- East Chicago, Indiana
official_name = City of East Chicago, Indiana
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Lake
area_magnitude = 1 E7
area_total_km2 = 40.5
area_land_km2 = 31.0
area_water_km2 = 9.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 32414
population_density_km2 = 1044.7
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
area_total_sq_mi = 15.6
area_land_sq_mi = 12.0
area_water_sq_mi = 3.7
elevation_m = 180
elevation_ft = 591
latd = 41 |latm = 38 |lats = 20 |latNS = N
longd = 87 |longm = 27 |longs = 44 |longEW = W
website = [http://www.eastchicago.com www.eastchicago.com]
postal_code = 46312
area_code = 219
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 18-19486GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0433875GR|3
East Chicago is a city in Lake County,
Indiana, opposite Chicago, Illinois. The population was 32,414 at the 2000 census.
East Chicago is located at coor dms|41|38|20|N|87|27|44|W|city (41.638885, -87.462140)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.5 km²), of which, 12.0 square miles (31.0 km²) of it is land and 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²) of it (23.35%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 32,414 people, 11,707 households, and 7,937 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 2,706.3 people per square mile (1,044.7/km²). There were 13,261 housing units at an average density of 1,107.2/sq mi (427.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 36.54% White, 36.08% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 23.98% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.61% of the population. Whites who are not Hispanic or Latino were 12.10% of the city's population. 54.3% spoke English, 42.9% Spanish and 1.2% Polish as their first languages.
There were 11,707 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.8% were married couples living together, 26.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,538, and the median income for a family was $31,778. Males had a median income of $32,588 versus $21,678 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $13,517. About 22.5% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.
The nearest commercial airport to East Chicago is the
Gary/Chicago International Airportin neighboring Gary. The South Shore Line (NICTD)has a station in East Chicago, and the city operates a free bus system. Indiana State Road 912, the Cline Avenue Expressway, connects East Chicago with the Indiana Toll Roadand Borman Expressway, and serves the casinoand steel mills on the lakefront.
* Indiana Harbor :* The Harbor:* North Harbor:* Washington Park:* Prairie Park:* Sunnyside:* Lakeside
* East Chicago:* Northside:* Southside :* Calumet:* Roxana Park:* New Addition
Notable People from East Chicago
Junior BridgemanNBA basketball player
Emilio A. De La GarzaMedal of Honor recipient USMC
Eric FlintScience fiction author
John M. FordScience fiction writer
Katherine JacksonMother of pop superstars Michael and Janet Jackson
Kenny Lofton MLB baseball player
Angel ManfredyJunior Welterweight Boxer
Phil PonceBroadcast journalist
Gregg PopovichNBA Head Coach
Andy PrieboySinger, songwriter, author and playwright
George ReedyWhite House press secretary for Lyndon Johnson
Frank Reynolds, American Broadcasting CompanyTelevision anchor
*Steve Stojan Tesich Oscar winning Screenwriter
Miguel TorresTop bantamweight mixed martial artistand WECbantamweight champion
Tim StoddardRetired MLB Pitcher
School City of East Chicagoserves the city.
All residents are zoned to
East Chicago Central High School.
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