Gary, Indiana 

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Population

77,156

34% Decline

Unemployment Rate

8.9%

Median Income

$27,458

Avg. Home Price

$46,900

Best Places to Live in Gary, Indiana

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

City: Gary
Zip Codes: 46404 46403 46407 46406 46409 46402
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gary is 8.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gary jobs have increased by 0.96%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gary's cost of living is 16.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Gary's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Gary's population is 77,156 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -33.86%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gary is $46,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.86%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Gary public schools spend $14,299 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.7 students per teacher in Gary. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Gary

It's not a good time to buy in Gary. Home Appreciation is down -13.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Gary Real Estate.

The median home price in Gary is $46,900. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Gary    7 Reviews
What a city - 4/5/2015
Been here most of my life left and went to Air Force policies and elected residents are terrible not all there is a few that is really concerned but being that they say... (Read More)

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I will always have great memories of Gary. - 1/5/2014
I lived in Gary in 1972 - 1976. I was just a kid but I loved Gary. My family moved to upstate NY and after college I moved to San Francisco, Ca. I will tell you this, I... (Read More)

Worst Place to Live! - 12/30/2009
This is not a safe environment to raise your family due to the high crime rate. There are no jobs and the public schools are horrible. The atmosphere is dated and cheap.... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN GARY, INDIANA
46404 46403 46407 46406 46409 46402