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Pros

-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area


A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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Quick Facts About East Chicago


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in East Chicago is 9.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. East Chicago jobs have Increased by 0.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, East Chicago's cost of living is 15.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, East Chicago's population is 28,699 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.32 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in East Chicago is $56,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -21.61%.
    SCHOOLS
    East Chicago public schools spend $14,925 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in East Chicago.

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  4/13/2010
Ridiculous state to live in

Do not move to East Chicado Indiana. No jobs high crimes and many Chicagoans out here now. I would'nt say that's a bad thing because the kids that are born and raise in... (Read More)

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  6/21/2009
Stay Away!!!

I was born and raise in East Chicago, In. and over the years I have seen vast decay of a once very vibrant and beautiful city...crime is out of control...the politics... (Read More)

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