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ZIP Code 46403

Primary City:Gary, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (8:57pm)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.6, -87.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46403

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46403. 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 46403. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46403, 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 46403 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46403 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 46403 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s 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 46403 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,601
Population Density 1,521 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,363
Median Home Value $96,500
Land Area 8.28 sq mi
Water Area 2.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,290
Median Household Income $32,069

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4744404643973163373473002793684195213982822091446254
Female5094574654154334354233733544055975605173462081149584
Total9838979298127497727706736337731,0161,081915628417258157138

Gender

 Male 5,811 46%
 Female 6,790 54%
Gender

Race

 White 2,293 18.2%
 Black Or African American 9,664 76.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 42 0.3%
 Asian 53 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 202 1.6%
 Two Or More Races 346 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1513131057693956223175
Renter2756384364663741608616
Total2907697461,0421,31372231791

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,559 29%
 Single Guardian 1,669 32%
 Singles 1,779 34%
 Singles With Roommate 283 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,634 69%
 Households with Kids 1,656 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1021089385861038478891021028872100937485717471
Female8898105109939785988495918810289868281976976
Total190206198194179200169176173197193176174189179156166168143147

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46403 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 46403 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 46403 real estate data, the median home value of $96,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 46403. Rentals in 46403 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46403 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,428 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 24 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 149 1.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,056 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 783 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,451 39%
 Households Vacant 1,073 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 366 34.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 0.7%
 For Sale Only 83 7.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 1.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 102 9.5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 503 46.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 538 22%
 2 Bedroom 981 41%
 3+ Bedroom 883 37%
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 $32,069 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 46403 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 46403 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,114 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,042 22%
 No Earnings 4,028 44%
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 3,114 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,042 22%
 No Earnings 4,028 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,007 91.0%
 Public transportation 71 1.6%
 Taxicab 31 0.7%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 154 3.5%
 Worked at Home 142 3.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 374 11%
 High School Graduate 2,121 62%
 Associate's degree 173 5%
 Bachelor's degree 465 14%
 Master's degree 188 6%
 Professional school degree 35 1%
 Doctorate degree 45 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,202 78.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 311 11.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 293 10.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46403

ZIP Code 46403 is in the Charter School of the Dunes School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46403.

Charter School of the Dunes
860 North Lake St
Gary, IN 46403
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Charter School of the Dunes School District
Lead College Prep
6070 Miller Ave
Gary, IN 46403
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Lead College Prep Charter School District
Wm a Wirt/Emerson Vpa
210 North Grand Blvd
Gary, IN 46403
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center
301 Parke St
Gary, IN 46403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Jacques Marquette Elementary School
6401 Hemlock Ave
Gary, IN 46403
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation

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