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New Chicago, Indiana
Location of New Chicago in Lake County, Indiana.
Location of New Chicago in Lake County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township Hobart
Plated 1893
Area
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.75 km2)
 • Land 0.68 sq mi (1.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
636 ft (194 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,999
 • Density 2,961.48/sq mi (1,142.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46342
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-52776
GNIS feature ID 0440035

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

History

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

Geography

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).

According to the 2010 census, New Chicago has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all land.

Demographics

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%
2020 1,999 −1.8%
Source: US Census Bureau

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,035 people, 763 households, and 487 families living 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.

Education

Residents are zoned to River Forest Community School Corporation.

Public libraries

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

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