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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 2017$50,9576112.9%45,150
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
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.031103.4%2.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work748,535100.0%$55,731,062100.0%$74,454
Wage and Salary646,24986.3%$36,645,21665.8%$56,704
Farm Proprietors1740.0%$6,6540.0%$38,241
Nonfarm Proprietors102,11213.6%$10,857,22519.5%$106,327
Farm3350.0%$11,4640.0%$34,221
Nonfarm748,200100.0%$55,719,598100.0%$74,472
Private663,91588.7%$49,756,88789.3%$74,945
  Accommodation, Food Serv.52,2957.0%$1,371,5372.5%$26,227
  Arts, Ent., Recreation14,4491.9%$724,9341.3%$50,172
  Construction37,7585.0%$2,774,4505.0%$73,480
  Health Care, Social Serv.100,12113.4%$7,828,23714.0%$78,188
  Information12,0601.6%$1,102,0362.0%$91,379
  Manufacturing55,9167.5%$6,341,60511.4%$113,413
  Professional, Tech. Serv.53,3447.1%$5,165,2659.3%$96,829
  Retail Trade58,4457.8%$2,763,8955.0%$47,291
  Trans., Warehousing45,8246.1%$2,438,8684.4%$53,223
  Wholesale Trade31,6224.2%$2,767,8615.0%$87,530
  Other Private (not above)202,08127.0%$16,478,19929.6%$81,543
Government84,28511.3%$5,962,71110.7%$70,745

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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