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Gary is a city in McDowell County.
The community was named for Elbert Gary, official with U.S. Steel.
The latitude of Gary is 37.363N. The longitude is -81.55W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,411 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 822.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gary demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDowell 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 24888 ZIP code.
5% of Gary residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $13,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Gary residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gary, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $128. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $533.
McDowell 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 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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