Gary is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 229 people and just one neighborhood, Gary is the 121st largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gary is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 49.04% of the Gary workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gary is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gary who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), maintenance occupations (8.65%) and healthcare suport services (7.69%).
Of important note, Gary is also a city of artists. Gary has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gary’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.69% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Gary is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gary has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gary has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gary than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gary may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Gary doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.