Gary, Indiana Population 2019

Gary, Indiana's estimated population is 75,282 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Gary, Indiana is the 9th largest city in Indiana based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1514.10 people/mi² (584.59 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.6 years, 35.7 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.3 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 43,053 households in the city, with an average size of 2.43 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%, with a median rent of $751/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $66,300.

The median income for households in Gary, Indiana is $29,293, while the mean household income is $40,917.

Gary In Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gary In was:

  • Black or African American: 80.96%
  • White: 13.95%
  • Other race: 2.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.12%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
LatLng(41.5934, -87.3464)
Rank in State9th
StateIndiana
CountyLake County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)128.78 (49.72 mi²)
Water Area (km²)19.40 (7.49 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID1827000
Density (km²)584.59
Density (mi²)1,514.10
Area Code(s)219
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201875,282-599-0.79%
201775,881-658-0.86%
201676,539-667-0.86%
201577,206-853-1.09%
201478,059-527-0.67%
201378,586-602-0.76%
201279,188-511-0.64%
201179,699-516-0.64%
201080,215-22,531-2.45%
2000102,746-13,900-1.26%
1990116,646-35,322-2.61%
1980151,968-23,447-1.42%
1970175,415-2,905-0.16%
1960178,32044,4092.91%
1950133,91122,1921.83%
1940111,71911,2931.07%
1930100,42645,0486.13%
192055,37838,57612.67%
191016,8020.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American62,676
White10,803
Some Other Race1,744
Two or More Races1,638
Asian300
American Indian and Alaska Native129
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander126

Gary In Population Pyramid 2019

Gary In Median Age

38.6


Total

35.7


Male

41.4


Female

Gary In Adults

There are 57,754 adults, (13,309 of whom are seniors) in Gary In.

Gary In Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gary In Sex Ratio

Female

42,001

54.25%

Male

35,415

45.75%

Gary In Households and Families

Gary In Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gary In Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.6%27.4%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
All52%48%
Male44.2%55.8%
Female35.3%64.7%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,5342.4352
Non Family12,5301.1252.6
Female9,2013.4435.3
Married7,8003.1572.6
Male2,0033.1644.2

3.17

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gary In Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1974.33%
9th to 12th Grade5,48210.80%
High School Graduate18,52636.50%
Some College13,42126.44%
Associates Degree4,6339.13%
Bachelors Degree4,0828.04%
Graduate Degree2,4194.77%

Gary In Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black40,46435,0474,818
White6,8775,6221,237
Hispanic2,7221,927312
Other Race1,02466631
Multiple Races838684207
Asian21212754
Native American114661
Islander3030

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.47%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,565$29,594$23,124
Less Than High School$14,922$19,286$9,985
High School Grad$24,461$27,624$21,740
Some College$25,812$30,517$23,823
Bachelors Degree$34,786$38,250$33,686
Graduate Degree$44,539$50,788$43,317

$25,565

Average Earnings

$29,594

Average Male

$23,124

Average Female

Gary In Language

Gary In Language by Age

Gary In Language

95.33% of Gary In residents speak only English, while 4.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.08% of the population.

Gary In Poverty

Gary In Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black61,99722,12335.68%
White8,9322,99033.48%
Hispanic4,4761,69137.78%
Multiple1,62889254.79%
Other1,69451530.40%
Asian30017859.33%
Islander11510288.70%
Native1295744.19%

35.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.96%

Male Poverty Rate

37.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gary In

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gary In is Islander, with 88.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gary In is Other, with 30.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.33%
High School26.86%
Some College26.73%
Bachelors or Greater14.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.25%
Male Unemployed42.16%
Female Employed19.74%
Male Employed12.29%

Gary In Income

Gary In Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,293$40,917
Families$35,342$46,419
Married Families$53,735$66,505
Non Families$19,168$30,479

Gary In Marital Status

Gary In Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gary In Married by Age and Sex

Gary In Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gary In Marital Status by Race

Gary In Veterans

4,959

Number of Veterans

4,595

Male Veterans

364

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,949
First Gulf War699
Second Gulf War416
Korea355
World War II232
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,505
35 to 541,210
75+1,078
55 to 64967
18 to 34199

Gary In Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black4,0648.79%
White7928.90%
Hispanic1895.82%
2 or More464.67%
Other393.09%
Indian1814.75%

Gary In Veterans by Education

15.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gary In Employment Status

51.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

15.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gary In Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.62%

Born in Indiana

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.04% of Gary In residents were born in the United States, with 61.62% having been born in Indiana. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.