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People

Total Population 2,081
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 880
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,074
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $808
Median House Value $87,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 16.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Chicago Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Gary, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 46342
Phone Area Codes 219
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.558
Longitude -87.274

New Chicago Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station OGDEN DUNES
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station INDIANA DUNES NAT LKSHR
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gary 78,483 $32,887
Hobart 28,943 $71,357
Lake Station 12,268 $42,236
Merrillville 35,322 $63,060
Ogden Dunes 1,203 $111,875
Portage 37,197 $66,043

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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