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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 2018$52,1891110.7%$47,149
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
September 2019 Unemployment Rate2.6892.9%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,571,170100.0%$97,486,110100.0%$62,047
Wage and Salary1,280,64081.5%$67,472,40569.2%$52,686
Farm Proprietors8,9240.6%$247,0160.3%$27,680
Nonfarm Proprietors281,60617.9%$14,966,44715.4%$53,147
Farm11,9430.8%$355,1280.4%$29,735
Nonfarm1,559,22799.2%$97,130,98299.6%$62,294
Private1,387,35088.3%$86,111,32288.3%$62,069
  Accommodation, Food Serv.113,6147.2%$2,700,1442.8%$23,766
  Arts, Ent., Recreation31,8562.0%$1,042,9561.1%$32,740
  Construction83,1225.3%$5,588,9675.7%$67,238
  Health Care, Social Serv.170,634*10.9%*$11,891,457*12.2%*$69,690*
  Information18,767*1.2%*$1,455,643*1.5%*$77,564*
  Manufacturing143,2869.1%$13,293,36913.6%$92,775
  Professional, Tech. Serv.95,135*6.1%*$8,046,756*8.3%*$84,582*
  Retail Trade148,6119.5%$5,492,1895.6%$36,957
  Trans., Warehousing103,0846.6%$4,959,5445.1%$48,112
  Wholesale Trade53,616*3.4%*$4,968,086*5.1%*$92,661*
  Other Private (not above)406,821*25.9%*$25,615,093*26.3%*$62,964*
Government171,87710.9%$11,019,66011.3%$64,114

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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