Michigan City, Indiana 

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Population

31,054

-0.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.2%

Median Income

$35,710

Median Home Price

$123,600

Median Age

37.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.2

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Michigan City, Indiana

Small-town complex - Extreme northern Indiana, at the Michigan border. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Michigan City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Indiana
County: LaPorte County
Metro Area: Michigan City-La Porte Metro Area
City: Michigan City
Zip Codes: 46360
Cost of Living: -26.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 608 ft above sea level

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Michigan City, IN Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Nearby recreation
Close to Chicago
Cost of living and housing
Cons
Economic cycles
Harsh winters
Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Michigan City-La Porte Metro Area

It’s kind of hard to call any place in Indiana a “beach town,” but Michigan City probably comes the closest to earning this designation. Located right on Lake Michigan and almost adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Seashore, the area picks up its share of tourist activity from Chicago and all over the Midwest in the late spring, summer and fall. Otherwise, both Michigan City and LaPorte have a strong industrial heritage, with an important but somewhat declining old-economy manufacturing base.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Michigan City is 8.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Michigan City jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Michigan City's cost of living is 26.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Michigan City's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Michigan City, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, LaPorte county remained moderately Republican, 52.5% to 45.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Michigan City's population is 31,054 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Michigan City is Real Estate: $123,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.3%.

SCHOOLS
Michigan City public schools spend $12,432 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Michigan City. More Education



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Housing Market in Michigan City

It's a good time to buy in Michigan City. Home Appreciation is up 15.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Michigan City is $123,600.
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Reviews for Michigan City   5 Reviews
RUST BELT OASIS - 3/2/2020
I’ve lived in Michigan City for over 10 years now(March 2020) and am a native of Northwest Indiana (40 years.) Michigan City is an older town, on Lake Michigan ESE of... Read More

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A nice place to visit. - 2/15/2017
My in-laws live there. I love to visit the place. Nice people. The city has everything, malls, restaurants, cafes. It's very close to the nature. It's cold in the... Read More

Overall, not good. - 1/25/2010
HUMID and HOT in the June,July, August and bone chilling cold in Dec and Jan. Snow is just crazy...the lake effect snow machine comes right down off lake michigan and... Read More


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46360

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