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ZIP Code 46408

Primary City:Gary, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (9:44am)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.55, -87.37
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46408

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46408. 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 46408. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46408, 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 46408 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46408 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 46408 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 extremely 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 46408 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,030
Population Density 1,747 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,570
Median Home Value $70,200
Land Area 9.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,285
Median Household Income $35,153

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6226536757125224865014724775616485994383721961529776
Female579605669614563526572485508592760650540385260175157131
Total1,2011,2581,3441,3261,0851,0121,0739579851,1531,4081,249978757456327254207

Gender

 Male 8,259 48%
 Female 8,771 52%
Gender

Race

 White 6,088 35.7%
 Black Or African American 9,784 57.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 68 0.4%
 Asian 68 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 527 3.1%
 Two Or More Races 488 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner443125439401,015664345125
Renter1535114685143811796922
Total1978231,0111,4541,396843414147

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,150 34%
 Single Guardian 2,006 32%
 Singles 1,775 28%
 Singles With Roommate 354 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,115 65%
 Households with Kids 2,170 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male115139117131133108111150151159130118131137141144134140153124
Female9611712311610411710713414312713314711914312115313411492130
Total211256240247237225218284294286263265250280262297268254245254

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46408 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 46408 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 46408 real estate data, the median home value of $70,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 46408 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 46408 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46408 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,971 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 59 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,642 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,346 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,297 30%
 Households Vacant 1,285 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 397 31%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 1%
 For Sale Only 171 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 50 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 631 49%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 48 2%
 1 Bedroom 375 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,095 47%
 3+ Bedroom 822 35%
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 $35,153 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 46408 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 46408 has very few people that work at home. 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 46408 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 4,018 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,784 21%
 No Earnings 6,277 48%
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 4,018 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,784 21%
 No Earnings 6,277 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,343 92%
 Public transportation 198 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 210 4%
 Worked at Home 55 1%
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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 984 19%
 High School Graduate 3,442 68%
 Associate's degree 270 5%
 Bachelor's degree 266 5%
 Master's degree 88 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,589 74%
 Enrolled in Private School 359 10%
 Not Enrolled in School 543 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46408

ZIP Code 46408 is in the Gary Lighthouse Charter School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46408.

Gary Lighthouse Charter School
3201 Pierce St
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Gary Lighthouse Charter School District
Daniel Webster Elementary School
3720 Pierce St
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Glen Park Academy for Excel in Lrn
5002 Madison St
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Lake Ridge Middle School
3601 West 41st Ave
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lake Ridge School District
Longfellow Elementary School
45th/calhoun Sts
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lake Ridge School District
Hosford Park Elementary
4735 Arthur St
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lake Ridge School District
Lew Wallace (sci-Tech-Eng-Math)
415 West 45th Ave
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Calumet High School
3900 Calhoun St
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lake Ridge School District
Ambassador Academy
900 W Ridge Rd
Gary, IN 46408
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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