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ZIP Code 46409

Primary City:Gary, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (4:37am)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.55, -87.33
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46409

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46409. 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 46409. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46409, 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 46409 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46409 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 46409 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 46409 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,932
Population Density 2,503 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,267
Median Home Value $58,400
Land Area 3.57 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,002
Median Household Income $29,735

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male38637543840026525324822319925427428921715888714027
Female337382428391265307301289239309345367273189116756351
Total72375786679153056054951243856361965649034720414610378

Gender

 Male 4,205 47%
 Female 4,727 53%
Gender

Race

 White 687 7.7%
 Black Or African American 7,804 87.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 15 0.2%
 Asian 18 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 203 2.3%
 Two Or More Races 204 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1510517535051330813543
Renter6136229130521376428
Total7646746665572638417751

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 869 29%
 Single Guardian 1,263 42%
 Singles 731 24%
 Singles With Roommate 139 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,802 60%
 Households with Kids 1,200 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male8193726378757978658696848884908487835666
Female62658372698178738110392927566856991776966
Total143158155135147156157151146189188176163150175153178160125132

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46409 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 46409 were primarily built in the 1950s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 46409 real estate data, the median home value of $58,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 46409 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 46409 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46409 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,891 99.5%
 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 41 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,042 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 602 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,358 32%
 Households Vacant 1,265 30%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 317 25.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 0.5%
 For Sale Only 127 10.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 0.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 800 63.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 52 3%
 2 Bedroom 666 43%
 3+ Bedroom 823 53%
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 $29,735 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 46409 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 46409 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 46409 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 46409 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 1,991 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,444 21%
 No Earnings 3,324 49%
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 1,991 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,444 21%
 No Earnings 3,324 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,606 91%
 Public transportation 187 6%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 55 2%
 Worked at Home 31 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 504 19.7%
 High School Graduate 1,715 67.0%
 Associate's degree 209 8.2%
 Bachelor's degree 98 3.8%
 Master's degree 18 0.7%
 Professional school degree 3 0.1%
 Doctorate degree 13 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,122 89%
 Enrolled in Private School 132 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 120 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46409

ZIP Code 46409 is in the Gary Community School Corporation. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46409.

Gary Career Center
1800 East 35th Ave
Gary, IN 46409
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Bailly Preparatory Academy
4621 Georgia St
Gary, IN 46409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Martin Luther King School Alternative
1800 East 35th Ave
Gary, IN 46409
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
New Tech @ Roosevelt Car & Tech
1800 East 35th Ave
Gary, IN 46409
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Tedm Academy
416 E Ridge Rd
Gary, IN 46409
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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