Gary, Indiana Population 2018

Gary, Indiana's estimated population is 76,008 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 1528.70 people/mi² (590.23 people/km²), with a household density of 329.70 people/km² (853.93 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 38.1 years, 35 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 42,458 households in the city, with an average size of 2.47 people per household. The vacancy rate was 26.5%, with a median rent of $731/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $65,400.

The median income for households in Gary, Indiana is $28,895, while the mean household income is $40,538. The per capita income is $16,907, and 30.1% of families and 35.9% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 56.3% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 15.1% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201776,008-587-0.77%
201676,595-672-0.87%
201577,267-818-1.05%
201478,085-512-0.65%
201378,597-595-0.75%
201279,192-514-0.64%
201179,706-505-0.63%
201080,211-22,535-21.93%
2000102,746-13,900-11.92%
1990116,646-35,322-23.24%
1980151,968-23,447-13.37%
1970175,415-2,905-1.63%
1960178,32044,40933.16%
1950133,91122,19219.86%
1940111,71911,29311.25%
1930100,42645,04881.35%
192055,37838,576229.59%
191016,8020.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American63,447
White10,592
Some Other Race1,769
Two or More Races1,513
Asian274
American Indian and Alaska Native138
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander125

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Gary In Population Pyramid 2018

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Gary In Median Age

38.1


Total

35


Male

40.3


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 56,170 adults in Gary In.

Gary In Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gary In Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1
Houses Without Mortgage
8,293
Houses With Mortgage
7,666
Vacancy Rate
26.5
Median Rent
731
Median Home Value
65,400
Renter-Occupied Units
15,246
Owner-Occupied Units
15,959
Total Housing Units
42,458

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Gary In for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 8.7% and the labor force participation rate is 52.1%.

Gary In Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.47
Average Family Size
3.23
Total Households
31205
Married Couple Households
7855
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1965
Female Householder (no husband) Families
9059
Non Family Households
12326
Total Families
18879
Households With Own Children
8008
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5.5
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3

Gary In Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
6,191
$10,000 to $14,999
3,050
$15,000 to $24,999
4,865
$25,000 to $34,999
4,027
$35,000 to $49,999
4,477
$50,000 to $74,999
4,464
$75,000 to $99,999
1,859
$100,000 to $149,999
1,546
$150,000 to $199,999
432
Over $200,000
294

Gary In Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Gary In

Indiana

$28,895

$50,433

$40,538

$66,480

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Gary In Education Data

Gary In Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,2264.42%
9th to 12th Grade
5,75211.43%
High School Graduate
18,21036.19%
Some College
13,38326.60%
Associates Degree
4,3768.70%
Bachelors Degree
3,9127.77%
Graduate Degree
2,4614.89%