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Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metro Area

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

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2012 population: 844,130)

Population per Square Mile: 473.1

Square Miles: 3,854.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,756,241127.1%6,483,797
Today (2013)1,823,479127.8%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*1,973,234128.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today3.8%1 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8,8381 -1,179
Net International Migration3,9951 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)12,093146.5%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)127,57217.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)339,851118.6%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)162,13318.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)509,068127.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)471,536125.9%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)213,319111.7%13.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,11210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone48,84012.7%1.9%
Black Alone284,413115.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,16610.1%0.1%
White1,444,130179.2%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups37,81812.1%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,705,241193.5%93.6%
Hispanic118,23816.5%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (includes detail not shown below)673,7181100.0%100.0%
Married With Children144,403121.4%20.2%
Married Without Children183,130127.2%30.1%
Single Parents71,849110.7%9.8%
Living Alone189,873128.2%27.6%

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

HousingNumberRank of 16Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2013 (estimate)768,8221100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)758,4831100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)451,730159.6%62.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)221,988129.3%26.1%

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

EducationNumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 334,638130.0%1,115,499
Public309,631129.8%1,039,411

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2012$43,0841113.0%$38,119
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20133,674131.4%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 2013262,291128.4%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2013143,311128.1%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 16Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201224,929129.9%83,250
Births to Teens, 20121,886125.4%7,431
Deaths, 201213,906123.5%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force921,946129.0%3,179,935
Employed858,566129.2%2,940,897
Unemployed63,380126.5%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate6.91292.0%7.5
September 2014 Unemployment Rate4.81194.1%5.1

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$61,853,026100.0%
Wage and Salary$44,344,81871.7%
Farm Proprietors$156,2770.3%
Nonfarm Proprietors$6,621,64210.7%
Farm$205,5280.3%
Nonfarm$61,647,49899.7%
Private$53,717,34786.8%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$1,748,512*2.8%*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$726,516*1.2%*
  Construction$3,941,194*6.4%*
  Health Care, Social Serv.$7,927,957*12.8%*
  Information$79,945*0.1%*
  Manufacturing$8,265,635*13.4%*
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$5,522,203*8.9%*
  Retail Trade$3,724,2856.0%
  Trans., Warehousing$2,842,6074.6%
  Wholesale Trade$3,549,768*5.7%*
  Other Private (not above)$12,062,267*19.5%*
Government$7,930,15112.8%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed8,151100.0%100.0%$1,387,133$3,065,788
Single-Family5,01461.5%67.3%$1,151,503$2,631,508
2-Family1842.3%2.2%$17,466$38,302
3- and 4-Family730.9%0.9%$6,292$13,598
5+ Family2,88035.3%29.6%$211,872$382,380

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, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2012
Percent of Region
Carmel83,5654.6%
Fishers81,8334.5%
Franklin23,9531.3%
Greenwood52,6522.9%
Indianapolis834,85246.4%
Lawrence46,7562.6%
Noblesville55,0753.1%
Plainfield29,1541.6%
Westfield32,0701.8%
Zionsville24,1591.3%
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