Gary employment information

IndexGaryIndianaNational
Income per capita$16,907$26,117$29,829
Median household income$28,895$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,814$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,719$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$24,227$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$20,478$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate8.7%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level35.9%15.0%15.1%
The Gary, IN employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Gary is $16,907, which is 35% lower than than the Indiana average and 43% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,895, which is 43% lower than than the Indiana average and 48% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Gary is 9%, which is 86% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Gary is 36% which is 138% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$19,261$28,895$57,790
City
$33,618$50,433$100,866
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Gary is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Gary is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Gary is 86% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Gary is 138% higher than the national average.

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Gary median earnings by income bracket

Gary employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.5%0.2%
Manufacturing sector22.2%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.4%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services11.7%13.0%
Public administration4.7%5.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.4%4.3%
Education, health & social services13.2%40.3%
Other25.8%27.0%

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St. John, IN15,777$98,54578%
Winfield, IN5,233$93,57169%
Gary, IN77,858$28,89548%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mount Pleasant, SC77,907$83,49051%
Racine, WI77,931$41,17826%
Kennewick, WA77,975$52,1346%
Bellflower, CA77,687$50,7048%
Silver Spring, MD78,038$72,79032%
Gary, IN77,858$28,89548%
Source: The Gary, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).