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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 27,742 inhabitants.

The city was created 128 years ago in 1892.

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Indiana Harbor
Indiana Harbor image


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

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East Chicago forecast: A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. more

East Chicago Quick Facts

Population : 27,742 (2020)
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 : 12:43:31 (21st October 2021)
Density : 663 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.05% (2010-2020)
Weather : 63℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather


According to census records, the population of East Chicago decreased by 7.05% in 10 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
2020 27,742 -0.27% 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.

  • Jim Bradley (American basketball player) he was born in 16/03/1952
  • Gregg Popovich (American basketball coach and player) he was born in 28/01/1949
  • Andrew Majda (American mathematician) he was born in 30/01/1949
  • Junior Bridgeman (American basketball player and businessman) he was born in 17/09/1953
  • Kenny Lofton (American baseball player) he was born in 31/05/1967
  • David Albin Zywiec Sidor (American bishop) he was born in 15/07/1947
  • Kim Sanders (American singer-songwriter) she was born in 24/10/1968
  • Vince Boryla (American basketball player, coach, executive) he was born in 11/03/1927
  • E'Twaun Moore (American basketball player) he was born in 25/02/1989
  • Miguel Torres (American mixed martial artist) he was born in 18/01/1981
  • Jason Repko (American baseball player) he was born in 27/12/1980
  • John Hubbard (American television and film actor (1914-1988)) he was born in 14/04/1914
  • Mighty Mo Rodgers (American blues musician and songwriter) he was born in 24/07/1942
  • Bridget Pettis (American basketball player, guard) she was born in 01/01/1971
  • Nick Mantis (American professional basketball player) he was born in 07/12/1935
  • Ray Ragelis (American basketball player) he was born in 10/12/1928
  • Ilie Oană (Romanian footballer (1918-1993)) he was born in 16/08/1918
  • Alexander Vraciu (US Navy World War II fighter ace) he was born in 02/11/1918

Schools in East Chicago

College & universities near East Chicago, IN

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

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near East Chicago, IN

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

Post offices near East Chicago

Post Office Name City ZIP
Harbor Post Office East Chicago (IN) 46312

Other places with the same name (1)

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
Hammond 75,342 City in Indiana, United States
Gary 74,693 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Merrillville 34,916 Town in Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana
Crown Point 30,906 City in Indiana, USA
Schererville 28,593 Town in northwest Indiana, USA
Hobart 27,913 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States of America
Munster 22,483 Town in the U.
Highland 22,283 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Griffith 16,032 Town in Calumet and St.
Dyer 15,955 Town in Indiana
Cedar Lake 13,588 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Lake Station 11,850 City in Indiana, United States
Lowell 9,450 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Winfield 5,486 Town of the United States
Whiting 4,814 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States

Distance to Other Cities

East Chicago distances to largest Indiana cities