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ZIP Code 46312

Primary City:East Chicago, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (3:48am)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.65, -87.45
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46312

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46312. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 46312. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46312, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
East Chicago, IN

Stats and Demographics for the 46312 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46312 is located in northwest Indiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 46312 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 46312 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29,698
Population Density 2,120 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,958
Median Home Value $82,900
Land Area 14.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.25 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,724
Median Household Income $27,583

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 32


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,4441,4122,856
5-91,3531,3212,674
10-141,1731,1812,354
15-191,1391,1952,334
20-248651,1382,003
25-299151,2562,171
30-349011,0831,984
35-398049551,759
40-447508731,623
45-498118981,709
50-549571,0181,975
55-598068051,611
60-646246641,288
65-69380530910
70-74330449779
75-79301366667
80-84206358564
85 Plus150287437

Gender

 Male 13,909 47%
 Female 15,789 53%
Gender

Race

 White 10,530 35.5%
 Black Or African American 12,736 42.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 187 0.6%
 Asian 34 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 12 0.0%
 Other Race 5,371 18.1%
 Two Or More Races 828 2.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2445612657
25-343561,6011,957
35-445981,1611,759
45-549571,2102,167
55-649228931,815
65-747194301,149
75-84631265896
85 Plus22797324

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,995 28%
 Single Guardian 4,202 39%
 Singles 3,110 29%
 Singles With Roommate 417 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,348 59%
 Households with Kids 4,376 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1278286564
2313277590
3289284573
4264291555
5270237507
6293276569
7272252524
8266289555
9252267519
10255247502
11225242467
12207253460
13251209460
14235230465
15240268508
16228244472
17240222462
18233238471
19198223421
20200223423

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46312 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 46312 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 46312 real estate data, the median home value of $82,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 46312 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 46312 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46312 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29,520 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 92 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 80 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,702 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,753 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,269 48%
 Households Vacant 2,234 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 711 31.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 0.9%
 For Sale Only 169 7.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 73 3.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 10 0.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,250 56.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 108 2%
 1 Bedroom 969 17%
 2 Bedroom 2,301 41%
 3+ Bedroom 2,267 40%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $27,583 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 46312 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 46312 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 46312 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,087 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,703 22%
 No Earnings 10,144 48%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,087 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,703 22%
 No Earnings 10,144 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,859 88.2%
 Public transportation 433 4.9%
 Taxicab 18 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 534 6.0%
 Worked at Home 67 0.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,136 29.0%
 High School Graduate 4,511 61.2%
 Associate's degree 236 3.2%
 Bachelor's degree 334 4.5%
 Master's degree 104 1.4%
 Professional school degree 16 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 31 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,446 80.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 728 9.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 882 10.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46312

ZIP Code 46312 is in the East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46312.

East Chicago Lighthouse
3916 Pulaski
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School District
East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy
1402 East Chicago Ave
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: East Chicago Urban Enterprise Acad School District
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
2001 East 135th St
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
2400 Cardinal Dr
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
Benjamin Harrison Elementary School
4411 Magoun
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
Carrie Gosch Elementary School
455 East 148th St
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
George Washington Elementary School
1401 East 144th St
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
William Mckinley Elementary School
4825 Magoun Ave
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
Joseph L Block Jr High School
2700 Cardinal Dr
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
East Chicago Central High School
1100 West Columbus Dr
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: School City of East Chicago School District
St Stanislaus School
4930 Indianapolis Blvd
East Chicago, IN 46312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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