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Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN Combined Area

Counties include: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Decatur, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam, Shelby

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

Population per Square Mile: 334.9

Square Miles: 7,260.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)2,266,766135.0%6,484,061
Today (2018)2,431,361136.3%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,486,696136.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today7.3%2 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6,9431 3,555
Net International Migration4,7511 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10,271153.5%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)158,19816.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)429,498117.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)221,73019.1%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)658,874127.1%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)616,000125.3%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)347,061114.3%15.8%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,91510.4%0.4%
Asian Alone80,73013.3%2.5%
Black Alone336,714113.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,60910.1%0.1%
White1,948,621180.1%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups54,77212.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic2,274,430193.5%92.9%
Hispanic156,93116.5%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)908,0701100.0%100.0%
Married With Children176,470219.4%18.8%
Married Without Children252,485127.8%30.0%
Single Parents90,585110.0%9.6%
Living Alone264,749129.2%28.3%

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

HousingNumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)1,036,2311100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)1,012,4191100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)597,633159.0%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)310,437130.7%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 435,667139.0%1,117,590
Public411,399139.0%1,054,903

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$50,4601111.8%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20182,149135.6%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018225,813137.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019198,204138.5%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 10Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201730,900137.6%82,170
Births to Teens, 20171,679132.6%5,152
Deaths, 201721,666133.0%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,254,368137.1%3,381,713
Employed1,213,800137.2%3,265,580
Unemployed40,568134.9%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.2794.1%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate2.8896.6%2.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,532,302100.0%$94,949,811100.0%$61,965
Wage and Salary1,263,55482.5%$64,580,89268.0%$51,111
Farm Proprietors9,0760.6%$40,9740.0%$4,515
Nonfarm Proprietors259,67216.9%$15,584,22116.4%$60,015
Farm11,5940.8%$126,1450.1%$10,880
Nonfarm1,520,70899.2%$94,823,66699.9%$62,355
Private1,350,31088.1%$84,172,03888.6%$62,335
  Accommodation, Food Serv.111,9927.3%$2,643,9092.8%$23,608
  Arts, Ent., Recreation29,9732.0%$1,019,8251.1%$34,025
  Construction81,1775.3%$5,463,1145.8%$67,299
  Health Care, Social Serv.165,209*10.8%*$11,609,400*12.2%*$70,271*
  Information19,8631.3%$1,562,7521.6%$78,677
  Manufacturing142,6989.3%$12,726,86713.4%$89,187
  Professional, Tech. Serv.93,014*6.1%*$7,716,014*8.1%*$82,955*
  Retail Trade154,33910.1%$5,836,4956.1%$37,816
  Trans., Warehousing82,007*5.4%*$4,304,292*4.5%*$52,487*
  Wholesale Trade54,383*3.5%*$4,895,279*5.2%*$90,015*
  Other Private (not above)399,447*26.1%*$25,467,331*26.8%*$63,756*
Government170,39811.1%$10,651,62811.2%$62,510

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed9,510100.0%100.0%$2,379,675$4,879,857
Single-Family7,78181.8%76.4%$2,192,238$4,269,197
2-Family1181.2%2.0%$16,047$49,353
3- and 4-Family90.1%0.2%$848$6,163
5+ Family1,60216.8%21.4%$170,542$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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, IN Combined Area

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0372.3%
Carmel93,5103.8%
Columbus47,5432.0%
Fishers93,3623.8%
Greenwood58,7782.4%
Indianapolis867,12535.7%
Lawrence49,0462.0%
Muncie68,5292.8%
Noblesville63,1332.6%
Westfield41,5281.7%
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