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Marion County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion

County Seat: Indianapolis

Largest City: Indianapolis (2018 population: 876,862)

Population per Square Mile: 2,408.96

Square Miles: 396.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)903,389113.9%6,484,192
Today (2018)954,670114.3%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*951,780113.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.7%11 3.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-2,97492 3,555
Net International Migration2,9191 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)5,819130.3%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)68,90317.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)166,308117.4%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)88,12319.2%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)284,566129.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)226,412123.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)120,358112.6%15.8%
Median Age34.5  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone4,32710.5%0.4%
Asian Alone34,80113.6%2.5%
Black Alone275,890128.9%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone69710.1%0.1%
White610,840164.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups28,11512.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic853,056189.4%92.9%
Hispanic101,614110.6%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)367,2151100.0%100.0%
Married With Children51,523114.0%18.8%
Married Without Children79,563121.7%30.0%
Single Parents43,807111.9%9.6%
Living Alone132,088136.0%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)424,3711100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)421,1521100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
198,434147.1%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$123,50033  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
168,781140.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$67112  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 181,115116.2%1,117,590
Public164,590115.6%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)615,756114.1%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher85.6%69 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree29.7%9 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$51,9407110.2%47,149
Median Household Income in 201747,6427388.0%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201717.6%7132.3%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.0%4140.4%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20181,233120.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018136,625122.6%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019111,623121.7%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201714,331117.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 2017923117.9%5,152
Deaths, 20178,439112.9%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force490,706114.5%3,381,713
Employed473,574114.5%3,265,580
Unemployed17,132114.8%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.539102.9%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate3.033100.0%3.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work764,738100.0%$56,637,964100.0%$74,062
Wage and Salary652,10785.3%$38,098,13667.3%$58,423
Farm Proprietors1710.0%$20,0400.0%$117,193
Nonfarm Proprietors112,46014.7%$10,278,90218.1%$91,401
Farm3640.0%$26,1460.0%$71,830
Nonfarm764,374100.0%$56,611,818100.0%$74,063
Private679,63588.9%$50,464,55189.1%$74,252
  Accommodation, Food Serv.52,2606.8%$1,370,2522.4%$26,220
  Arts, Ent., Recreation15,2092.0%$755,9191.3%$49,702
  Construction38,7745.1%$2,804,5375.0%$72,330
  Health Care, Social Serv.102,78713.4%$8,064,63914.2%$78,460
  Information11,2441.5%$1,027,8411.8%$91,412
  Manufacturing54,5587.1%$6,470,39311.4%$118,597
  Professional, Tech. Serv.55,2807.2%$5,432,0039.6%$98,263
  Retail Trade56,9427.4%$2,629,9274.6%$46,186
  Trans., Warehousing53,1727.0%$2,608,9674.6%$49,067
  Wholesale Trade31,3804.1%$2,841,9035.0%$90,564
  Other Private (not above)208,02927.2%$16,458,17029.1%$79,115
Government84,73911.1%$6,147,26710.9%$72,544

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2,398100.0%100.0%$430,363$4,879,857
Single-Family1,20250.1%76.4%$304,721$4,269,197
2-Family642.7%2.0%8,394$49,353
3- and 4-Family90.4%0.2%$848$6,163
5+ Family1,12346.8%21.4%$116,401$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Marion County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Beech Grove14,8391.6%
Clermont1,4390.2%
Crows Nest760.0%
Cumberland2,7450.3%*
Homecroft7580.1%
Indianapolis867,12590.8%
Lawrence49,0465.1%
Meridian Hills1,7000.2%
North Crows Nest470.0%
Rocky Ripple6370.1%
Southport1,7640.2%
Speedway12,1591.3%
Spring Hill1040.0%
Warren Park1,5610.2%
Williams Creek4270.0%
Wynnedale2430.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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