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46402, 46403, 46404, 46406, 46407, 46408, 46409

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Gary is approximately 116,646 (1990), 80294 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 47,082 (1990), 31380 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gary is 130.121 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gary is 50.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 18.161 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gary to Washington DC is 596 miles. The distance to the Indiana state capital is 141 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gary is positioned 41.59 degrees north of the equator and 87.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Gary elevation is 599 feet above sea level.
Gary per capita income is $8,994 (1989).
Gary median income is $19,390 (1989).

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Gary location: in the northwest corner of the state near Lake Michigan, 30 miles from Chicago, Illinois.

Here is a map page for Gary.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Gary is changeable! It is usually warm in summer and cold in winter. But Lake Michigan has an effect on the weather. The lowest temperatures come when air flows southward to Lake Superior before blowing into the Gary area. The higher temperatures occur in the summer when the air flow is from the south or southwest.
Gary average annual rainfall is 34.66 inches per year
Gary average annual snowfall is 39.2 inches per year.
Gary average temperature is 48.9 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 24.8 (January) degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.6 (July) degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Gary history:

Gary is part of the Calumet District, which was once one of the nation's greatest steel-producing areas. In 1906, it was the site of the main plant of the U.S. Steel Corporation.

Gary has been known as the Steel City, also City of the Century. It was incorporated in 1905 as the new home of United States Steel, taking its name from chairman, Elbert H. Gary, just like in the song from "The Music Man."

Here is a history page for Gary with a great deal more history information.
The founding of Gary: 1906
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Gary attractions:

Points of Interest in the Gary area.

Recreation in the area.

Octave Chanute & Tuskegee Airmen Museum
Marquette Park
Gary, Indiana 46403
Phone: (219) 938-8081

The Miss USA in Gary

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Economy & Industry

Gary economy: Trade, Services, Manufacturing
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