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ZIP Code 46406

Primary City:Gary, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (3:58am)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.60, -87.40
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46406

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46406. 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 46406. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46406, 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
Unacceptable:
Brunswick

Stats and Demographics for the 46406 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46406 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 46406 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults 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 46406 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,900
Population Density 760 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,523
Median Home Value $60,800
Land Area 13.03 sq mi
Water Area 0.08 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,771
Median Household Income $30,826

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4053924213482382692592632823313282742272041481198847
Female33237138640928530433032930734338934129026122517610772
Total737763807757523573589592589674717615517465373295195119

Gender

 Male 4,643 47%
 Female 5,257 53%
Gender

Race

 White 2,873 29.0%
 Black Or African American 6,207 62.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 33 0.3%
 Asian 19 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 500 5.1%
 Two Or More Races 265 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1912629540145249830080
Renter93382340344256116645
Total11250863574570861436485

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,047 28%
 Single Guardian 1,446 38%
 Singles 1,090 29%
 Singles With Roommate 188 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,423 64%
 Households with Kids 1,348 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7876808373777475938279809387647283646549
Female7163686877815963918496706967838686856960
Total149139148151150158133138184166175150162154147158169149134109

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46406 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 46406 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 46406 real estate data, the median home value of $60,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 46406 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 46406 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46406 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,900 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,132 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,039 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,600 35%
 Households Vacant 752 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 168 22.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.5%
 For Sale Only 36 4.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 1.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 1.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 524 69.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 154 11%
 2 Bedroom 562 40%
 3+ Bedroom 689 49%
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 $30,826 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 46406 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 46406 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 2,109 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,690 22%
 No Earnings 3,910 51%
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 2,109 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,690 22%
 No Earnings 3,910 51%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,766 87.8%
 Public transportation 105 3.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 6 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 199 6.3%
 Worked at Home 73 2.3%
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 762 25.4%
 High School Graduate 1,998 66.6%
 Associate's degree 93 3.1%
 Bachelor's degree 115 3.8%
 Master's degree 22 0.7%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 11 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,834 82.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 76 3.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 308 13.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46406

ZIP Code 46406 is in the West Gary Lighthouse Charter School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46406.

West Gary Lighthouse
725 Clark Rd
Gary, IN 46406
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: West Gary Lighthouse Charter School District
Aspire Charter Academy
4900 West 15th Ave
Gary, IN 46406
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Aspire Charter Academy
Grissom Elementary School
7201 West 25th Ave
Gary, IN 46406
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lake Ridge School District
West Side Leadership Academy
9th and Gerry St
Gary, IN 46406
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gary Community School Corporation

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