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Welcome to Gary ...
When the people of Gary refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Garyite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Gary has a population of 74,991 people<3> (see below for details).
Gary was established in 1906.
The community of Gary is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Gary lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Gary (for example, toward New Carlisle), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The area code for Gary: (219)
The ZIP codes for Gary: 46401-46404, 46406-46409<5>
Websites for Gary ...
Official Website: www.gary.in.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gary had an population of 74,991 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.01% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Gary had a population of 80,294 people (or 16.19% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Gary the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Gary represents 1.24% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 80,294 people, the population of Gary decreased 21.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 102,746 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Gary.
Communities Also Named Gary ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Gary - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota (2), New Mexico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gary.
Communities near Gary ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gary.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gary. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gary.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gary. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gary.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gary. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gary.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gary ...
Looking for more information about Gary? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Gary, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gary.
Adding Gary to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Gary in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gary was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1908.
We also found Gary on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gary on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gary: www.gary.in.us/
The official website for Lake County: www.lakecountyin.org/
The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov
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This page was last modified: 17 Aug 2022