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Gary is a town in NW Indiana named after the founding chairman of U.S. steel, Elbert H. Gary. It was once a nice middle class town with many steel mills and small businesses but ran downhill mainly because of urban decay. Now it has a 25% poverty rate and more than twice as much crime as the US average. Many great people are from Gary, such as the Jackson family, many NFL stars, aswell as actors. Now, Gary remains little more than a poor derelict city. If you happen to drive through Gary, you will notice that it looks more like a post apocalyptic town. NWI locals generally give it the nickname "Scary, Indiana."
You can't drive through Gary, Indiana without seeing bars on windows.
by Jag140 August 06, 2011
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Located on southern shore of Lake Michigan. Lake County Indiana. 30 miles east of Chicago, Illinois.

A major industrial city back in the day before all the Steel Mills shut down. Then all tha white folk moved out and it became a wasteland. Now its about 90% black with tha rest Hispanic.... but a white mayor (?). And now their tryna raisin the taxes and cost of living when they know people cant afford it. But its all apart of an effort to improve the city by moving lower income people out.... AINT THAT A B!

Known for: The home of the Jackson's (Michael, janet, Joe, Latoya, Tido, etc...). Former murder and crime capital of the world. Popular song from the movie The Music Man ("gary Indiana, gary indiana, gary indiana!)

Also known as G.I.
Naw nigga I aint from Chi-town. I hail from G.I.
Gary, Indiana is where I was raised
by Harold S. October 24, 2006
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(n) the only interesting thing to see in Indiana on Rt.80/90, remarkable for being an industrial wasteland.
Make sure you wake me up when we get to Gary, Indiana, so I can see the fire-breathing smokestacks of Mordor.
by heptune June 13, 2006
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A city that much of Indiana wishes belonged to Illinois and Chicago. A terrible city and industrial wasteland in northwest Indiana, next to Chicago, and one of the worst cities in the country to live. It is like 90% black and has a terrible crime problem. About 100,000 dirt-poor blacks live in this decaying--actually dying--Rust Belt city on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Gary was once the largest center of steel manufacturing in the country, until the 1960s, when the jobs were lost to overseas competition. The jobs and many people are gone and NEVER to return. Thank God that Gary does NOT represent the rest of Indiana. I'm sure that much of Indiana wishes Gary would belong to Illinois--let Chicago have it.
As bad as Gary, Indiana is, it's home to the Jacksons: Latoya, Janet and Michael.
by krock1dk May 19, 2008
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