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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)2,473,639136.5%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,675,044137.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.1%2 4.7%

*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 14,280
Net International Migration4,6761 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7,85111,134.5%692

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 2020$58,2641112.2%$51,926
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20212,401137.2%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 2021240,364137.8%636,675
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, 201930,273137.4%80,859
Births to Teens, 20171,679132.6%5,152
Deaths, 201921,683132.9%66,005

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
November 2021 Unemployment Rate2.0495.2%2.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,520,664100.0%$107,529,936100.0%$70,712
Wage and Salary1,245,62081.9%$72,158,81567.1%$57,930
Farm Proprietors8,8300.6%$436,0740.4%$49,386
Nonfarm Proprietors266,21417.5%$18,969,10517.6%$71,255
Farm11,2240.7%$518,2670.5%$46,175
Nonfarm1,509,44099.3%$107,011,66999.5%$70,895
Private1,337,07587.9%$94,907,63888.3%$70,982
  Accommodation, Food Serv.95,3016.3%$2,417,9822.2%$25,372
  Arts, Ent., Recreation25,9141.7%$960,3550.9%$37,059
  Construction86,4735.7%$6,701,4896.2%$77,498
  Health Care, Social Serv.170,811*11.2%*$12,868,167*12.0%*$75,336*
  Information16,618*1.1%*$1,372,751*1.3%*$82,606*
  Manufacturing137,1439.0%$13,672,99612.7%$99,699
  Professional, Tech. Serv.101,092*6.6%*$9,221,577*8.6%*$91,220*
  Retail Trade139,3249.2%$5,345,7195.0%$38,369
  Trans., Warehousing104,553*6.9%*$5,455,904*5.1%*$52,183*
  Wholesale Trade53,247*3.5%*$5,209,272*4.8%*$97,832*
  Other Private (not above)392,291*25.8%*$30,760,221*28.6%*$78,412*
Government172,36511.3%$12,104,03111.3%$70,223

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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