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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 (2013 population: 852,934)

Population per Square Mile: 477.7

Square Miles: 3,854.4

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,756,241127.1%6,483,797
Today (2014)1,841,205127.9%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*1,973,234128.8%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today4.8%2 1.7%

*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 -1,515
Net International Migration3,9951 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)12,093147.9%25,233

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 2013 (includes detail not shown below)677,5651100.0%100.0%
Married With Children142,652121.1%19.8%
Married Without Children183,527127.1%30.1%
Single Parents73,259110.8%9.8%
Living Alone190,927128.2%27.7%

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 2013 (includes vacant units)761,9801100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)448,663158.9%62.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)228,902130.0%26.6%

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 2013$43,2851112.1%$38,622
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, 201314,183123.5%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank of 16Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force921,946128.9%3,191,866
Employed858,566129.1%2,947,114
Unemployed63,380125.9%244,752
Annual Unemployment Rate6.91289.6%7.7
January 2015 Unemployment Rate6.11191.0%6.7

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 work1,162,386100.0%$63,878,043100.0%$54,954
Wage and Salary960,68182.6%$45,939,45471.9%$47,820
Farm Proprietors4,7140.4%$514,3500.8%$109,111
Nonfarm Proprietors196,99116.9%$6,996,16911.0%$35,515
Farm6,0120.5%$577,9440.9%$96,132
Nonfarm1,156,37499.5%$63,300,09999.1%$54,740
Private1,026,41188.3%$55,289,13786.6%$53,866
  Accommodation, Food Serv.85,2787.3%$1,794,8462.8%$21,047
  Arts, Ent., Recreation24,4582.1%$849,7051.3%$34,741
  Construction61,3735.3%$4,185,7376.6%$68,202
  Health Care, Social Serv.128,965*11.1%*$8,045,628*12.6%*$62,386*
  Information14,283*1.2%*$1,128,429*1.8%*$79,005*
  Manufacturing86,8457.5%$8,146,22512.8%$93,802
  Professional, Tech. Serv.73,807*6.3%*$5,830,386*9.1%*$78,995*
  Retail Trade114,5969.9%$3,762,0905.9%$32,829
  Trans., Warehousing61,5715.3%$3,043,8114.8%$49,436
  Wholesale Trade46,563*4.0%*$3,628,942*5.7%*$77,936*
  Other Private (not above)312,968*26.9%*$14,001,953*21.9%*$44,739*
Government129,96311.2%$8,010,96212.5%$61,640

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 2013
Percent of Region
Carmel85,9274.7%
Fishers83,8914.6%
Franklin24,1941.3%
Greenwood53,6652.9%
Indianapolis843,39346.3%
Lawrence47,1352.6%
Noblesville56,5403.1%
Plainfield30,0971.7%
Westfield33,3821.8%
Zionsville25,1151.4%
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