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Gary, Indiana (IN) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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30.0% of Gary, IN residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 60.3% greater than the poverty level of 11.9% across the entire state of Indiana. Taking into account residents not living in families, 28.0% of high school graduates and 46.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.2% among disabled males and 26.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 70.5%. For comparison, it was 35.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Gary, IN

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Gary:

30.0%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Gary:

14.9%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Gary:

21.2%
Indiana:

11.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 27.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Gary:

26.7%
Indiana:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Gary:

26.9%
Indiana:

16.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 26.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Gary:

27.9%
Indiana:

29.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

70.5%
Residents above poverty level:

35.7%

Poverty by age in Gary, IN

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Gary
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Gary,IN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 40.0%Under 5 years
  • 100.0%5 years
  • 60.0%6 to 11 years
  • 43.0%12 to 14 years
  • 48.0%15 years
  • 65.0%16 and 17 years
  • 25.0%18 to 24 years
  • 25.0%25 to 34 years
  • 18.0%35 to 44 years
  • 21.0%45 to 54 years
  • 26.0%55 to 64 years
  • 14.0%65 to 74 years
  • 5.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Gary
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Gary,IN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 48.2%Under 5 years
  • 38.8%5 years
  • 41.7%6 to 11 years
  • 24.6%12 to 14 years
  • 59.0%15 years
  • 40.3%16 and 17 years
  • 45.7%18 to 24 years
  • 29.3%25 to 34 years
  • 37.8%35 to 44 years
  • 23.7%45 to 54 years
  • 22.7%55 to 64 years
  • 10.1%65 to 74 years
  • 28.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Gary, IN
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Gary,IN (% below half of poverty level)
  • 27.9%Under 5 years
  • 26.4%5 years
  • 19.9%6 to 11 years
  • 15.0%12 to 14 years
  • 17.0%15 years
  • 14.5%16 and 17 years
  • 18.5%18 to 24 years
  • 11.9%25 to 34 years
  • 11.8%35 to 44 years
  • 8.1%45 to 54 years
  • 6.2%55 to 64 years
  • 3.6%65 to 74 years
  • 5.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Gary, IN

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Gary, IN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Gary, IN (%)
  • 27.6%White
  • 30.1%Black
  • 38.1%American Indian
  • 21.1%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 31.5%Other race
  • 37.1%2+ races
  • 24.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Gary, IN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Gary, IN (absolute numbers)
  • 2,379White
  • 16,624Black
  • 33American Indian
  • 43Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 622Other race
  • 7782+ races
  • 1,472Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 29.8%Below poverty level
  • 70.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 37.0%Below poverty level
  • 63.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Gary, IN

Children below poverty level:
Gary, Indiana:

46.7%
State:

14.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Gary:

28.0%
Indiana:

17.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Gary:

46.9%
Indiana:

34.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 18.4%Married-couple family
  • 14.7%Male, no wife present
  • 66.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Gary not in families by work experience
  • 2.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 25.8%Worked part-time
  • 71.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 4.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.8%Both worked part-time
  • 24.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 47.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 0.9%1995 to 1998
  • 0.5%1990 to 1994
  • 1.4%1980 to 1989
  • 6.3%1970 to 1979
  • 20.0%1960 to 1969
  • 28.6%1950 to 1959
  • 18.8%1940 to 1949
  • 23.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.5%1990 to 1994
  • 1.8%1980 to 1989
  • 6.6%1970 to 1979
  • 20.3%1960 to 1969
  • 32.7%1950 to 1959
  • 18.1%1940 to 1949
  • 18.8%1939 or earlier
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