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1.78% growth
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The economy of Gary, IN employs 25,642 people. The economy of Gary, IN is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Transportation & Warehousing; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.68; 1.59; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gary, IN are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,582), Manufacturing (3,845), and Retail trade (2,803), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,042), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($58,056), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($57,857).

Median household income in Gary, IN is $28,020. Males in Gary, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,705. The income inequality of Gary, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.421 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gary, IN. In Lake County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,709. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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Gary, IN is home to a population of 78,483 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gary, IN is composed of 63,894 Black residents (81.4%), 8,402 White residents (10.7%), 4,573 Hispanic residents (5.83%), 925 Two+ residents (1.18%), and 430 Asian residents (0.55%). The most common foreign languages in Gary, IN are Spanish (2,571 speakers), African Languages (300 speakers), and French Creole (150 speakers), but compared to other places, Gary, IN has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (44 speakers), African Languages (300 speakers), and French Creole (150 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gary, IN awarded 769 degrees. The student population of Gary, IN is skewed towards females, with 205 male students and 564 female students. Most students in Gary, IN are White (462 and 60.1%), followed by Black or African American (154 and 20%), Hispanic or Latino (97 and 12.6%), and Asian (26 and 3.38%). The largest universities in Gary, IN by number of graduates are Indiana University-Northwest (738 and 96%), Lil Lou's Barber College (31 and 4.03%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gary, IN are Registered Nursing (79 and 10.3%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (68 and 8.84%), and General Business (53 and 6.89%). The median tuition costs in Gary, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,370 and $17,786 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gary, IN is $67,000, which is 0.34 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $65,500 to $67,000, a 2.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Gary, IN is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gary, IN have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gary, IN is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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