New Chicago, Indiana

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New Chicago, Indiana
Town
Location of New Chicago in the state of Indiana
Location of New Chicago in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°33′28″N 87°16′26″W / 41.55778°N 87.27389°W / 41.55778; -87.27389Coordinates: 41°33′28″N 87°16′26″W / 41.55778°N 87.27389°W / 41.55778; -87.27389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township Hobart
Area[1]
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,035
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,017
 • Density 3,037.3/sq mi (1,172.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46342
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-52776[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440035[5]

New Chicago is a town in Hobart Township, Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,035 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

New Chicago was platted in 1893.[6] A post office was opened at New Chicago in 1907, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1917.[7]

Geography[edit]

New Chicago is located at 41°33′28″N 87°16′26″W / 41.55778°N 87.27389°W / 41.55778; -87.27389 (41.557860, -87.273801).[8]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.7 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 105
1920 300 185.7%
1930 481 60.3%
1940 466 −3.1%
1950 921 97.6%
1960 2,312 151.0%
1970 2,231 −3.5%
1980 2,581 15.7%
1990 2,066 −20.0%
2000 2,063 −0.1%
2010 2,035 −1.4%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,035 people, 763 households, and 487 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,037.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,172.7/km2). There were 866 housing units at an average density of 1,292.5 per square mile (499.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.0% White, 2.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 10.0% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.4% of the population.

There were 763 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the town was 33.9 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,063 people, 826 households, and 532 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,071.3 people per square mile (1,188.8/km²). There were 876 housing units at an average density of 1,304.2 per square mile (504.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.64% White, 0.53% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 8.92% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.72% of the population.

There were 826 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,759, and the median income for a family was $36,852. Males had a median income of $36,400 versus $22,045 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,342. About 10.6% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Residents are zoned to River Forest Community School Corporation.

Public libraries[edit]

Lake County Public Library operates the Lake Station - New Chicago Branch at 2007 Central Avenue in nearby Lake Station.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was platted in 1893... 
  7. ^ "Lake County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Locations and Hours." Lake County Public Library. Retrieved on January 21, 2009.