Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 46402

Primary City:Gary, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (8:33am)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.59, -87.32
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46402

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46402. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 46402. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46402, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Gary, IN

Stats and Demographics for the 46402 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46402 is located in northwest Indiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 46402 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 46402 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,726
Population Density 1,769 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,676
Median Home Value $53,300
Land Area 3.80 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,744
Median Household Income $16,497

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male295289276253167132146161137176216202164129119886737
Female31229826825622024722720915920124723119316512713610472
Total607587544509387379373370296377463433357294246224171109

Gender

 Male 3,054 45%
 Female 3,672 55%
Gender

Race

 White 262 3.9%
 Black Or African American 6,131 91.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 36 0.5%
 Asian 8 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 156 2.3%
 Two Or More Races 133 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner84110317322522317646
Renter13935527533229418214032
Total14739637850551940531678

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 430 16%
 Single Guardian 1,064 39%
 Singles 1,134 41%
 Singles With Roommate 116 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,847 67%
 Households with Kids 897 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5550706155615263585065475757515540525540
Female5571665669524773574768605043664554464554
Total1101211361171241139913611597133107107100117100949810094

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46402 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 46402 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 46402 real estate data, the median home value of $53,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 46402 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 46402 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for < $200/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46402 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,577 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 95 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 54 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 558 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 437 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,749 48%
 Households Vacant 932 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 282 30.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.5%
 For Sale Only 35 3.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 1.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2 0.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 594 63.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 28 2%
 1 Bedroom 570 38%
 2 Bedroom 607 40%
 3+ Bedroom 302 20%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $16,497 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 46402 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 46402 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 46402 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 938 19%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,142 23%
 No Earnings 2,836 58%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 938 19%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,142 23%
 No Earnings 2,836 58%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,312 86%
 Public transportation 85 6%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 97 6%
 Worked at Home 26 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 389 20.6%
 High School Graduate 1,355 71.8%
 Associate's degree 88 4.7%
 Bachelor's degree 37 2.0%
 Master's degree 3 0.2%
 Professional school degree 6 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,341 80%
 Enrolled in Private School 152 9%
 Not Enrolled in School 174 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46402

ZIP Code 46402 is in the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46402.

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy
975 West 6th Ave
Gary, IN 46402
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Thea Bowman Leadership Academy
21st Century Charter School of Gary
556 Washington St
Gary, IN 46402
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: 21st Century Charter School of Gary School District
Jefferson Elementary School
601 Jackson St
Gary, IN 46402
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Gary Middle College
556 Washington St
Gary, IN 46402
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gary Middle College School District

Nearby ZIP Codes