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Gary
Gary
Indiana
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25 miles (40 km) from downtown Chicago, Illinois. The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. From the middle of the twentieth century to the present, Gary has experienced drastic population loss, falling by 55 percent from its peak of 178,320 in 1960. Gary is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and borders Lake Michigan. The city is known for its large steel mills, and for being the birthplace of The Jackson 5 music group.

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I live between 2 older people. And they are pretty nice people
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I live in Gary IN. My neighborhood is quiet and safe. My neighbors are very friendly. The only thing Gary lacks is lack of public transportation and community events for the elderly.
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there are elderly-mid age and kids that reside in the community and a bus route as well as a school and is near shopping stores and banks
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We have senior citizen high-rise apartments and buses that are accessible.

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How did Indiana earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Indiana has a state sales tax of 7.00%. Of particular interest is that Indiana does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Indiana has an effective property tax rate of 0.87%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Indiana earned its state tax grade of C.

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