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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 (2016 population: 864,771)

Population per Square Mile: 465.4

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,082129.1%6,484,136
Today (2016)2,004,230130.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,102,926130.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.2%2 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,5091 -12,135
Net International Migration4,4411 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10,461146.8%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)135,65916.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)365,122118.2%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)175,98018.8%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)551,208127.5%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)515,972125.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)260,289113.0%14.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,61010.4%0.4%
Asian Alone61,33213.1%2.2%
Black Alone311,102115.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,28810.1%0.1%
White1,578,152178.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups44,74612.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,872,273193.4%93.2%
Hispanic131,95716.6%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (includes detail not shown below)741,8171100.0%100.0%
Married With Children149,509220.2%19.2%
Married Without Children201,117127.1%30.0%
Single Parents78,714110.6%9.8%
Living Alone214,725128.9%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)849,9461100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)812,8611100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)483,243159.4%61.9%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)258,574131.8%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 20162,169128.8%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 2016223,515130.9%722,928
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, 201526,838131.9%84,008
Births to Teens, 20151,593127.1%5,876
Deaths, 201516,323126.0%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,037,189131.2%3,326,893
Employed995,254131.3%3,179,806
Unemployed41,935128.5%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.01190.9%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate3.4994.4%3.6

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed7,773100.0%100.0%$1,852,766$3,875,847
Single-Family5,82875.0%75.2%$1,627,021$3,417,822
2-Family2242.9%3.1%$28,813$64,063
3- and 4-Family901.2%0.9%$11,970$21,320
5+ Family1,63121.0%20.9%$184,962$372,642

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 2016
Percent of Region
Anderson55,1302.8%
Carmel91,0654.5%
Fishers90,1274.5%
Greenwood56,5452.8%
Indianapolis855,16442.7%
Lawrence47,8662.4%
Noblesville60,1833.0%
Plainfield31,4091.6%
Westfield37,2211.9%
Zionsville26,7841.3%
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