Gary, IN

74,186 Population
49.9 square miles 1,487.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in IN
Population Density
1,487.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
62.6%
was 57.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
0.9%
was 2.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in IN
Percent Under 18
23.6%
was 26.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in IN
Percent 65 and Over
18.4%
was 15.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in IN

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.1
was 9.8
Ranked 21st Lowest in IN
Percent Living in Poverty
33.3%
was 29.8%
Ranked 10th Lowest in IN
Median Household Income
$28,895
was $30,467
Ranked 11th Highest in IN
Gini Income Distribution
 
53.2
47.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
64.7
was 68.5
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
588.3
was 1,120.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,392.5
was 5,987.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
43,445
was 42,761
Ranked 5th Highest in IN
Median Rent
$702
was $748
Ranked 9th Highest in IN
Total Building Permits
4
was 3
 
Occupied Housing Units
31,809
was 32,637
 
Homeownership Rate
50.9%
was 45.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in IN
Single Family Building Permits
4
was 3
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
873.8
was 857.4
Ranked 10th Highest in IN
Rental Vacancy Rate
42.7%
was 36.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in IN
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 8th Highest in IN
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.1
was 0.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.6%
was 98.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IN
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in IN
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IN

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.2%
was 87.9%
Ranked 9th Highest in IN
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
11.0%
was 12.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in IN

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