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Marion County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion

County Seat: Indianapolis

Largest City: Indianapolis (2016 population: 867,576)

Population per Square Mile: 2,397.38

Square Miles: 396.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)903,389113.9%6,484,192
Today (2017)950,082114.3%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*951,780113.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.2%11 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-3,52792 -976
Net International Migration3,2031 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)6,408128.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)70,07517.4%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)164,717117.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)89,21719.5%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)277,024129.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)229,495124.4%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)110,701111.8%14.9%
Median Age34.2  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone4,57810.5%0.4%
Asian Alone29,45113.1%2.2%
Black Alone267,803128.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone68810.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups26,72912.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)365,4721100.0%100.0%
Married With Children52,010114.2%19.0%
Married Without Children79,615121.8%30.0%
Single Parents44,780112.3%9.7%
Living Alone129,347135.4%28.2%

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 2016 (estimate)420,8711100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)419,5141100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$120,50033  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$64912  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 177,400116.0%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)608,059114.0%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher85.7%67 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree29%8 24.6%

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 2016$48,2536112.0%43,097
Median Household Income in 201645,3008286.6%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201618.9%4135.0%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1828.0%2146.6%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20171,394120.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017146,853122.4%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017104,858121.2%495,330

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, 201514,432117.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 20151,066118.1%5,876
Deaths, 20157,955112.7%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force483,993114.5%3,327,139
Annual Unemployment Rate4.445100.0%4.4
January 2018 Unemployment Rate3.45794.4%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work744,516100.0%$52,425,027100.0%$70,415
Wage and Salary641,96186.2%$35,178,04367.1%$54,798
Farm Proprietors1770.0%$6230.0%$3,520
Nonfarm Proprietors102,37813.8%$9,245,82617.6%$90,311
  Accommodation, Food Serv.52,7527.1%$1,345,1722.6%$25,500
  Arts, Ent., Recreation13,9751.9%$685,9021.3%$49,081
  Health Care, Social Serv.97,52113.1%$7,201,60413.7%$73,847
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.53,2937.2%$4,862,8379.3%$91,247
  Retail Trade60,2018.1%$2,729,4245.2%$45,339
  Trans., Warehousing45,2796.1%$2,368,9134.5%$52,318
  Wholesale Trade32,3304.3%$2,736,7625.2%$84,651
  Other Private (not above)201,773*27.1%*$14,984,150*28.6%*$74,262*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,995100.0%100.0%$365,995$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family98049.1%20.9%$126,633$372,642

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

in 2016
Percent of County
Beech Grove14,7401.6%
Crows Nest750.0%
Meridian Hills1,6860.2%
North Crows Nest470.0%
Rocky Ripple6290.1%
Spring Hill1010.0%
Warren Park1,5430.2%
Williams Creek4210.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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