East Chicago, IN Demographics

The total population of East Chicago is estimated to be 26,363 with 12,994 males (49.29%) and 13,369 females (50.71%). There are 375 more females than males in East Chicago.
The median household income in East Chicago was $40,866 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 757(1.89%) from $40,109 in 2020. This income is 54.78% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, East Chicago sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $46,785. Overall, the median household income for the city of East Chicago stands at $40,866.
In East Chicago, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $33,695 for males and $21,859 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $44,837 for males and $38,638 for females.
In East Chicago, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $59,146, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $25,828.
In 2022, the population of East Chicago was 25,968, a 0.89% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, East Chicago's population was 26,202, a decline of 0.52% compared to a population of 26,340 in 2020.
The median age in East Chicago, IN is 35.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 22.01% were under the age of 15, 20.70% aged 15 to 29, 42.40% aged 30 to 64, 12.97% aged 65 to 84, and 1.92% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of East Chicago population: 21.71% are White, 36.99% are Black or African American, 0.11% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.08% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 33.62% are some other race and 7.46% are multiracial.