Gary Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Gary Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
74,879

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.4%
5 - 17:
17.6%
18 - 24:
8.7%
25 - 34:
11.4%
35 - 54:
23.0%
55 - 64:
14.0%
Over 65 Years:
17.9%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
3.3%
3.3%
High School Graduates
85.0%
85.0%
College Graduated
13.2%
13.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Gary
$18,466
$18,466
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Gary
$30,310
$30,310
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
33.5%

Employment Industries in Gary

 
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Healthcare
20.0%
20.0%
Manufacturing
14.6%
14.6%
Retail
11.8%
11.8%
Accommodation
9.2%
9.2%
Education
7.0%
7.0%
Transportation
6.2%
6.2%
Administration
6.1%
6.1%
Other
4.4%
4.4%
Public Service
4.0%
4.0%
Construction
4.0%
4.0%
Arts
3.1%
3.1%
Finance
2.5%
2.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
11.4%
11.4%
Black Or African American
79.3%
79.3%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.6%
1.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
7.3%
7.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
2.4%
2.4%
Irish
1.7%
1.7%
Polish
0.9%
0.9%
English
0.9%
0.9%
African
0.9%
0.9%
Italian
0.8%
0.8%
French
0.5%
0.5%
Scottish
0.3%
0.3%
Slovak
0.2%
0.2%
European
0.2%
0.2%
Dutch
0.2%
0.2%
Welsh
0.2%
0.2%
Czech
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.1%
0.1%
Norwegian
0.1%
0.1%
Jamaican
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.1%
0.1%
French Canadian
0.1%
0.1%
Scots-Irish
0.1%
0.1%
Swedish
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
95.5%
95.5%
Spanish
3.3%
3.3%
French
0.4%
0.4%
African languages
0.3%
0.3%
French Creole
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
German/Yiddish
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.0%
0.0%
Greek
0.0%
0.0%
Vietnamese
0.0%
0.0%
Serbo-Croatian
0.0%
0.0%
Japanese
0.0%
0.0%
Korean
0.0%
0.0%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Langs. of India
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Gary Residents:
1.8%