Gary, WV Population

Population: 917. Estimated population in July 2020: 801 (-12.6% change)
Males: 425 (46.3%), Females: 492 (53.7%)

McDowell County

Zip code: 24836

Median resident age: 49.5 years
Median household income: $22,857
Median house value: $19,600

Races in Gary:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.1%)
  • Black (35.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (15.5%), Irish (9.3%), Italian (4.6%), German (3.8%), Hungarian (3.6%), English (2.2%).

Elevation: 1402 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gary

  • High school or higher: 69.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gary city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 16.5%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -429 (-31.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gary:

  • WELCH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WELCH, WV)
  • TAZEWELL COMMUNITY HOSP (about 18 miles; TAZEWELL, VA)
  • BLUEFIELD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gary:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 42 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 70 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 86 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gary:

  • WELCH MUNI (about 5 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)
  • KEE FIELD (about 17 miles; PINEVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: I16)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 24 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: BLF)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gary:

  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 38 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 64 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
Public primary/middle school in Gary:

  • GARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK – 08)