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Gary city, Indiana

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Table

Gary city, Indiana
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 69,093
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
NA
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 69,093
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 80,294
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.3%
Female persons, percent
53.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
14.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
77.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
10.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 4,525
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 50.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $68,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $974
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $399
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $792
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 31,207
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 82.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 4.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 82.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 69.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 13.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 49.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 119,692
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 264,853
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,920,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 596,339
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,532
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 28.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,315
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $19,100
Persons in poverty, percent
33.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 6,467
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,025
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,109
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,160
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,121
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 652
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,616
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,610.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 49.87
FIPS Code 1827000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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