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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 (2017 population: 871,550)

Population per Square Mile: 475.7

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,085129.1%6,484,061
Today (2018)2,048,703130.6%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,102,926130.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today8.5%2 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8,2691 3,555
Net International Migration3,9991 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9,774150.9%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)135,86016.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)367,233118.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)176,32318.7%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)559,161127.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)518,509125.6%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)271,528113.4%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,56810.4%0.4%
Asian Alone65,88513.2%2.4%
Black Alone317,549115.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,31010.1%0.1%
White1,589,839178.4%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups46,46312.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,890,476193.2%93.0%
Hispanic138,13816.8%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)759,5491100.0%100.0%
Married With Children150,451219.8%18.8%
Married Without Children205,685127.1%30.0%
Single Parents77,041110.1%9.6%
Living Alone223,498129.4%28.3%

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 2017 (estimate)860,0101100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)845,6561100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)494,391158.5%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)265,158131.4%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 376,293133.7%1,117,590
Public354,609133.6%1,054,903

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 2017$52,4571116.2%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20181,747129.0%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018191,072131.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019169,384132.9%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,061,803131.4%3,381,713
Employed1,027,563131.5%3,265,580
Unemployed34,240129.5%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.2994.1%3.4
April 2019 Unemployment Rate2.8990.3%3.1

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 work1,318,788100.0%$84,099,586100.0%$63,770
Wage and Salary1,083,89982.2%$56,572,20467.3%$52,193
Farm Proprietors5,1980.4%$33,9720.0%$6,536
Nonfarm Proprietors229,69117.4%$14,780,01917.6%$64,347
Farm6,7320.5%$82,9170.1%$12,317
Nonfarm1,312,05699.5%$84,016,66999.9%$64,034
Private1,171,55488.8%$74,928,86689.1%$63,957
  Accommodation, Food Serv.97,6177.4%$2,358,5972.8%$24,162
  Arts, Ent., Recreation27,4882.1%$988,2001.2%$35,950
  Construction71,8765.5%$4,977,2495.9%$69,248
  Health Care, Social Serv.148,924*11.3%*$10,696,680*12.7%*$71,826*
  Information18,4941.4%$1,497,8651.8%$80,992
  Manufacturing96,4277.3%$9,054,45010.8%$93,900
  Professional, Tech. Serv.86,706*6.6%*$7,362,452*8.8%*$84,913*
  Retail Trade131,71010.0%$5,187,1226.2%$39,383
  Trans., Warehousing74,2975.6%$3,868,0914.6%$52,063
  Wholesale Trade48,978*3.7%*$4,472,569*5.3%*$91,318*
  Other Private (not above)360,618*27.3%*$23,964,566*28.5%*$66,454*
Government140,50210.7%$9,087,80310.8%$64,681

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 Filed9,079100.0%100.0%$2,190,102$4,583,500
Single-Family6,75574.4%74.2%$1,933,414$4,038,599
2-Family1541.7%2.0%$30,560$62,844
3- and 4-Family430.5%0.4%$7,579$13,000
5+ Family2,12723.4%23.4%$218,549$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-Anderson, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0762.7%
Carmel92,1984.5%
Fishers91,8324.5%
Greenwood57,3752.8%
Indianapolis863,00242.6%
Lawrence48,7042.4%
Noblesville61,8823.1%
Plainfield32,8651.6%
Westfield39,4931.9%
Zionsville26,7101.3%
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