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 is located entirely in Lake County.
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.
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.
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.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.4% of the residents of Gary are 65 or older.
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.
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.
Among those aged 16 and older, 51.5% of Gary residents are in the labor force.
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.
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.
The unemployment rate in Gary is 12.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Gary, 11.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Gary is $31,936.
In Gary, 50.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.4% of housing units in Gary.
Of all the housing units in Gary, 22.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Gary, 2.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gary is $785.
In Gary, 64.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|471||Missouri City, Texas||75,457||41.0%|
|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%|
|479||St. Joseph, Missouri||74,875||1.0%|
|480||Arlington Heights, Illinois||74,760||-2.2%|
|482||Rochester Hills, Michigan||74,516||8.0%|
|484||Union City, California||74,107||9.8%|
|487||Camden, New Jersey||73,562||-7.7%|
|488||Bismarck, North Dakota||73,529||31.7%|
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