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East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,698 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community.HistoryA post office called East Chicago has been in operation since 1889. The city was named from its location east of Chicago.GeographyEast Chicago is located at .According to the 2010 census, East Chicago has a total area of 16.155sqmi, of which 14.09sqmi is land and 2.065sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 29,698 people, 10,724 households, and 7,197 families residing in the city. The population density was 2107.7PD/sqmi. There were 12,958 housing units at an average density of 919.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 35.5% White, 42.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 18.1% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.9% of the population.There were 10,724 households of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.9% were married couples living together, 31.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.42.
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