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Marion County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion

County Seat: Indianapolis

Largest City: Indianapolis (2013 population: 852,934)

Population per Square Mile: 2,357.41

Square Miles: 396.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)903,393113.9%6,483,797
Today (2014)934,243114.2%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*951,780113.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.4%10 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration12911 -1,515
Net International Migration2,7391 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)6,988127.7%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)69,90617.5%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)161,268117.4%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)92,14919.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)272,319129.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)229,815124.8%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)102,824111.1%13.9%
Median Age34.1  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone4,75810.5%0.4%
Asian Alone22,68312.4%1.9%
Black Alone256,127127.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone62310.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups24,49612.6%1.8%
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 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)360,0721100.0%100.0%
Married With Children54,195115.1%19.8%
Married Without Children81,078122.5%30.1%
Single Parents47,172113.1%9.8%
Living Alone121,165133.7%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)417,9181100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)418,0731100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2013)$118,00033  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2013)$62710  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 167,072115.0%1,115,499
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)591,223113.9%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher84.5%67 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree27.4%6 23.2%

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 2013$39,96320103.5%38,622
Median Household Income in 201341,4787987.3%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201321.3%6134.8%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1830.1%5137.4%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20133,141126.8%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 2013202,644122.0%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 201399,110119.5%509,427

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, 201214,585117.5%83,250
Births to Teens, 20121,307117.6%7,431
Deaths, 20137,617112.6%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force469,131114.7%3,191,866
Annual Unemployment Rate7.737100.0%7.7
January 2015 Unemployment Rate6.841101.5%6.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work674,177100.0%$42,547,315100.0%$63,110
Wage and Salary619,33091.9%$31,833,66874.8%$51,400
Farm Proprietors2070.0%$5,2820.0%$25,517
Nonfarm Proprietors54,6408.1%$3,493,7588.2%$63,941
  Accommodation, Food Serv.49,6967.4%$1,121,4702.6%$22,567
  Arts, Ent., Recreation11,6921.7%$643,8681.5%$55,069
  Health Care, Social Serv.89,41413.3%$6,147,35114.4%$68,752
  Professional, Tech. Serv.43,0396.4%$4,050,4199.5%$94,110
  Retail Trade55,6088.2%$2,023,3114.8%$36,385
  Trans., Warehousing41,4026.1%$2,182,4975.1%$52,715
  Wholesale Trade29,5854.4%$2,339,3365.5%$79,072
  Other Private (not above)168,851*25.0%*$8,656,682*20.3%*$51,268*

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,309100.0%100.0%$185,524$3,065,788
3- and 4-Family80.6%0.9%$1,100$13,598
5+ Family63548.5%29.6%$48,793$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Beech Grove14,4701.6%
Crows Nest750.0%
Meridian Hills1,6600.2%
North Crows Nest460.0%
Rocky Ripple6210.1%
Spring Hill1010.0%
Warren Park1,5220.2%
Williams Creek4180.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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