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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 (2020 population: 887,756)

Population per Square Mile: 485.6

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,078129.1%6,484,050
Today (2020)2,091,019131.0%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,290,108132.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today10.7%2 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration5,8301 1,323
Net International Migration4,0631 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7,767156.5%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)134,35516.4%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)373,553117.9%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)180,87518.7%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)584,351127.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)516,503124.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)301,382114.4%16.5%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,09810.4%0.4%
Asian Alone80,59413.9%2.7%
Black Alone337,960116.2%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,29910.1%0.1%
White1,610,343177.0%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups52,72512.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,940,453192.8%92.6%
Hispanic150,56617.2%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (includes detail not shown below)776,6071100.0%100.0%
Married With Children151,900219.6%18.5%
Married Without Children210,449127.1%29.7%
Single Parents74,78819.6%9.3%
Living Alone234,180130.2%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)884,1531100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)860,3211100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)506,185158.8%61.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)270,422131.4%27.5%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 377,306133.9%1,112,460
Public347,998133.7%1,033,286

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 2019$56,3601115.8%$48,678
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20202,176132.7%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 2020210,532131.9%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020164,815132.5%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 15Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201726,570132.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 20171,349126.2%5,152
Deaths, 201717,382126.5%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,067,065132.2%3,319,010
Employed996,998132.3%3,082,982
Unemployed70,067129.7%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.61193.0%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate3.7992.5%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,382,816100.0%$91,299,505100.0%$66,024
Wage and Salary1,120,43681.0%$61,842,39267.7%$55,195
Farm Proprietors5,1150.4%$37,9180.0%$7,413
Nonfarm Proprietors257,26518.6%$15,860,16317.4%$61,649
Farm6,7310.5%$88,3630.1%$13,128
Nonfarm1,376,08599.5%$91,211,14299.9%$66,283
Private1,232,05689.1%$81,090,71288.8%$65,817
  Accommodation, Food Serv.98,747*7.1%*$2,481,835*2.7%*$25,133*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation29,472*2.1%*$1,074,246*1.2%*$36,450*
  Construction76,9865.6%$5,616,5186.2%$72,955
  Health Care, Social Serv.157,360*11.4%*$11,491,028*12.6%*$73,024*
  Information5,987*0.4%*$366,302*0.4%*$61,183*
  Manufacturing97,9297.1%$9,782,80110.7%$99,897
  Professional, Tech. Serv.95,9706.9%$8,256,5249.0%$86,032
  Retail Trade123,7809.0%$4,720,7295.2%$38,138
  Trans., Warehousing94,0196.8%$4,836,4695.3%$51,441
  Wholesale Trade50,650*3.7%*$4,756,135*5.2%*$93,902*
  Other Private (not above)379,900*27.5%*$26,150,834*28.6%*$68,836*
Government144,02910.4%$10,120,43011.1%$70,267

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 Filed10,998100.0%100.0%$2,827,791$5,872,297
Single-Family8,40576.4%76.2%$2,521,425$5,209,930
2-Family2061.9%2.5%$37,876$83,895
3- and 4-Family1481.3%0.8%$21,298$25,965
5+ Family2,23920.4%20.6%$247,192$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-Anderson, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2020
Percent of Region
Anderson54,6312.6%
Carmel101,6434.9%
Fishers97,0204.6%
Greenwood60,2792.9%
Indianapolis877,90342.0%
Lawrence49,5452.4%
Noblesville65,8353.1%
Plainfield36,2751.7%
Westfield46,1452.2%
Zionsville29,3401.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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