ave / Guthrie St 0.101011101001110
East Chicago 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Michigan Ave / Guthrie St 0.101011101001110
East Chicago 0.101011101001110
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Michigan Ave / Guthrie St 0.101011101001110
East Chicago 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 14 Condition Alerts found.

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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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