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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: 872,680)

Population per Square Mile: 471.1

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,090129.1%6,484,125
Today (2017)2,028,614130.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,102,926130.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today7.4%2 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration7,7631 -976
Net International Migration4,6031 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10,688147.4%22,545

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 2016 (includes detail not shown below)749,7991100.0%100.0%
Married With Children149,076219.9%19.0%
Married Without Children203,171127.1%30.0%
Single Parents77,070110.3%9.7%
Living Alone218,832129.2%28.2%

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 2016 (includes vacant units)836,7821100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)484,920158.0%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)264,879131.7%27.8%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 369,077133.2%1,110,866
Public347,501133.1%1,048,879

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 2016$49,6811115.3%$43,097
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20171,971129.0%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017204,851131.2%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017158,936132.1%495,330

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, 201626,637132.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 20151,593127.1%5,876
Deaths, 201516,323126.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,040,806131.3%3,320,409
Employed1,006,461131.4%3,203,351
Unemployed34,345129.3%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3994.3%3.5
August 2018 Unemployment Rate3.5994.6%3.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,300,268100.0%$79,149,467100.0%$60,872
Wage and Salary1,068,82082.2%$53,937,73368.1%$50,465
Farm Proprietors5,2640.4%$189,3500.2%$35,971
Nonfarm Proprietors226,18417.4%$12,722,41216.1%$56,248
Farm6,5830.5%$236,6890.3%$35,955
Nonfarm1,293,68599.5%$78,912,77899.7%$60,998
Private1,155,10688.8%$69,953,49488.4%$60,560
  Accommodation, Food Serv.95,354*7.3%*$2,222,642*2.8%*$23,309*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation25,227*1.9%*$893,036*1.1%*$35,400*
  Construction67,8435.2%$4,478,2415.7%$66,009
  Health Care, Social Serv.145,465*11.2%*$9,884,462*12.5%*$67,951*
  Information6,357*0.5%*$373,783*0.5%*$58,799*
  Manufacturing93,5957.2%$8,697,05611.0%$92,922
  Professional, Tech. Serv.83,641*6.4%*$6,749,112*8.5%*$80,691*
  Retail Trade131,40110.1%$4,993,5256.3%$38,002
  Trans., Warehousing72,4955.6%$3,660,6134.6%$50,495
  Wholesale Trade50,941*3.9%*$4,334,015*5.5%*$85,079*
  Other Private (not above)356,366*27.4%*$21,806,716*27.6%*$61,192*
Government138,57910.7%$8,959,28411.3%$64,651

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%
Indianapolis863,00242.5%
Lawrence48,7042.4%
Noblesville61,8823.1%
Plainfield32,8651.6%
Westfield39,4931.9%
Zionsville26,7101.3%
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