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Marion County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion

County Seat: Indianapolis

Largest City: Indianapolis (2012 population: 844,130)

Population per Square Mile: 2,342.37

Square Miles: 396.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)903,393113.9%6,483,797
Today (2013)928,281114.1%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*951,780113.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.8%8 1.3%

*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 -1,179
Net International Migration2,7391 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)6,988126.9%25,992

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%
White619,594166.7%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups24,49612.6%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic837,855190.3%93.6%
Hispanic90,42619.7%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)359,4381100.0%100.0%
Married With Children55,264115.4%20.2%
Married Without Children80,472122.4%30.1%
Single Parents46,301112.9%9.8%
Living Alone121,639133.8%27.6%

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 2012 (includes vacant units)418,0401100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
204,401148.9%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$120,00033  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
155,037137.1%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$61510  

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
Public149,697114.4%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)584,250113.8%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher84.4%66 87%
with B.A. or higher degree27.6%6 23%

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 2012$40,13214105.3%38,119
Median Household Income in 201241,5867488.6%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201221.6%4139.4%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1832.3%4146.2%22.1%
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, 201114,581117.4%83,750
Births to Teens, 20111,372117.1%8,010
Deaths, 20117,398112.7%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force469,131114.8%3,179,935
Employed433,058114.7%2,940,897
Unemployed36,073115.1%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.737102.7%7.5
July 2014 Unemployment Rate6.034103.4%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$42,074,591100.0%
Wage and Salary$31,115,57174.0%
Farm Proprietors$2,4580.0%
Nonfarm Proprietors$3,369,7658.0%
Farm$7,2790.0%
Nonfarm$42,067,312100.0%
Private$36,550,06686.9%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$1,106,1792.6%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$579,4731.4%
  Construction$2,603,0586.2%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$6,080,52614.5%
  Information$00.0%
  Manufacturing$6,212,77114.8%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$3,857,6279.2%
  Retail Trade$2,015,2494.8%
  Trans., Warehousing$1,994,5704.7%
  Wholesale Trade$2,330,9965.5%
  Other Private (not above)$7,409,92017.6%
Government$5,517,24613.1%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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
Single-Family63848.7%67.3%$132,883$2,631,508
2-Family282.1%2.2%2,748$38,302
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

NamePopulation
in 2012
Percent of County
Beech Grove14,3401.6%
Clermont1,3770.1%
Crows Nest740.0%
Cumberland2,6300.3%*
Homecroft7330.1%
Indianapolis834,85290.9%
Lawrence46,7565.1%
Meridian Hills1,6410.2%
North Crows Nest460.0%
Rocky Ripple6150.1%
Southport1,7310.2%
Speedway11,9301.3%
Spring Hill990.0%
Warren Park1,5060.2%
Williams Creek4130.0%
Wynnedale2340.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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