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Old 01-21-2015, 09:18 PM
 
Location: nw indiana
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GARY
Is a city in lake county Indiana. Gary is in the Chicago metro area and is a major steel producer.
Population of Gary at 2013 was 78,450 people while we estimated 77,300 people in Gary at 2015.
It had nearly 180,000 people in the 1960's and 70's but rapidly declined due to 64% Steel Mills were
competing with other mills, 33% segregation, and 33% increasing crime. The city started in 1905 and was built for the USS mills and was to become a Major City built for 200,000 people. The city now suffers with many deteriorating buildings, Population decreases, and crime. The city has one Airport that is Chicago's 3rd biggest area airport.

HAMMOND
Is a city in lake county Indiana. It like many other nw Indiana cities is a suburb of Chicago. Hammond has one of the Midwest biggest oil refinery's know as The BP refinery in Whiting and parts of the city. Hammond had a population of 78,900 people in 2013 with our estimate of about 80,000 people in 2015 slightly increasing by 1,000 people while it could be between 79,000 people. The city did decline like Gary and East Chicago, but it was not as bad of a decline as Gary. Hammond's population once reached over 112,000 people making it a once major city in the USA while it now has around 80,000 people. The city borders calumet city and Illinois. Hammond still seems to be the biggest city in Northwest Indiana after replacing Gary.
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