Gary, IN 46407 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46407: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gary, IN 46407

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 303
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,309
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 439
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.583, Longitude -87.335
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gary, IN 46407 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,704
Population in Households 11,609
Population in Familes 8,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 2,530
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 4,833
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,699
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,011 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,824 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,009 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,178 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $52,778
Average Home Value $64,611


Median Household Income $21,505
Average Household Income $32,632
Per Capita Income $13,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.17% -0.71%
Households -1.17% -0.73%
Families -1.44% -0.91%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gary, IN 46407 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46407 to the other 786 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 192 76th
Population Density1 # 55 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 366 53rd
Median Household Income # 775 2nd
Per Capita Income # 768 2nd

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