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Gary, IN Metro Area

Counties include: Lake, Porter

Largest City: Hammond (2013 population: 78,967)

Population per Square Mile: 717.4

Square Miles: 917.2

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)660,348210.2%6,483,797
Today (2013)658,013210.0%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*687,475210.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.4%12 1.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-2,65112 -1,179
Net International Migration3466 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,66236.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)40,57426.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)119,583218.2%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)59,99029.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)164,647225.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)180,483227.4%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)92,736214.1%13.9%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone3,12520.5%0.4%
Asian Alone9,47641.4%1.9%
Black Alone131,398220.0%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone33530.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups11,01731.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (includes detail not shown below)243,3402100.0%100.0%
Married With Children47,640419.6%20.2%
Married Without Children69,397228.5%30.1%
Single Parents26,104110.7%9.8%
Living Alone67,419227.7%27.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2013 (estimate)275,8912100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)275,1212100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)175,471263.8%62.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)67,869224.7%26.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 121,535210.9%1,115,499

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2013$40,3803104.6%$38,622
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20131,515212.9%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 2013107,008211.6%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201357,736211.3%509,427

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20127,77029.3%83,250
Births to Teens, 201271529.6%7,431
Deaths, 20125,890210.0%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force304,95229.6%3,179,935
Annual Unemployment Rate8.73116.0%7.5
October 2014 Unemployment Rate6.71126.4%5.3

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Earnings by Industry, 2013 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$16,311,004100.0%
Wage and Salary$11,909,64373.0%
Farm Proprietors$48,9840.3%
Nonfarm Proprietors$1,552,6689.5%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$460,8722.8%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$270,4021.7%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$2,373,54614.6%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$632,0343.9%
  Retail Trade$1,167,4607.2%
  Trans., Warehousing$699,3074.3%
  Wholesale Trade$172,028*1.1%*
  Other Private (not above)$2,290,594*14.0%*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,454100.0%100.0%$334,359$3,065,788
3- and 4-Family332.3%0.9%$3,715$13,598
5+ Family20514.1%29.6%$18,872$382,380

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Gary, IN Metro Area

in 2013
Percent of Region
Crown Point28,4124.3%
East Chicago29,2124.4%
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