Gary, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 202 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 102  (50.8%)
Females: 100  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

29.8 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56545.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,035 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Gary:

$66,035
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,141 (it was $15,683 in 2000)

Gary city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,884 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Gary:

$92,884
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $120,205; detached houses: $123,730; mobile homes: $28,447

Median gross rent in 2019: $699.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gary: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.9%

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  • Races in Gary, MN (2019)
    • 27584.6%White alone
    • 206.2%Black alone
    • 206.2%Two or more races
    • 82.5%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Norwegian (55.0%), French (11.4%), German (8.9%), American (5.4%), Scottish (3.0%), Scandinavian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1095 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 629 people per square mile   (low).

Gary, Minnesota map

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

8.0%
Minnesota:

8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,429 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $891 (1.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Gary, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gary, MN in 2019

Gary satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+8.0%).
Most common industries in Gary, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Social assistance (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (15.1%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (9.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (20.9%)
  • Public administration (16.3%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.0%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Gary, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Child care workers (8.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Electricians (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (18.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (16.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)

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 significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 28% 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 Gary 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 the city 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 Gary 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 (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gary topographic map

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:

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Points of interest:

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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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Gary:

Marital status in Gary, MN
  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Gary:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gary
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gary, MN (based on Norman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Minnesota:

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

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

38.3%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gary:

42.8%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gary:

29.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gary:

5.1%
State:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gary:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gary:

19.2%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
Minnesota:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.5%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gary, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 5$612
Financial Administration 0$0 5$3,460
Firefighters 0$0 22$224
Water Supply 0$0 1$443
Totals for Government 0$0 33$4,739

Gary government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.95)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $146,000 ($722.77)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($480.20)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($336.63)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($173.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($123.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($113.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($108.91)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($84.16)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($19.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($9.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($173.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $46,000 ($227.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($44.55)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.95)

Gary government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $111,000 ($549.50)
    Other: $24,000 ($118.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($103.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($89.11)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($4.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($143.56)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($29.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($198.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $53,000 ($262.38)
    Other: $10,000 ($49.50)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($237.62)
    Other License: $1,000 ($4.95)

Gary government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $788,000 ($3900.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $777,000 ($3846.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($54.46)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.2mTotal length
  • 1,040Total average daily traffic
  • 120Total average daily truck traffic
  • 995Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Shauna Adair, 260th Ave (Hv1414 Gary, Jr.) (Lat: 47.383194 Lon: -96.275583), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27107 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Sadair@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Ashlee Roher, 260th Ave (Hv1414 Gary, Jr.) (Lat: 47.383194 Lon: -96.275583), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27107 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Aroher@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Ashlee Roher, 260th Ave (Hv1414 Gary, Jr.) (Lat: 47.383194 Lon: -96.275583), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 27107 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers V, LLC, Aroher@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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
  • Lat: 47.438639 Lon: -96.218889, Call Sign: WQTN787,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.690 MHz, 159.525 MHz, 159.810 MHz, 159.705 MHz, 160.170 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2014, Expiration Date: 03/13/2024, Certifier: Eric Stock, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Rd Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gary, MN
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 28.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gary, MN
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Gary compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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