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Welcome to Gary ...

The city of Gary is located in Norman County<1>.

The location of Gary has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Gary refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Garyite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gary has a population of 202 people<4> (see below for details).

Gary is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Gary lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gary lies within the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for Gary: 56545<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gary had an population of 202 people. This is a decrease of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gary had a population of 214 people. This makes Gary the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 214 people, the population of Gary has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 215 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 two Minnesota communities named Gary: This one is located in Norman County and the other is located in Saint Louis County.

Beyond Minnesota, there are 14 communities that are also named Gary - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, 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.

  • Ada [Norman County]
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    • Ada [Norman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Gary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ada<8>
  • Mahnomen [Mahnomen County]
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    • Mahnomen [Mahnomen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Gary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,220 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mahnomen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahnomen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahnomen<8>
  • Fertile [Polk County]
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    • Fertile [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Gary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertile
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fertile<8>
  • Twin Valley [Norman County]
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    • Twin Valley [Norman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Gary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 750 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winger [Polk County]
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      • Winger [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Gary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winger<8>
    • Borup [Norman County]
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      • Borup [Norman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Gary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borup
    • Beltrami [Polk County]
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      • Beltrami [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Gary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beltrami have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beltrami
    • Bejou [Mahnomen County]
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      • Bejou [Mahnomen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Gary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bejou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bejou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bejou<8>
    • Flaming [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaming
      • Flaming [Norman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the north of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flaming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaming
    • Faith [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
      • Faith [Norman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith

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. 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gary on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gary. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Norman County: www.co.norman.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Norman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Gary refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Gary may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gary.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gary). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gary or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gary) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gary. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GaryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3726, Longitude: -96.2655       In this case, the coordinates for Gary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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