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Gary, West Virginia

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Welcome to Gary ...

The city of Gary is located in McDowell County.

When the people of Gary refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Garyite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gary has a population of 827 people<2> (see below for details).

Gary is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gary lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Gary: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gary had a population of 968 people. This makes Gary the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gary represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 113rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 968 people, the population of Gary increased 5.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 917 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gary had an population of 827 people. This is a decrease of 14.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gary.

Communities near Gary ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2017
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   4,240   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Davy   [Map]   356   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota (2), New Mexico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gary.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gary. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gary.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Gary? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Gary, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Gary.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Gary. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

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 State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gary.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Gary. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gary

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3659, Longitude: -81.5473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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