Gary, IN 46408 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46408: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gary, IN 46408

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.539, Longitude -87.366
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 364
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 6,234
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 525
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,709

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

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Gary, IN 46408 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,862
Population in Households 16,795
Population in Familes 13,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 1,706
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $37,131
Average Household Income $49,630
Per Capita Income $18,670


Total Housing Units 7,946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,818 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,500 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,628 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $81,602
Average Home Value $105,677


Total Households 6,318
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,046
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 -0.66% -0.62%
Households -0.53% -0.54%
Families -0.78% -0.71%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Gary, IN 46408 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46408 to the other 773 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 150 81st
Population Density # 89 89th
Diversity Index # 33 96th
Median Household Income # 729 6th
Per Capita Income # 729 6th

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