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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

Counties include: Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, Shelby

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2014 population: 858,325)

Population per Square Mile: 457.8

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,887,877129.1%6,483,797
Today (2014)1,971,274129.9%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,102,926130.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.4%3 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,2341 -7,849
Net International Migration4,3701 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11,430145.7%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)134,28016.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)362,710118.4%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)175,79818.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)544,577127.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)510,197125.9%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)243,712112.4%14.3%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,64210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone53,09012.7%2.0%
Black Alone300,191115.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,26310.1%0.1%
White1,567,566179.5%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups41,52212.1%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,845,899193.6%93.4%
Hispanic125,37516.4%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (includes detail not shown below)728,2021100.0%100.0%
Married With Children150,926220.7%19.8%
Married Without Children199,172127.4%30.1%
Single Parents78,360110.8%9.8%
Living Alone206,342128.3%27.7%

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

HousingNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2014 (estimate)835,9581100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)820,8681100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)484,061159.0%62.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)244,141129.7%26.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 353,878131.7%1,115,499
Public328,329131.6%1,039,411

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2013$42,5422110.1%$38,622
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20133,986134.0%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 2013285,190130.9%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2013153,745130.2%509,427

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 15Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201326,506131.9%83,115
Births to Teens, 20131,880127.6%6,810
Deaths, 201315,726126.0%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force993,216130.7%3,230,540
Employed936,347130.8%3,035,581
Unemployed56,869129.2%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate5.7995.0%6.0
May 2015 Unemployment Rate4.51093.8%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,212,785100.0%$65,923,492100.0%$54,357
Wage and Salary1,001,77482.6%$47,384,46371.9%$47,301
Farm Proprietors5,4100.4%$566,5770.9%$104,728
Nonfarm Proprietors205,60117.0%$7,185,20310.9%$34,947
Farm6,9330.6%$639,4161.0%$92,228
Nonfarm1,205,85299.4%$65,284,07699.0%$54,139
Private1,069,40188.2%$56,937,76486.4%$53,243
  Accommodation, Food Serv.89,6287.4%$1,868,6292.8%$20,849
  Arts, Ent., Recreation26,2302.2%$904,2321.4%$34,473
  Construction63,8005.3%$4,285,3876.5%$67,169
  Health Care, Social Serv.135,991*11.2%*$8,375,587*12.7%*$61,589*
  Information14,939*1.2%*$1,157,807*1.8%*$77,502*
  Manufacturing91,0207.5%$8,446,73812.8%$92,801
  Professional, Tech. Serv.75,320*6.2%*$5,886,314*8.9%*$78,151*
  Retail Trade120,4919.9%$3,909,5895.9%$32,447
  Trans., Warehousing63,6265.2%$3,166,4524.8%$49,767
  Wholesale Trade46,563*3.8%*$3,628,942*5.5%*$77,936*
  Other Private (not above)324,344*26.7%*$14,339,530*21.8%*$44,211*
Government136,45111.3%$8,346,31212.7%$61,167

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed8,006100.0%100.0%$1,498,509$3,222,176
Single-Family4,96562.0%68.1%$1,229,885$2,748,532
2-Family1101.4%2.0%$15,085$40,304
3- and 4-Family1411.8%1.1%$10,737$18,185
5+ Family2,79034.8%28.7%$242,802$415,155

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-Anderson, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2014
Percent of Region
Anderson55,4552.8%
Carmel86,6824.4%
Fishers86,3254.4%
Greenwood54,4912.8%
Indianapolis848,78843.1%
Lawrence47,5502.4%
Noblesville57,5842.9%
Plainfield30,4091.5%
Westfield35,2971.8%
Zionsville25,7341.3%
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