What is the current population of Gary?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Gary is 74,879. Gary, Indiana is the 478th largest city in the US.

Gary Geography [top]

What county is Gary, Indiana in?

Gary is located entirely in Lake County.

What is the size of Gary, Indiana in square miles?

Gary has an area of 49.9 square miles. Gary is the 3rd largest city, by area, in Indiana.

Gary Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Gary?

The peak population of Gary was in 1960, when its population was 178,320. In 1960, Gary was the 70th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 478th largest city in the US. Gary is currently 58.0% smaller than it was in 1960.

How quickly is Gary shrinking?

Gary has shrunk 26.9% since the year 2000. Gary, Indiana's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Gary, Indiana?

Gary has a population density of 1,610.2 people per square mile.

Gary Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Gary, Indiana?

The total voting age population of Gary, Indiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 57,241. The voting age population is 44.6% male and 55.4% female.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 18.4% of the residents of Gary are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Gary, Indiana?

The racial demographics of Gary are 78.5% Black, 15.3% White, 3.0% Other, 2.9% Two or more races, 0.2% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 8.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana residents are below the poverty line?

In Gary, 30.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 49.5%. On a per-household basis, 25.0% of families are below the poverty line in Gary.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 51.5% of Gary residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Gary, Indiana residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.4% of Gary residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.9% have a bachelor's degree and 5.5% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Gary residents aged 5 and older, 4.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.

Gary Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Gary, Indiana?

The unemployment rate in Gary is 12.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana residents work for the government?

In Gary, 11.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Gary, Indiana?

The median household income in Gary is $31,936.

Gary Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Gary, Indiana?

In Gary, 50.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Gary, Indiana?

Renters occupy 49.4% of housing units in Gary.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Gary, 22.0% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Gary, Indiana housing units were built after 2000?

In Gary, 2.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Gary, Indiana?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gary is $785.

What percentage of households in Gary, Indiana have broadband internet?

In Gary, 64.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Gary Population By Year

Population Graph For Gary
Year Population Rank in US
2019 74,879 478
2018 75,282 470
2017 76,008 459
2016 76,424 451
2015 77,156 438
2014 77,909 429
2013 78,450 417
2012 79,170 405
2011 79,709 399
2010 80,294 389
2000 102,489 231
1990 116,587 158
1970 175,415 74
1960 178,320 70
1950 133,911 71
1940 111,719 76
1930 100,426 92

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
468 Wyoming, Michigan 75,667 8.7%
469 Hammond, Indiana 75,522 -8.8%
470 Missoula, Montana 75,516 30.8%
471 Missouri City, Texas 75,457 41.0%
472 Pasco, Washington 75,432 121.5%
473 Baldwin Park, California 75,251 -0.9%
474 Iowa City, Iowa 75,130 19.5%
475 Rancho Cordova, California 75,087 39.7%
476 Rock Hill, South Carolina 75,048 47.8%
477 Flagstaff, Arizona 75,038 41.3%
478 Gary, Indiana 74,879 -26.9%
479 St. Joseph, Missouri 74,875 1.0%
480 Arlington Heights, Illinois 74,760 -2.2%
481 Bolingbrook, Illinois 74,545 30.8%
482 Rochester Hills, Michigan 74,516 8.0%
483 Framingham, Massachusetts 74,416
484 Union City, California 74,107 9.8%
485 Appleton, Wisconsin 74,098 5.2%
486 Turlock, California 73,631 29.2%
487 Camden, New Jersey 73,562 -7.7%
488 Bismarck, North Dakota 73,529 31.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Indiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
241 Evansville 117,979 -2.7%
304 South Bend 102,026 -5.8%
310 Carmel 101,068 88.6%
338 Fishers 95,310 144.1%
394 Bloomington 85,755 20.6%
469 Hammond 75,522 -8.8%
478 Gary 74,879 -26.9%
506 Lafayette 71,721 16.7%
538 Muncie 67,999 -4.0%
585 Noblesville 64,668 115.1%
620 Terre Haute 60,622 1.8%
634 Greenwood 59,458 61.8%
664 Kokomo 58,020 23.7%
708 Anderson 54,765 -8.1%
750 Elkhart 52,358 -0.4%
766 West Lafayette 50,996 77.6%
775 Mishawaka 50,363 7.1%
787 Lawrence 49,462 26.5%
815 Jeffersonville 48,126 60.6%
819 Columbus 48,046 22.2%
890 Westfield 43,649 182.3%

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