East Chicago, Indiana 

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Population

28,699

15% Decline

Unemployment Rate

9.3%

Median Income

$27,215

Avg. Home Price

$56,300

Best Places to Live in East Chicago, Indiana

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: East Chicago
Zip Codes: 46312
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in East Chicago is 9.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. East Chicago jobs have increased by 0.96%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare East Chicago's Cost of Living
POPULATION
East Chicago's population is 28,699 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.32%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in East Chicago is $56,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -21.61%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in East Chicago

It's not a good time to buy in East Chicago. Home Appreciation is down -3.7% in the last 12 months. Browse East Chicago Real Estate.

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Reviews for East Chicago    2 Reviews
Ridiculous state to live in - 4/13/2010
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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Stay Away!!! - 6/21/2009
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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46312