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Gary city, Indiana

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Gary city, Indiana
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 74,879
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 74,879
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 80,256
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -6.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 80,294
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 4,522
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 50.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $66,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $971
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $406
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $785
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 31,515
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 83.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 78.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 64.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 85.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 13.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 51.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 51.5%
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
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $31,936
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $19,448
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 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
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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