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Gary, IN (Indiana) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $66,900 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Gary:

$66,900
Indiana:

$141,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,500 - $99,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $100,574
Here:

$100,574
State:

$182,292

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,176
Here:

$167,176
State:

$170,402

In 2-unit structures: $61,303
Here:

$61,303
State:

$127,306

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $55,215
Here:

$55,215
State:

$146,180

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,298
Here:

$165,298
State:

$210,644

Mobile homes: $44,381
Here:

$44,381
State:

$85,614

Gary,IN index of house prices

Total population: 77,909 (All urban)

Houses: 43,234 (29,978 occupied: 16,445 owner occupied, 13,533 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

45%
State:

31%

Housing density: 861 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $72,747.

Median contract rent in 2017: $361 (lower quartile is $233, upper quartile is $456)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,141


Median gross rent in Gary, IN in 2017: $469

Housing units in Gary with a mortgage: 7,621 (246 second mortgage, 355 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,824

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $40,248

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $38,612

Median monthly housing costs: $665


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Gary, Indiana Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1955

Median year apartment built: 1961

Household type by relationship:

Households: 76,430
  • In family households: 62,305 (5,782 male householders, 12,769 female householders)
    7,074 spouses, 25,367 children (24,545 natural, 355 adopted, 467 stepchildren), 2,847 grandchildren, 1,143 brothers or sisters, 1,520 parents, 3,070 other relatives, 2,733 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,337 (6,253 male householders (5,108 living alone)), 5,174 female householders (4,943 living alone)), 1,910 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 788

Size of family households: 8,559 2-persons, 4,489 3-persons, 3,357 4-persons, 906 5-persons, 534 6-persons, 706 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,051 1-person, 1,206 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 141 4-persons.

2,720 married couples with children.
12,645 single-parent households (905 men, 11,740 women).

94.9% of residents of Gary speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,440 (1.9%)
(58.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gary, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gary, Indiana
  • 56no bedroom
  • 1501 bedroom
  • 3,4062 bedrooms
  • 8,8943 bedrooms
  • 3,4034 bedrooms
  • 5365+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gary, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gary, Indiana
  • 147no bedroom
  • 2,5101 bedroom
  • 5,2812 bedrooms
  • 3,9933 bedrooms
  • 1,3774 bedrooms
  • 2255+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gary in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gary in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 963no vehicle
  • 6,1371 vehicle
  • 6,9542 vehicles
  • 1,8443 vehicles
  • 5014 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gary in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gary in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,105no vehicle
  • 6,6531 vehicle
  • 2,7272 vehicles
  • 483 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gary, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gary, Indiana
  • 561 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2403 rooms
  • 1,5684 rooms
  • 3,9465 rooms
  • 4,9036 rooms
  • 2,9297 rooms
  • 1,4708 rooms
  • 1,3339+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gary, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gary, Indiana
  • 1471 room
  • 3872 rooms
  • 2,0903 rooms
  • 3,6574 rooms
  • 3,9455 rooms
  • 1,7906 rooms
  • 1,1317 rooms
  • 2178 rooms
  • 1699+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
  • Gary, IN household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Gary, IN in 2017
  • 5,533Less than $10,000
  • 5,488$10,000 to $19,999
  • 5,469$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,122$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,813$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,564$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,117$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,828$75,000 to $99,999
  • 758$100,000 to $124,999
  • 319$125,000 to $149,999
  • 556$150,000 to $199,999
  • 411$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Gary, IN

  • Distribution of house value in Gary, IN in 2017
  • 403Less than $10,000
  • 540$10,000 to $14,999
  • 234$15,000 to $19,999
  • 206$20,000 to $24,999
  • 447$25,000 to $29,999
  • 357$30,000 to $34,999
  • 791$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,071$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,573$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,318$60,000 to $69,999
  • 847$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,717$80,000 to $89,999
  • 908$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,378$100,000 to $124,999
  • 907$125,000 to $149,999
  • 366$150,000 to $174,999
  • 268$175,000 to $199,999
  • 179$200,000 to $249,999
  • 271$250,000 to $299,999
  • 290$300,000 to $399,999
  • 79$400,000 to $499,999
  • 138$500,000 to $749,999
  • 157$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Gary, IN

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gary, IN in 2017
  • 988Less than $100
  • 373$100 to $149
  • 212$150 to $199
  • 681$200 to $249
  • 500$300 to $349
  • 311$350 to $399
  • 330$400 to $449
  • 531$450 to $499
  • 1,015$500 to $549
  • 1,847$550 to $599
  • 1,420$600 to $649
  • 1,608$650 to $699
  • 1,116$700 to $749
  • 437$750 to $799
  • 890$800 to $899
  • 370$900 to $999
  • 172$1,000 to $1,249
  • 732No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.7%
Number of people working at home: 599 (2.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 183
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 932
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,082
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,549
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,649
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 927
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 4,042
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 444
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 838
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,101
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 889
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,002
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gary

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,196 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 2,252 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 353 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 128 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 25 (0%)
  • Railroad: 38 (0%)
  • Taxi: 278 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (0%)
  • Walked: 478 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 599 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 18.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.1%Males
  • 14.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 14.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 11.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 14.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.9%Males
  • 8.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Gary, Indiana
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Gary, Indiana
  • 2112010 or later
  • 4092000 to 2009
  • 2641990 to 1999
  • 3681980 to 1989
  • 1821970 to 1979
  • 576Before 1970
Ancestries in Gary, IN

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 783 (1.4%)
  • German: 697 (1.2%)
  • African: 497 (0.9%)
  • Irish: 464 (0.8%)
  • English: 251 (0.4%)
  • Polish: 229 (0.4%)
  • Italian: 202 (0.4%)
  • Nigerian: 154 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 146 (0.3%)
  • European: 131 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 105 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 61 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 60 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 55 (0.10%)
  • French Canadian: 46 (0.08%)
  • Hungarian: 44 (0.08%)
  • Scottish: 37 (0.06%)
  • French: 32 (0.06%)
  • Dutch: 31 (0.05%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 30 (0.05%)
  • Haitian: 28 (0.05%)
  • Jamaican: 28 (0.05%)
  • British: 27 (0.05%)
  • Eastern European: 25 (0.04%)
  • Croatian: 22 (0.04%)
  • Austrian: 21 (0.04%)
  • Bahamian: 20 (0.03%)
  • Czech: 18 (0.03%)
  • Latvian: 12 (0.02%)
  • Swedish: 12 (0.02%)
  • Romanian: 8 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Danish: 5 (0.01%)
  • Ukrainian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 3 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Gary:

21.5% (311)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Nigeria
Gary:

17.8% (257)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Haiti
Gary:

13.7% (198)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Malaysia
Gary:

7.6% (110)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Gary:

6.8% (98)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Burma
Gary:

5.8% (84)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
Gary:

4.8% (69)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Gary:

3.7% (54)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
Gary:

2.7% (39)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Kenya
Gary:

2.4% (35)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Ecuador
Gary:

2.2% (32)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Nicaragua
Gary:

2.0% (29)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Gary:

1.7% (24)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Gary:

1.6% (23)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Spain
Gary:

1.6% (23)
Indiana:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 46,800
  • Other state: 27,735
  • Northeast: 493
  • Midwest: 14,716
  • South: 12,061
  • West: 465

85.5% of Gary residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25.1% lived in Indiana.


Gary:

85.5%
State average:

85.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 557
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 22
  • 5th and 6th grade: 122
  • 7th and 8th grade: 307
  • 9th grade: 295
  • 10th grade: 466
  • 11th grade: 969
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 318
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 10,556
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,004
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,698
  • Associate degree: 2,172
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,131
  • Master's degree: 423
  • Professional school degree: 136
  • Doctorate degree: 303
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 376
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 29
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,011
  • 9th grade: 268
  • 10th grade: 748
  • 11th grade: 1,046
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 700
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 10,211
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,492
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,667
  • Associate degree: 2,576
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,893
  • Master's degree: 925
  • Professional school degree: 104
  • Doctorate degree: 46
Educational Attainment for Females
Gary marital status for males
Gary marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,892
  • One, attached: 2,471
  • Two: 1,920
  • 3 or 4: 1,068
  • 5 to 9: 1,981
  • 10 to 19: 1,111
  • 20 to 49: 1,344
  • 50 or more: 1,403
  • Mobile homes: 1,044

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 15.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 21.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 22 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Gary
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gary, IN
  • 92.9%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gary, IN
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 874
Here:

11.8%
Indiana:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 414
Here:

8.3%
Indiana:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 566
Here:

24.8%
Indiana:

21.9%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability