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Gary, Indiana

Gary, Indiana
Full nameCity of Gary, Indiana
Official nameCity of Gary, Indiana
Settlement typeCity
MottoWe Are Doing Great Things
CountryUnited States
FoundedJuly 14, 1906
TypeCouncil-Strong Mayor
MayorRudolph Clay (D)
Total Area57.24 sq mi (148.3 km2)
Land Area50.23 sq mi (130.1 km2)
Water Area7.01 sq mi (18.2 km2)
Elevation607 ft (185 m)
Total Population80294 (2010)
Density (pop.)617/km2 (1598.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC� 6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC� 5)
ZIP codes46401-46411
Area code219
FIPS code18-27000 
GNIS feature ID2394863

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Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The city is in the southeastern portion of the Chicago metropolitan area and is 25 miles from downtown Chicago. The population is 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the seventh-largest city in the state. It borders Lake Michigan and is best known for its large steel mills. Gary is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Gary is considered a part of Chicagoland.

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