East Chicago Lake County, Indiana

East Chicago: City in Lake County, Indiana, United States

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Location of East Chicago on Indiana map.


East Chicago is a city located in the county of Lake in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 29,698 and a population density of 710 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 27,817 inhabitants.

The city was created 128 years ago in 1892.


East Chicago is located at 41°38'21"N 87°27'17"W (41.6392000, -87.4547600).

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East Chicago Quick Facts

Population : 27,817 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Lake County
Postal code : 46312
Phone Area Codes : 219
Area : 41.84 km2
Altitude : 591 feet / 180 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1893 (128 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 03:33:29 (27th July 2021)
Density : 665 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -6.76% (2010-2019)


According to census records, the population of East Chicago decreased by 6.76% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 29,698 - census
2011 29,524 -0.59% estimation process
2012 29,450 -0.25% estimation process
2013 29,225 -0.77% estimation process
2014 29,017 -0.72% estimation process
2015 28,686 -1.15% estimation process
2016 28,423 -0.93% estimation process
2017 28,158 -0.94% estimation process
2018 27,937 -0.79% estimation process
2019 27,817 -0.43% estimation process

East Chicago zip code is 46312. County name: Lake, County fips: 18089

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People born in East Chicago (63)

People born in East Chicago, including actress Betsy Palmer, Recipient of the Purple Heart medal Frank Reynolds, author and game designer John M. Ford, you can see a list of people who born in East Chicago.


College & universities near East Chicago

Code Name City ZIP
150172 Calumet College of Saint Joseph Whiting (IN) 46394

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near East Chicago

Code Name Address Type
HMI Hammond–Whiting station 1135 South Calumet Ave. RAIL
GRY Gary, IN 100 West 4th Avenue BUS
DYE Dyer station 913 Sheffield Avenue RAIL
HMW Homewood 18015 Park Ave. RAIL
CHI Chicago Union Station 225 South Canal Street RAIL

Other cities in Lake County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lake County , IN. (more)

City Name Population Title
City of Gary 80,294 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Gary 74,879 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Ross 47,615 Unincorporated community in Lake County, Indiana
Hobart 37,887 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States of America
Merrillville 34,792 Town in Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana
Crown Point 30,488 City in Indiana, USA
Schererville 28,527 Town in northwest Indiana, USA
Highland 22,936 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Munster 22,476 Town in the U.
Griffith 16,060 Town in Calumet and St.
Dyer 15,976 Town in Indiana
Saint John 14,850
Cedar Lake 13,183 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Lake Station 11,845 City in Indiana, United States
Lowell 9,450 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Winfield 5,987 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

East Chicago distances to largest Indiana cities

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