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Gary, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Gary is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Norman County at latitude 47.3726 and longitude -96.2655. Norman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gary, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gary, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gary indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gary (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gary: City of Gary.

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Gary, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 206
Population in Households 206
Population in Familes 173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 627
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 81
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $98,864
Average Home Value $146,233


Median Household Income $48,345
Average Household Income $60,959
Per Capita Income $24,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.89% -0.69%
Households -0.57% -0.5%
Families -0.81% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gary, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gary to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 688 24th
Population Density1 # 434 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 275 70th
Median Household Income # 561 38th
Per Capita Income # 546 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.