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Gary is a city in Norman County.
The community was named after Garrett L. Thorpe, early merchant
The latitude of Gary is 47.371N. The longitude is -96.267W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,099 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 212.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gary demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norman County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56545 ZIP code.
20% of Gary residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gary ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gary was $15,683, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Gary residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gary, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $242. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $500.
Norman County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gary political report.
The average commute time for Gary workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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