46409 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Gary, IN (98.60%), Lake Station, IN (0.36%)
County: Lake County, IN
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 9,150
Zip code population in 2010: 8,932
Zip code population in 2000: 12,709

Houses and condos: 4,383
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,541
% of renters here:

52%
State:

31%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 46409: 96.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 3.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 2,570 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.8% ($1,030)
Indiana:

0.9% ($1,057)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,178 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $844 (2.2%)

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Males: 4,464  (48.8%)
Females: 4,686  (51.2%)

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For population 15 years and over in 46409:

Zip code 46409 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 46409

  • Zip code 46409 races chart
    • 491White population
    • 7,720Black population
    • 12American Indian population
    • 17Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 10Some other race population
    • 127Two or more races population
    • 555Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $58,400
46409:

$58,400
Indiana:

$122,200



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 38 registered sex offenders living in 46409 zip code as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 46409 to the number of sex offenders is 277 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

30.6 years
Indiana median age:

37.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.1 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 46409, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $26,863 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,863
State:

$52,932

Salary/wage: $25,578 (reported on 78.8% of returns)
Here:

$25,578
State:

$45,173
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.5% for AGIs below $25k, 77.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $283 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$283
Indiana:

$1,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k)

Ordinary dividends: $322 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
Here:

$322
State:

$4,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: )

Profit/loss from business: +$8,343 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,343
State:

+$11,105
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,022 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
46409:

$9,022
Indiana:

$13,841
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,693 (27% of AGI, reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,693
State:

$20,913

Here:

27.4% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,980 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,980
State:

$4,697
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,477 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
46409:

$3,477
State:

$7,456
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,939 (reported on 46.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,939
State:

$2,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 46409, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,454 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,454
State:

$44,790

Salary/wage: $24,161 (reported on 87.9% of returns)
Here:

$24,161
State:

$39,615
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.8% for AGIs below $10k, 82.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $448 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$448
Indiana:

$1,535
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $277 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
Here:

$277
State:

$2,998
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$271 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
Here:

+$271
State:

+$8,619
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,384 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$5,384
State:

+$10,071
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.2% for AGIs below $10k, 5.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,156 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
46409:

$1,156
Indiana:

$2,840

Total itemized deductions: $13,239 (23% of AGI, reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$13,239
State:

$17,065

Here:

22.9% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,915 (7% of AGI, reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,915
State:

$3,550

Here:

6.8% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,479 (reported on 55.4% of returns)
46409:

$3,479
State:

$6,914
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,333 (reported on 46.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,333
State:

$1,685

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.4%
Here:

71%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 72.5% for AGIs below $10k, 75.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$29,735
Indiana:

$47,529
Gary, IN (46409) map Nearest zip codes: 46407, 46408, 46402, 46404, 46405, 46410.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.4%
Indiana:

51.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

9.6%
Indiana:

6.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,104
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,879


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 32 (0 now married, 32 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,243 (399 now married, 1,844 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 46409 with a mortgage: 896 (62 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 546

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $988
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S359

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

39.7%
Whole state:

15.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

20.9%
Whole state:

8.7%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 46409: John F Kennedy Branch Gary Public Library (A), Gary Fire Department Station 10 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 46409 include: New Providence Baptist Church (A), Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (B), Free Methodist Church (C), Glen Park Church of Christ (D), Macedonian Church (E), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Saint Peters Assyrian Eastern Church (G), United Brethren Church of Christ of Glen Park (H), Bible Way Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 46409 include: Pittman Square Park (1), Glen Park Optimist Club Ball Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 82010 or later
  • 572000 to 2009
  • 461990 to 1999
  • 221980 to 1989
  • 2391970 to 1979
  • 1,0041960 to 1969
  • 1,4761950 to 1959
  • 4691940 to 1949
  • 1,0621939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gary, IN (46409)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 3792 bedrooms
  • 6653 bedrooms
  • 3464 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gary, IN (46409)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 521 bedroom
  • 6662 bedrooms
  • 5473 bedrooms
  • 2564 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Gary, IN (46409) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 89no vehicle
  • 4211 vehicle
  • 6202 vehicles
  • 2083 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 565+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Gary, IN (46409) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 415no vehicle
  • 7371 vehicle
  • 3592 vehicles
  • 223 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $849.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,400
46409:

$58,400
Indiana:

$122,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,700 - $76,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $96,149
Here:

$96,149
State:

$158,623

Townhouses or other attached units: $138,406
Here:

$138,406
State:

$143,204

In 2-unit structures: $41,119
Here:

$41,119
State:

$100,714

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $42,888
Here:

$42,888
State:

$108,190

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,100
Here:

$111,100
State:

$127,569

Mobile homes: $5,327
Here:

$5,327
State:

$33,934

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 19.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 77.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,133

Size of family households: 745 2-persons, 454 3-persons, 293 4-persons, 249 5-persons, 136 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 785 1-person, 178 2-persons, 22 4-persons

291 married couples with children.
1,764 single-parent households (174 men, 1,590 women).

94.4% of residents of 46409 zip code speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% very well, 7% well, 7% not well, 5% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% very well, 19% well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% very well, 41% well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 230 (2.5%)
(78.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 41%Mexico
  • 34%Nigeria
  • 12%Germany
  • 5%Korea
  • 5%Iran
  • 3%Poland

Most common first ancestries reported in 46409 (%)

  • 81%Other groups
  • 3%Irish
  • 2%African
  • 2%German
  • 1%Italian
  • 1%Nigerian
  • 1%Croatian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 322010 or later
  • 882000 to 2009
  • 321990 to 1999
  • 121Before 1990

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 46409 not listed on the city page:

  • JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY ELEM SCH (Students: 408; Location: 1301 E 43RD AVE, GARY, IN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 600 E 35TH AVE, GARY, IN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KUNY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 5050 VERMONT ST, GARY, IN; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GARY CAREER CENTER (Location: 1800 E 35TH AVE, GARY, IN; Grades: 00 - 00)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 46409 marital status for males
Zip code 46409 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 31.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 31.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 95%Utility gas
  • 5%Electricity

Population in 1990: 14,119. Population change in the 1990s: -1,410 (-10.0%).

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


60% of the 46409 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Indiana.

84% of the 46409 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

7.1%
Indiana:

11.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.7%
Indiana:

8.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

3.5%
Indiana:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 52,143Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 44,688Health technologists and technicians
  • 41,033Construction and extraction occupations
  • 40,861Management occupations
  • 35,417Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 30,962Production occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 61 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$64,8227$40,63138$53,59921$24,0443$110,94720$34,9100$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$72,9402$34,14014$57,2818$18,4310$05$62,7720$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$67,2139$57,85691$60,93442$19,0110$013$46,5882$39,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$62,2544$33,14847$61,0100$00$017$46,9940$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$07$37,0840$00$04$34,3500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.00 , 0126.00, 0127.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$50,0832$56,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.00 , 0126.00, 0127.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 46409 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17271.8 years
Mary12178.0 years
George8474.2 years
Joseph7473.8 years
Frank5674.6 years
Anna5681.1 years
William5468.0 years
James5264.0 years
Robert4563.3 years
Michael4268.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 46409 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3268.4 years
Johnson2863.0 years
Williams2658.1 years
Jones2357.8 years
Brown2170.4 years
White1969.2 years
Davis1960.0 years
Taylor1666.8 years
Moore1563.8 years
Thomas1367.4 years

Businesses in zip code 46409



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