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Population in 2012: 207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 

Males: 105  (50.9%)
Females: 102  (49.1%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56545.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,184 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Gary:

$51,184
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,844

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,397 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Gary:

$49,397
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,600; Detached houses: $61,157; Mobile homes: $44,111

Median gross rent in 2012: $392.

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  • White alone - 204 (95.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gary: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (52.3%), German (16.2%), Swedish (10.7%), Dutch (2.0%), French (2.0%), Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1095 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 644 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Gary:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gary city:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $886 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $875 (1.7%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+8.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Child care workers (19%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Gary-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 17% greater 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.

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

  • TWIN VALLEY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TWIN VALLEY, MN)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ADA (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; ADA, MN)
  • BRIDGES CARE COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ADA, MN)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gary:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 42 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 43 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • University of North Dakota (about 54 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Bemidji State University (about 66 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 76 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.0. This is worse than average.
City:

39.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.99. This is better than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.99
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.5. This is about average. There were 50 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is worse than average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

9.6

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 2012: 15.0%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gary, MN


3 people in other group homes in 2000

Gary compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 95.86%
Here95.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents70.0%13.2%12.4%2.7%1.7%
Congregations71.0%9.7%9.7%3.2%6.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Norman County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Norman County:

8.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Norman County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$864
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,127
Sewerage 0$0 2$432
Other and Unallocable 1$3,024$36,2880$0
Totals for Government 1$3,024$36,2889$2,423

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($43.48)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($198.07)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($111.11)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($72.46)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($57.97)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($53.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($48.31)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($33.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($19.32)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($14.49)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($111.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($28.99)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $17,000 ($82.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.48)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($9.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($120.77)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($101.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $68,000 ($328.50)
    All Other: $6,000 ($28.99)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($130.43)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $110,000 ($531.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($487.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($43.48)

5.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, ND  1.05% ($33,536 average AGI)
from Clay County, MN  0.64% ($36,353)
from Polk County, MN  0.53% ($20,929)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, MN  2.18% ($26,833 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  1.60% ($26,000)
to Becker County, MN  0.58% ($25,375)

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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