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Gary, IN

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Gary is a middle-sized city located in Indiana, and its close proximity to the Illinois city of Chicago makes many consider it as a Chicago suburb. The city’s population has been on a major decline in the past few decades, as it was close to 180,000 in the 1960s, and that number has fallen to around 80,000 as of 2010. Gary was at one point known for its manufacturing industries, but many of those industries have left the city. Gary was also the home of the famous Jackson 5 music group.

Apartments in Gary IN


Chapelle Le Grande
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Broadmoor Country Club
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


$570 One bedroom in Gary-435 Clark Rd
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$2800 Four bedroom in Munster-10438 8116 Meadow Lane
Beds: 4
Baths: 2


$899 One bedroom in Schererville-2300 Azalea Dr
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


$1550 Two bedroom in Munster-9740 Wildwood Circle
Beds: 2
Baths: 3

Key City Stats

The average age of Gary, IN is
10 to 14
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 5.36%
  • 4.2%
  • 5.32%
  • Female
  • 6.34%
  • 5.69%
  • 5.32%
is average rent in Gary, IN
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.94%
  • 8.44%
  • 6.54%
of units are available for rent in Gary
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 939
  • 319
  • 8261
Getting Around in Gary, IN

There are multiple options for transportation in the city of Gary. Those options include the Gary Public Transportation Corporation, which is a bus system that helps commuters travel through the city and its suburbs for a cheap rate. Seniors and the disabled can ride for free. The city is also served by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which has a railroad that runs from Gary to Chicago.

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The average commuter time in Gary is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.06%
  • 14.35%
  • 1.7%

Indiana University Northwest

<p>Indiana University Northwest is the University of Indiana's Gary campus. It's been around since the early 1960s, and sits on a plot of land that measures 36 acres. The University has a little over 5,000 students, and its small size allows relatively small class sizes of about 30 students per course. The school accommodates residents and offers full time, part time, and night courses, with programs such as Biology, Anthropology, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Economics, and English. The school also has a strong alumni network, with over 22,000 members.</p>

Marquette Park

<p>Marquette Park is a park in the city of Gary that sits right on Lake Michigan. The park itself has beaches, dunes, wetlands, and even a lagoon. Originally, the park was named Lake Front Park, but the name was changed during the 1920s. Today, the park has multiple buildings, such as the aquatorium, which means the place to view the water. It is a community facility made of concrete block that allows for luxury viewing of the beach front. Other structures in Marquette Park include the Marquette Park Pavilion, which was built in the early 1920s and renovated in 1966.</p>

Union Station

<p>Union Station is a neoclassical structure built in the early 1900s. It used new styles at the time which included concrete welded methods, which were meant to serve as a kind of faux-stone. Union Station is listed on the Indiana Landmarks 10 Most Endangered Places list it hasn't been open in nearly 50 years, but at one point it did serve as a station for a now defunct railroad between Gary and Baltimore. Union Station is somewhat of a landmark for the city, and it gets some tourist visitors, but it generally used as an omen to show would could happen if you don't preserve your historic landmarks.</p>