Gary, West Virginia Population 2024

673

Gary is a city located in McDowell County West Virginia. Gary has a 2024 population of 673. Gary is currently declining at a rate of -3.17% annually and its population has decreased by -11.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 763 in 2020.

The average household income in Gary is $46,155 with a poverty rate of 24.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gary is 43.6 years, 19.5 years for males, and 54.3 years for females.

Gary Demographics

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

  • White: 49.12%
  • Black or African American: 30.66%
  • Two or more races: 19.89%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
800.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-11.8% (-90)
The current population of Gary, West Virginia is 673 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 763.

Gary, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44749.12%
Black or African American27930.66%
Two or more races18119.89%
Other race30.33%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gary Population by Race

Gary Population Pyramid 2024

Gary Median Age

43.6

Total

19.5

Male

54.3

Female

Gary Adults

There are 725 adults, (199 of whom are seniors) in Gary.

Gary Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gary Sex Ratio

Female53258.46%
Male37841.54%

Gary Population by Age

Gary Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2493.2183.116.9
Non Family114079.820.2
Married662.531000
Female667.2971.228.8
Male312.331000

4.96

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gary Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade122.15%
9th to 12th Grade417.33%
High School Graduate24944.54%
Some College15828.26%
Associates Degree7212.88%
Bachelors Degree234.11%
Graduate Degree40.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gary Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gary Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White38733413
Black15115114
2+ Races18180
Other Race330
Hispanic220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 9.27%.

Gary Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$25,292$46,458$22,727
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$0$60,568$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$25,292

Average Earnings

$46,458

Average Male

$22,727

Average Female

Gary Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gary Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gary Language

98.79% of Gary residents speak only English, while 1.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.66% of the population.

Gary Language

Gary Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black27512144%
White3486919.83%
Other33100%
Hispanic22100%
Multiple18121.1%

24.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.65%

Male Poverty Rate

23.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gary

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gary is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gary is Multiple, with 1.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.82%.

Gary Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade88%
High School27.46%
Some College26.51%
Bachelors or Greater8.7%

Gary Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed9.32%
Male Employed5.88%
Female Unemployed0%

Gary Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gary Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$33,482$46,155
Families$28,688$59,706
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,893$30,110

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gary Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

20.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.4%

Male Marriage Rate

17.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gary Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gary Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gary Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gary Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

47

Number of Veterans

47

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam39
Korea4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Gary Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+38
65 to 745
35 to 544
18 to 340
55 to 640

Gary Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White429.57%
2+ Races527.78%

Gary Veterans by Race

Gary Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

87.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gary Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.2%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Gary Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gary Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gary Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80%

Born in Gary

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Gary residents were born in the United States, with 80% having been born in West Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gary Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029560-23-3.95%
2028583-22-3.64%
2027605-23-3.66%
2026628-22-3.38%
2025650-23-3.42%
2024673-22-3.17%
2023695-23-3.2%
2022718-25-3.36%
2021743-20-2.62%
2020763-25-3.17%
2019788-25-3.08%
2018813-15-1.81%
2017828-28-3.27%
2016856-24-2.73%
2015880-22-2.44%
2014902-19-2.06%
2013921-13-1.39%
2012934-18-1.89%
2011952-16-1.65%
201096800%

Gary Population by Year