Zip Code 46312 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameEast Chicago
Zip Code StateIndiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Lake
Area Code219
Current Population:29698
Racial Majority:Hispanic 0%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 49.1%
Unemployment Rate:11.0%
Median Household Income$32572
Average Adjusted Gross Income$32010
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time21.3 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range577 - 587 ft.
Area14 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.64536100, -87.45447700

Zip Code 46312 Description

Zip Code 46312 is located in the state of Indiana in the Chicago metro area. Zip code 46312 is primarily located in Lake County. The official US Postal Service name for 46312 is EAST CHICAGO, Indiana. Portions of zip code 46312 are contained within or border the city limits of East Chicago, IN, Hammond, IN, Gary, IN, and Whiting, IN. The area code for zip code 46312 is 219. 46312 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Indiana.

The current unemployment level in 46312 is 11.0% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.0% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 46312 decreased to 29698 from 32385 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 46312 is Hispanic while the majority ethnicity attending 46312 public schools is Hispanic. 91.7% of students in 46312 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 3022 10.28% 2140 +41%
 Black Or African American 11481 39.07% 12125 -5%
 Hispanic 14700 50.02% 15105 -3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 83 0.28% 46 +80%
 Asian 58 0.2% 28 +107%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 4 -100%
 Other Race 23 0% 23 -100%
 Two Or More Races 227 0.15% 227 -81%

Zip Code 46312 Race/Ethnicity

 White 1.5%
 Black Or African American 47.8%
 Hispanic 49.1%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 1.5%

Zip Code 46312 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2969832385
Male Population46.80%
Female Population53.20%
Total Households10724
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$32572
Income Under $50K Per Year66.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year24.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.50%
46312 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Indiana District 1Pete ViscloskyDemocrat
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46312 Indiana State Assembly Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
2Earl Harris Jr.Democrat
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46312 Indiana State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
2Lonnie RandolphDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$62494
Average Real Estate Sale Price$40000
Current Unemployment Level 11.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level13.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago14.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 54b - Chicago Lake Plain
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 46312 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)15203039505964635544332141
Avg Max Temp (°F)30364658708084827564483659
Avg Precip (In.)1.971.642.713.593.864.363.613.693.542.923.362.6137.86
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
CBSA Type46312
CBSA Population9739919
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours