Gary, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 208 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 111  (53.7%)
Females: 97  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56545.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,992 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Gary:

$51,992
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,461 (it was $15,683 in 2000)

Gary city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,618 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Gary:

$59,618
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $71,950; Detached houses: $77,265; Mobile homes: $30,973

Median gross rent in 2013: $482.

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  • Races in Gary, MN (2010)

    Gary races chart
    • 20495.3%White alone
    • 52.3%Black alone
    • 20.9%Two or more races
    • 10.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic

Races in Gary detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gary: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.3%), German (16.6%), Swedish (9.4%), Irish (3.8%), French (2.1%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1095 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 647 people per square mile   (low).

Gary,MN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Gary:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gary city:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $903 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,038 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (43.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (219.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (569.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Twin Valley, MN (2.8 miles ), Fertile, MN (3.3 miles ), Ada, MN (3.6 miles ), Mahnomen, MN (3.8 miles ), Bejou, MN (3.8 miles) , Riverland, MN (3.9 miles ), Beltrami, MN (4.1 miles) , Winger, MN (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.37 N, Longitude: 96.27 W

Area code: 218

Gary household income distribution Gary home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+8.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Gary: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gary, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gary-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the Gary city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gary-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from Gary center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 717.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.2 miles away from Gary center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norman County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Gary:

  • TWIN VALLEY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TWIN VALLEY, MN)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ADA Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ADA, MN)
  • BRIDGES CARE COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ADA, MN)
  • MAHNOMEN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MAHNOMEN, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gary:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 42 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 54 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 66 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 76 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public elementary/middle school in Gary:

  • NCE Elem (Location: 301 2ND AVE. E; Grades: KG-6)
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Notable locations in Gary: Gary Police Department (A), Gary Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gary include: Gary Lutheran Church (A), Good News Fellowship (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Norman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gary that have no violations reported:

  • GARY (Population served: 204, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.8%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
3 people in other group homes in 2000

Gary compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Gary (2011 data):

  • The Gary State Bank: at 112 Main Ave, branch established on 1946/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $11.8 mil, Deposits: $10.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Minnesota average:

10.7

Gary travel time to work - commute Gary mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gary city (based on Norman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,57119
Evangelical Protestant8497
Catholic7005
None1,732-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Norman County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Norman County:

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Norman County:

27.4%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,164
Firefighters 0$0 22$124
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,768
Sewerage 0$0 1$300
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$180
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$251
Totals for Government 0$0 38$4,187

Gary government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($43.27)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($197.12)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($110.58)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($72.12)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($57.69)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($52.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($48.08)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($33.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($19.23)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($14.42)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($4.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($4.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($110.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($28.85)

Gary government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($81.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.27)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($9.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($120.19)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($100.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $68,000 ($326.92)
    All Other: $6,000 ($28.85)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($129.81)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.81)

Gary government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $110,000 ($528.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($485.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($43.27)

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, MN  0.83% ($22,682 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.83% ($33,909)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  1.20% ($40,750 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  1.08% ($24,034)
to Polk County, MN  0.37% ($17,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gary:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gary:

  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KRJB (106.3 FM; ADA, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Gary:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Gary fatal accident list:

Sep 24, 2004 06:53 PM, 45, Main Street, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Se 1/4 Section 26 Sundahl Twsp (Lat: 47.433583 Lon: -96.218389), Call Sign: KNGV924
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/1996, Expiration Date: 08/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2001
    Registrant: Wallace L Nelson, Rr 1 Box 190, Gary, MN 56545, Phone: (218) 356-8545

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MARTINSON GENE E PIETENPOL AIRCAMPER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 39GM , Serial Number: 0001, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Gene E Martinson, Rr 1, Gary, MN 56545
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3975Q , Serial Number: 17260075, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Gene E Martinson, Route 1, Gary, MN 56545

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Gary, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1177.8 years
Mary686.0 years
Albert571.4 years
Henry580.6 years
Donald464.8 years
Alfred476.5 years
Arthur472.5 years
Esther492.5 years
Harold472.2 years
Fred473.8 years
Most common last names in Gary, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hanson974.2 years
Gunderson883.7 years
Anderson777.1 years
Olson776.6 years
Lee676.2 years
Larson682.5 years
Martinson682.4 years
Nelson679.7 years
Johnson586.2 years
Halland574.0 years
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