Gary, West Virginia

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Gary, West Virginia

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High Points

Gary strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Gary Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Gary Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Gary Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Gary Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Gary Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Gary, West Virginia

Comparing Gary to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Racial Diversity 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 4
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Gary Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles S of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County McDowell
P.O. Box Zip Codes 24836
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.363
Longitude -81.55

Gary Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GARY
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
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Gary Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 917 100%
Male 425 46.3%
Female 492 53.7%
Under 18 174 19%
18+ 743 81%
65+ 293 32%
Median Age 49.5
Average Family Size 2.77
White 563 61.4%
African-American 326 35.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 27 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Gary Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 801
Growth -116
Growth % -12.6%

Gary Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.1%
US/American 22.2%
Irish 11.3%
Italian 6.3%
Hungarian 4.8%
German 4.4%
English 2.8%
Polish 1.7%
Russian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Slovene 0.5%
Croatian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
British 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gary 917 $30,938
Anawalt 272 $17,321
Keystone 453 $12,639
Kimball 411 $21,429
Northfork 519 $19,236
War 788 $20,521
Welch 2,683 $30,833
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