Gary Lake County, Indiana

Gary: City in Lake County, Indiana, United States

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Gary is a city located in the county of Lake in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 80,294 and a population density of 542 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 74,879 inhabitants.

The city was created 115 years ago in 1905.


Gary is located at 41°35'36"N 87°20'47"W (41.5933700, -87.3464300).

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Genesis Towers %26 Gary State Bank


Gary forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South southwest wind around 0 mph. more

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Gary Quick Facts

Population : 74,879 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Lake County
Twitter username : TeamGaryIndiana
Postal code : 46401–46411
Phone Area Codes : 219
Area : 148.17 km2
Official name : Gary
Altitude : 591 feet / 180 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1906 (115 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 19:48:37 (4th August 2021)
Density : 505 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -7.23% (2010-2019)
Weather : 62℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather


According to census records, the population of Gary decreased by 7.23% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1910 15,802 - Istat
2010 80,294 80.32% census
2011 79,645 -0.81% estimation process
2012 79,128 -0.65% estimation process
2013 78,518 -0.78% estimation process
2014 77,985 -0.68% estimation process
2015 77,128 -1.11% estimation process
2016 76,450 -0.89% estimation process
2017 75,775 -0.89% estimation process
2018 75,210 -0.75% estimation process
2019 74,879 -0.44% estimation process

Gary zip code is 46402. County name: Lake, County fips: 18089

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People born in Gary (200)

People born in Gary, including economist Paul Samuelson, economist James K. Galbraith, singer, songwriter and actress from Indiana Janet Jackson, you can see a list of people who born in Gary.


College & universities near Gary

Code Name City ZIP
151360 Indiana University-Northwest Gary (IN) 46408-1197
475574 Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College LLC Gary (IN) 46409-2404
490805 Purdue University Northwest Hammond (IN) 46323
150303 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland Highland (IN) 46322
484109 Paul Mitchell the School-Merrillville Merrillville (IN) 46410-5540

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gary

Code Name Address Type
GRY Gary, IN 100 West 4th Avenue BUS
HMI Hammond–Whiting station 1135 South Calumet Ave. RAIL
DYE Dyer station 913 Sheffield Avenue RAIL
HMW Homewood 18015 Park Ave. RAIL
MCI Michigan City 100 Washington St. RAIL

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Lake County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lake County , IN. (more)

City Name Population Title
City of Gary 80,294 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Ross 47,615 Unincorporated community in Lake County, Indiana
Hobart 37,887 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States of America
Merrillville 34,792 Town in Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana
Crown Point 30,488 City in Indiana, USA
Schererville 28,527 Town in northwest Indiana, USA
East Chicago 27,817 City in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Highland 22,936 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Munster 22,476 Town in the U.
Griffith 16,060 Town in Calumet and St.
Dyer 15,976 Town in Indiana
Saint John 14,850
Cedar Lake 13,183 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Lake Station 11,845 City in Indiana, United States
Lowell 9,450 Town in Lake County, Indiana, United States
Winfield 5,987 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Gary distances to largest Indiana cities

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