Gary, Indiana 

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Population

77,416

-8.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.2%

Best Places to Live in Gary, Indiana

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Gary, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Gary
 $275,000 
7660 Harold Ave
Bed 7 | Bath 5 | 4544 SqFt
 $84,900 
2059 Roosevelt Pl
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1120 SqFt
 $59,900 
5073 Washington St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 852 SqFt

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.


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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 7.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gary jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gary's cost of living is 27.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gary's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Gary, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Lake county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Gary's population is 77,416 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 8.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gary is $47,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.5%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Gary

It's a good time to buy in Gary. Home Appreciation is up 2.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Gary Real Estate

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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

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NEW LISTINGS IN GARY
$275,000
7660 Harold Ave
Bed 7 | Bath 5

$84,900
2059 Roosevelt Pl
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$59,900
5073 Washington St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$7,900
700 E 24th Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$44,900
616 Hovey St
Bed 5 | Bath 2

$109,999
4587 Johnson St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$10,000
2652 Buchanan St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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