Living in Gary, IN

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Gary SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
5

Gary, IN Crime Report

3,097
Total Crimes
4,106.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
59.87%
Above National Average

Gary, IN Cost Of Living

90
Gary's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Gary, Indiana Info Snack

Gary (/ri/) is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25 miles (40 km) from downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Population
76,677
Unemployment
13.8%
Poverty
33.5%
Median Home
$67,400
Median Income
$30,310
Median Rent
$766

Gary, IN Photos

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Rankings for Gary in Indiana

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Map Of Gary, IN

Population over time in Gary

Year Population % Change
2017 76,677 -1.0%
2016 77,416 -0.6%
2015 77,858 -0.8%
2014 78,483 -0.9%
2013 79,165 -0.9%
2012 79,922 -1.5%
2011 81,153 -2.0%
2010 82,797 -1.9%
2009 84,407 -
Crime/100k Gary IN USA
Violent Crime 495.9 382.3 368.9
Murder 53.0 6.5 5.0
Robbery 192.2 88.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 206.8 251.6 246.8
Property Crime 3610.2 2179.3 2199.5
Burglary 932.0 377.6 376.0
Larceny 2073.6 1572.7 1594.6
Car Theft 604.6 229.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Gary

White
11.4% (8,748)
African American
79.3% (60,791)
American Indian
0.1% (82)
Asian
0.2% (176)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (153)
Two Or More
1.4% (1,111)
Hispanic
7.3% (5,616)
Race Gary IN USA
White 11.4% 79.5% 61.1%
African American 79.3% 9.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 2.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.3% 6.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Gary, Indiana

Less than $10,000
18.0% (1,383,356)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.6% (660,532)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.9% (1,222,864)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.4% (1,029,395)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.0% (1,072,144)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.8% (1,131,259)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.8% (600,195)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.2% (395,977)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (94,047)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (77,925)
Income Gary IN USA
Less than $10,000 18.0% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6% 4.6% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.9% 10.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.4% 10.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.0% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.8% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.8% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.2% 13.3% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 4.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 3.8% 7.0%

Gender in Gary

Female
54.2% (41,568)
Male
45.8% (35,109)
Gender Gary IN USA
Female 54.2% 50.7% 50.8%
Male 45.8% 49.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Gary for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (3,833)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (8,434)
High School / GED
38.0% (29,137)
Some College
25.0% (19,169)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (6,134)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (6,134)
Master's Degree
4.0% (3,067)
Professional Degree
1.0% (766)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Gary IN USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Gary

Overall User Rating
3.5
/5

Angelobot

So I'mma just say I live in indi and I've heard Gary is the worst place to live if its night and you call the police they most likely won't come


HomeSnacks User

Gary is famous for its terrible crime and the destruction of the city. But I still have a soft spot in my heart about it because I grew up there

Back in the day, it was a friendly and vibrant town. Nowadays, people are afraid to go there and the population is shrinking.

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