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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 (2021 population: 891,342)

Population per Square Mile: 345.4

Square Miles: 7,260.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)2,266,763135.0%6,484,050
Today (2021)2,507,944136.8%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,675,044137.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today10.6%1 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration7,3861 14,280
Net International Migration2,4091 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)3,4061492.2%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)153,94916.1%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)446,836117.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)227,44119.1%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)687,733127.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)620,377124.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)371,608114.8%16.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone9,91210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone95,82813.8%2.7%
Black Alone359,723114.3%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,60310.1%0.1%
White1,978,712178.9%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups62,16612.5%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic2,332,117193.0%92.3%
Hispanic175,82717.0%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 10Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (includes detail not shown below)940,3991100.0%100.0%
Married With Children181,733219.3%18.3%
Married Without Children266,068128.3%29.8%
Single Parents86,89519.2%9.3%
Living Alone276,011129.4%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 2021 (estimate)1,072,9141100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)1,036,2381100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)624,407160.3%62.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)315,992130.5%27.4%

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

EducationNumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 441,475139.4%1,120,155
Public407,407139.3%1,036,519

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 2021$63,4891112.4%$56,497
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 2021/2022187,148138.9%481,568

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, 2021NumberRank of 10Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,268,168138.2%3,321,548
Employed1,224,697138.2%3,203,166
Unemployed43,471136.7%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.4494.4%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.6892.9%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,595,416100.0%$117,934,921100.0%$73,921
Wage and Salary1,285,75980.6%$78,235,53766.3%$60,848
Farm Proprietors8,7740.5%$475,5420.4%$54,199
Nonfarm Proprietors300,88318.9%$22,552,57619.1%$74,955
Farm10,9910.7%$551,9150.5%$50,215
Nonfarm1,584,42599.3%$117,383,00699.5%$74,086
Private1,413,94888.6%$104,947,83089.0%$74,223
  Accommodation, Food Serv.101,700*6.4%*$3,045,090*2.6%*$29,942*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation28,434*1.8%*$1,054,295*0.9%*$37,079*
  Construction92,8005.8%$7,145,0536.1%$76,994
  Health Care, Social Serv.175,491*11.0%*$13,858,062*11.8%*$78,967*
  Information16,874*1.1%*$1,524,450*1.3%*$90,343*
  Manufacturing140,2478.8%$14,155,97412.0%$100,936
  Professional, Tech. Serv.102,717*6.4%*$9,852,121*8.4%*$95,915*
  Retail Trade146,6949.2%$5,866,7335.0%$39,993
  Trans., Warehousing118,734*7.4%*$6,135,839*5.2%*$51,677*
  Wholesale Trade56,482*3.5%*$5,794,470*4.9%*$102,590*
  Other Private (not above)416,041*26.1%*$35,498,810*30.1%*$85,325*
Government170,47710.7%$12,435,17610.5%$72,943

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed14,203100.0%100.0%$3,980,216$7,583,249
Single-Family10,87876.6%74.4%$3,537,151$6,692,956
2-Family3442.4%2.4%$66,367$117,031
3- and 4-Family780.5%0.4%$22,014$30,324
5+ Family2,90320.4%22.7%$354,684$742,937

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 2021
Percent of Region
Anderson54,8172.2%
Carmel100,7774.0%
Columbus50,5692.0%
Fishers101,1714.0%
Greenwood64,9182.6%
Indianapolis882,03935.2%
Lawrence49,3572.0%
Muncie65,2922.6%
Noblesville70,9262.8%
Westfield50,6302.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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