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The City of Gary had a population of 177 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gary is located at latitude 47.3726 and longitude -96.2655 in Norman County. 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. Norman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Gary (GNIS ID: 2394864) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gary population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gary: City of Gary.

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Gary, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 177
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 148
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 538
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 68
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $102,941
Average Home Value $131,452


Median Household Income $58,274
Average Household Income $69,715
Per Capita Income $28,301
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.99% -1.28%
Households -3.14% -1.21%
Families -2.93% -1.69%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 722 20th
Population Density1 # 464 49th
Diversity Index2 # 264 71st
Median Household Income # 291 68th
Per Capita Income # 390 57th

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