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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 (2017 population: 872,680)

Population per Square Mile: 332.1

Square Miles: 7,260.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)2,266,768135.0%6,484,125
Today (2017)2,411,086136.2%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,486,696136.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.4%2 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6,6241 -976
Net International Migration5,3771 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11,298150.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)158,31416.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)428,217117.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)220,51619.1%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)650,802127.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)617,515125.6%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)335,722113.9%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,84110.4%0.4%
Asian Alone75,36213.1%2.4%
Black Alone330,369113.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,56410.1%0.1%
White1,942,162180.6%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups52,78812.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic2,257,500193.6%93.0%
Hispanic153,58616.4%7.0%

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 2017 (estimate)1,027,8291100.0%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 (2016/2017 Total Reported) 428,745138.6%1,110,866
Public404,768138.6%1,048,879

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 20172,445136.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017242,714137.0%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017186,861137.7%495,330

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, 201631,156137.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 20161,774133.5%5,294
Deaths, 201620,874132.9%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,231,601137.1%3,320,409
Employed1,190,750137.2%3,203,351
Unemployed40,851134.9%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3794.3%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.4794.4%3.6

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed9,727100.0%100.0%$2,312,696$4,583,500
Single-Family7,28674.9%74.2%$2,045,749$4,038,599
2-Family1581.6%2.0%$30,935$62,844
3- and 4-Family430.4%0.4%$7,579$13,000
5+ Family2,24023.0%23.4%$228,432$469,056

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 2017
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0762.3%
Carmel92,1983.8%
Columbus47,1432.0%
Fishers91,8323.8%
Greenwood57,3752.4%
Indianapolis863,00235.8%
Lawrence48,7042.0%
Muncie68,6252.8%
Noblesville61,8822.6%
Westfield39,4931.6%
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