East Chicago Real Estate
East Chicago is located in Indiana. East Chicago, Indiana has a population of 28,699. East Chicago is lessfamily-centric than the surrounding county with 23.25% of the households containing married families with children. The county average for households married with children is 28.33%.
The median household income in East Chicago, Indiana is $27,215. The median household income for the surrounding county is $49,617 compared to the national median of $53,482. The median age of people living in East Chicago is 29.8 years.
East Chicago Weather
The average high temperature in July is 84.6 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 20.9 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 39.4 inches per year, with inches of snow per year. No weather information available.
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Once referred to as the "Twin Cities" because a shipping canal divided the city into two independent sections, Indiana Harbor and East Chicago.
A great energy radiates from this city on the lake. Incorporated in 1893 as a railroad and steel town, East Chicago was one of the Northwest Indiana Region’s first industrial cities, which was created to meet the needs of its workers. Heritage and tradition remain a focal point of this great city.
The East Chicago Marina has nearly 300 slips available for lake travelers and offers charter boating, fishing and diving throughout the season.
Two notable people from East Chicago include, Alexander Vraciu - United States Navy's leading flying ace during World War Two, earning him the Medal of Honor AND Jason Repko - Former Major League Baseball outfielder for Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.
East Chicago is home to ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor Works, the largest steel mill in the USA. Indiana Harbor Works comprises East mill, originally Inland Steel, and West mill, owned for most of its life by Youngstown Sheet and Tube.
For more information on this city, please visit http://www.eastchicago.com/
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