Gary employment information

IndexGaryIndianaNational
Income per capita$15,983$24,953$28,555
Median household income$27,458$48,737$53,482
Median income owner occupied$39,723$60,618$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,366$27,534$33,219
Median earnings male$24,450$35,272$36,116
Median earnings female$19,703$22,933$25,692
Unemployment rate9.7%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level38.7%15.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Gary is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Gary is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Gary is 67% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Gary is 148% higher than the national average.

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Gary median earnings by income bracket

Gary employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.9%0.6%
Manufacturing sector23.8%0.1%
Financial & insurance services1.3%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services11.2%10.8%
Public administration5.7%4.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.0%4.8%
Education, health & social services13.3%39.3%
Other26.8%27.5%

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Aberdeen, IN1,831$95,33378%
St. John, IN15,456$93,80275%
Gary, IN79,165$27,45849%

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Edinburg, TX79,002$42,49821%
Lake Forest, CA78,940$92,78173%
Hammond, IN79,585$39,77126%
Bend, OR79,698$52,4712%
Redwood City, CA79,736$81,95553%
Gary, IN79,165$27,45849%
Source: The Gary, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.