Most of the city's soil, to nearly one foot below the surface, is pure sand.
The sand beneath Gary, and on its beaches, is of such high quality that in years past it was mined for the manufacture of glass. According to the census, Gary has a total area of Gary is "T" shaped, with its northern border on Lake Michigan. At the northwesternmost section, Gary borders Hammond and East Chicago. Miller Beach , its easternmost neighborhood, borders Lake Station and Portage.
Gary's southernmost section borders Griffith , Hobart , Merrillville , and unincorporated Ross. The weather of Gary is greatly regulated by its proximity to Lake Michigan. Weather varies yearly.
In summer months Gary is humid. Summer is the rainiest season. Winters vary but are predominantly snowy. Sometimes large blizzards hit because of " lake effect snow ", a phenomenon whereby large amounts of water evaporated from the lake deposit onto the shoreline areas as inordinate amounts of snow. The change in the economy and resulting loss of jobs has caused a drop in population by more than half since its peak in As of the census  of , there were 80, people, 31, households, and 19, families residing in the city.
The population density was 1, There were 39, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 5. Non-Hispanic Whites were 8.
There were 31, households of which The average household size was 2. The median age in the city was The gender makeup of the city was As of the census of , there were , people, 38, households, and 25, families residing in the city. The population density was 2, There were 43, housing units at an average density of Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 4. There were 38, households out of which In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was 34 years.
For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were About Meredith Willson 's Broadway musical The Music Man featured the song " Gary, Indiana ", in which lead character and con man Professor Harold Hill wistfully recalls his purported hometown, then prosperous. Hill claims to be an alumnus of "Gary Conservatory of Music, Class of '05," but this is later revealed to be another of his lies. The City of Gary was not founded until Willson's musical, set in , was adapted both as a film of the same name released in , and as a television film , produced in The urban movie Original Gangstas was filmed in the city.
Since the early s, Gary has been the setting for numerous films made by Hollywood filmmakers. The History Channel documentary Life After People was filmed in Gary, exploring areas that have deteriorated or been abandoned because of the loss of jobs and residents. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Ralph Waldo Emerson School. Morningside Historic District. Theodore Roosevelt High School.
Polk Street Terraces Historic District. Van Buren Terrace Historic District.
Louis J. Gary Land Company Building. Gary City Center Historic District. Jackson-Monroe Terraces Historic District. Jefferson Street Historic District. Knights of Columbus Building. Horace Mann Historic District. Gary Public Schools Memorial Auditorium. DuBois Branch, J. The main library closed at the end of The building now houses a museum. Anderson Library on its campus. The other public schools within the city are administered by Lake Ridge Schools Corporation , which is the school system for the Black Oak neighborhood and unincorporated Calumet Township.
Due to annexation law, Black Oak residents retained their original school system and were not required to attend Gary public schools. Charter schools in Indiana, including those in Gary, are granted charters by one of a small number of chartering institutions. Indiana charter schools are generally managed in cooperation between the chartering institution, a local board of parents and community members, salaried school administrators, and a management company.
Gary is served by two major newspapers based outside the city, and by a Gary-based, largely African-American interest paper. These papers provide regional topics, and cover events in Gary. Gary is served by five local broadcasters plus government access and numerous Chicago area radio and TV stations, and by other nearby stations in Illinois and Indiana.
Gary is the hometown of The Jackson 5 , a family of musicians who influenced the sound of modern popular music.
They had married on November 5, Their entertainer children later recorded a song entitled " Jackson Street" The Jackson children include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Skilled craftsmen from the mills were able to live among doctors and lawyers as well as businessmen and supervisors from U. From the boom years of the s through the s, residents of diverse economic backgrounds sent their children to the same schools, prayed together in the same houses of worship, and shopped in Gary's popular downtown.
Gary's West Side: The Horace Mann Neighborhood is a pictorial history spanning four generations of one of the Steel City's premier residential districts.
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