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ZIP Code 46404

Primary City:Gary, IN (View All Cities)
County: Lake County
Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis (12:28pm)
Area code: 219 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.59, -87.37
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 46404

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 46404. 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 46404. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 46404, 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 46404 ZIP Code

ZIP code 46404 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 46404 are primarily black or African American. The number of seniors 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 46404 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,326
Population Density 3,030 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,112
Median Home Value $68,400
Land Area 5.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,851
Median Household Income $25,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 42


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56556371,292
5-96615921,253
10-146646041,268
15-196196311,250
20-24428557985
25-29382546928
30-34369509878
35-39382497879
40-44354459813
45-494686211,089
50-545817371,318
55-595266641,190
60-64403561964
65-69322512834
70-74326424750
75-79251440691
80-84220324544
85 Plus127273400

Gender

 Male 7,738 45%
 Female 9,588 55%
Gender

Race

 White 248 1.4%
 Black Or African American 16,674 96.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.2%
 Asian 7 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 86 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 272 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2430259289
25-34140664804
35-44356527883
45-547115961,307
55-648824201,302
65-749101921,102
75-84780120900
85 Plus22044264

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,756 26%
 Single Guardian 2,691 39%
 Singles 2,188 32%
 Singles With Roommate 216 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,624 67%
 Households with Kids 2,227 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1117133250
2138125263
3131128259
4127114241
5118142260
6144117261
7132106238
8128123251
9139104243
10132135267
11134129263
12115110225
13139116255
14144114258
15128121249
16132128260
17130137267
18127142269
19102103205
20102116218

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 46404 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 46404 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 46404 real estate data, the median home value of $68,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 46404. Rentals in 46404 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 46404 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,180 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 142 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,420 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,609 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,822 35%
 Households Vacant 1,261 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 284 22.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 0.8%
 For Sale Only 118 9.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 1.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 0.7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 820 65.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 68 3%
 1 Bedroom 281 11%
 2 Bedroom 1,477 55%
 3+ Bedroom 846 32%
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 $25,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 46404 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 46404 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 2,849 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,038 23%
 No Earnings 7,385 56%
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 2,849 21%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,038 23%
 No Earnings 7,385 56%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,109 89%
 Public transportation 138 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 249 5%
 Worked at Home 98 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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,029 22.3%
 High School Graduate 2,898 62.7%
 Associate's degree 277 6.0%
 Bachelor's degree 258 5.6%
 Master's degree 122 2.6%
 Professional school degree 29 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,626 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 418 12%
 Not Enrolled in School 425 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 46404

ZIP Code 46404 is in the Gary Community School Corporation. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 46404.

Beveridge Elementary School
1234 Cleveland St
Gary, IN 46404
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Brunswick Elementary School
5701 West 7th Ave
Gary, IN 46404
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gary Community School Corporation
Spirit of God Accelerated Education
1010 Roosevelt St
Gary, IN 46404
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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