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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 (2020 population: 887,756)

Population per Square Mile: 340.7

Square Miles: 7,260.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)2,266,763135.0%6,484,050
Today (2020)2,473,639136.6%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,675,044137.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.1%2 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration5,2891 1,323
Net International Migration4,6761 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7,851157.1%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)156,11916.3%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)434,122117.5%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)224,42419.1%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)676,760127.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)612,965124.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)369,249114.9%16.5%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone9,56210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone91,44613.7%2.7%
Black Alone351,204114.2%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,59010.1%0.1%
White1,960,312179.2%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups59,52512.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic2,305,615193.2%92.6%
Hispanic168,02416.8%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (includes detail not shown below)925,6691100.0%100.0%
Married With Children178,043219.2%18.5%
Married Without Children256,575127.7%29.7%
Single Parents87,82319.5%9.3%
Living Alone275,813129.8%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)1,053,3721100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)1,028,0711100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)610,018159.3%61.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)315,651130.7%27.5%

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

EducationNumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 436,159139.2%1,112,460
Public404,013139.1%1,033,286

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 2019$54,2991111.5%$48,678
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20202,530138.0%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 2020246,309137.4%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020192,887138.0%507,739

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, 2020NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,255,313137.8%3,319,010
Employed1,172,388138.0%3,082,982
Unemployed82,925135.1%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.6893.0%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate3.7592.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,599,464100.0%$103,048,004100.0%$64,427
Wage and Salary1,302,06781.4%$70,618,01168.5%$54,235
Farm Proprietors8,9140.6%$99,7820.1%$11,194
Nonfarm Proprietors288,48318.0%$16,642,46116.2%$57,690
Farm11,5690.7%$187,6410.2%$16,219
Nonfarm1,587,89599.3%$102,860,36399.8%$64,778
Private1,414,38088.4%$91,035,00588.3%$64,364
  Accommodation, Food Serv.113,436*7.1%*$2,788,923*2.7%*$24,586*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation31,986*2.0%*$1,103,687*1.1%*$34,505*
  Construction86,7995.4%$6,152,1506.0%$70,878
  Health Care, Social Serv.173,341*10.8%*$12,421,023*12.1%*$71,657*
  Information7,373*0.5%*$433,446*0.4%*$58,788*
  Manufacturing145,2529.1%$13,766,93213.4%$94,780
  Professional, Tech. Serv.102,833*6.4%*$8,685,477*8.4%*$84,462*
  Retail Trade145,9579.1%$5,409,6695.2%$37,063
  Trans., Warehousing101,929*6.4%*$5,311,989*5.2%*$52,115*
  Wholesale Trade56,124*3.5%*$5,206,836*5.1%*$92,774*
  Other Private (not above)419,370*26.2%*$27,756,262*26.9%*$66,186*
Government173,51510.8%$11,825,35811.5%$68,152

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed11,825100.0%100.0%$2,995,532$5,872,297
Single-Family9,06876.7%76.2%$2,666,440$5,209,930
2-Family2161.8%2.5%$39,026$83,895
3- and 4-Family1481.3%0.8%$21,298$25,965
5+ Family2,39320.2%20.6%$268,768$552,508

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 2020
Percent of Region
Anderson54,6312.2%
Carmel101,6434.1%
Columbus48,4452.0%
Fishers97,0203.9%
Greenwood60,2792.4%
Indianapolis877,90335.5%
Lawrence49,5452.0%
Muncie67,5232.7%
Noblesville65,8352.7%
Westfield46,1451.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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