Gary, IN 46404 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46404: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gary, IN 46404

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.585, Longitude -87.375
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 268
  • PO Box Addresses: 208
  • Residential Addresses: 6,457
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 675
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,782

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Gary, IN 46404 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,983
Daytime Population: Workers 3,969
Daytime Population: Residents 10,817
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,786
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 15,835
Population in Familes 12,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density2 2,660
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $26,925
Average Household Income $38,774
Per Capita Income $15,462


Total Housing Units 8,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,527 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,775 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,750 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $75,091
Average Home Value $94,372


Total Households 6,302
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,035
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 -0.88% -0.62%
Households -0.89% -0.63%
Families -1.1% -0.78%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Gary, IN 46404 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46404 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 # 154 81st
Population Density # 47 94th
Diversity Index # 305 62nd
Median Household Income # 770 2nd
Per Capita Income # 759 3rd

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