Gary, IN 46403 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46403: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gary, IN 46403

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 272
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,222
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 527
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.59, Longitude -87.276
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 46403 has segments in 2 Counties (Lake, Porter).

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Gary, IN 46403 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,461
Daytime Population: Workers 2,715
Daytime Population: Residents 7,547
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 12,286
Population in Familes 9,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density2 1,332
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $36,229
Average Household Income $54,401
Per Capita Income $23,219


Total Housing Units 6,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,684 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,574 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,177 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $104,600
Average Home Value $156,175


Total Households 5,258
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,138
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.31%
Households -0.07% -0.3%
Families -0.35% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Gary, IN 46403 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46403 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 185 77th
Population Density # 115 85th
Diversity Index # 72 91st
Median Household Income # 738 6th
Per Capita Income # 543 31st

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