Gary, IN 46406 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46406: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gary, IN 46406

Not Acceptable, USPS
Brunswick, IN 46406

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 273
  • PO Box Addresses: 59
  • Residential Addresses: 3,668
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 222
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,387
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.587, Longitude -87.412
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
The ZIP Code database and maps are each updated 4 times per year but with different update cycles. The ZIP Code database was last updated on February 1, 2018 and the ZIP Code maps were last updated on February 1, 2018.

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Gary, IN 46406 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,208
Daytime Population: Workers 5,218
Daytime Population: Residents 5,990
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,208
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 9,208
Population in Familes 7,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 743
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $30,447
Average Household Income $39,809
Per Capita Income $15,313


Total Housing Units 4,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,907 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,635 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,101 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $61,690
Average Home Value $75,026


Total Households 3,542
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,298
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 -1.22% -0.83%
Households -1.16% -0.8%
Families -1.38% -0.97%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

Gary, IN 46406 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46406 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 # 225 71st
Population Density # 168 79th
Diversity Index # 30 96th
Median Household Income # 757 4th
Per Capita Income # 760 3rd

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