The city of Gary, also called "City in Motion", "City of the Century", "GI", "Magic City of Steel", "The Steel City", "The G" encompasses the following counties: Lake. Gary's government type is Council-Strong Mayor. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Karen Freeman-Wilson (D).
Gary encompasses land area: 49.87 sq mi (129.16 km2), water area: 7.31 sq mi (18.93 km2). This equates to a population density of 1,610.1/sq mi (621.7/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC–6).
Local area codes are 219. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 18-27000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.gary.in.us/.