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grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade D
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade C minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade D+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Gary is a town in West Virginia with a population of 628. Gary is in McDowell County. Living in Gary offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Gary and residents tend to lean conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$31,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$450
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  12%

Working in Gary

Jobs
grade D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$25,385
National
$62,843

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