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Living In East Chicago, IN

A town located in Indiana, East Chicago has a population of just under 29,000. Families with young children are typical, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community. At an average age of just under 35, the city's residents are notably younger than most cities in Indiana. Most East Chicago residents rent, and 44% of residents are homeowners. With a relatively low average rent of $672/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Indiana. Over the course of a year, renters in East Chicago will save around $1,900 compared to the state average.

East Chicago residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (29%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not extensively used. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.

Many East Chicago residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 11% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $40K, 8th-lowest in the state, East Chicago workers earn around $22,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). East Chicago has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (21%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 5% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

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