Gary demographics profile

StatisticGaryIndianaNational
Population77,8586,589,578318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,56618091
Median age38.137.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%43%43%
Speak English95%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%5%13%
Gary, IN has a population of 77,858 and is the 452nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,566 per sq mi which is 772% higher than the Indiana average and 1628% higher than the national average. The median age in Gary is 38 which is approximately 2% higher than the Indiana average of 37. In Gary, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 63% of Gary residents were born in Indiana, 35% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Gary is 772% higher than Indiana.
  • The median age in Gary is 2% higher than Indiana.
  • In Gary 13.60% of the population is White.
  • In Gary 81.49% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Gary 0.35% of the population is Asian.

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Gary population breakdown by race

RaceGaryIndianaNational
White13.60%83.99%73.35%
Black or African American81.49%9.23%12.63%
Asian0.35%1.98%5.22%
American Indian0.18%0.24%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.16%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.94%2.22%3.06%
Other race2.27%2.30%4.75%
In Gary, 5.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Gary, IN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).