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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, 2015NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)134,59216.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)364,661118.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)175,67818.8%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)548,042127.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)514,073125.8%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)251,771112.7%14.6%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,65410.4%0.4%
Asian Alone57,18712.9%2.1%
Black Alone304,942115.3%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,22010.1%0.1%
White1,574,719179.2%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups43,09512.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,860,149193.5%93.3%
Hispanic128,66816.5%6.7%

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 2015$48,2721115.1%$41,940
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
April 2017 Unemployment Rate2.51092.6%2.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,270,379100.0%$75,893,313100.0%$59,741
Wage and Salary1,043,74082.2%$51,611,62768.0%$49,449
Farm Proprietors5,2670.4%$6,0400.0%$1,147
Nonfarm Proprietors221,37217.4%$12,940,43817.1%$58,456
Farm6,5730.5%$54,8990.1%$8,352
Nonfarm1,263,80699.5%$75,838,41499.9%$60,008
Private1,126,36388.7%$67,155,02788.5%$59,621
  Accommodation, Food Serv.95,3617.5%$2,174,0832.9%$22,798
  Arts, Ent., Recreation26,0912.1%$906,3941.2%$34,740
  Construction65,5885.2%$4,106,4015.4%$62,609
  Health Care, Social Serv.139,697*11.0%*$9,187,452*12.1%*$65,767*
  Information19,639*1.5%*$1,480,850*2.0%*$75,404*
  Manufacturing93,9607.4%$8,886,79911.7%$94,581
  Professional, Tech. Serv.82,109*6.5%*$6,445,258*8.5%*$78,496*
  Retail Trade127,27110.0%$4,758,9496.3%$37,392
  Trans., Warehousing67,2345.3%$3,411,1804.5%$50,736
  Wholesale Trade48,721*3.8%*$4,044,444*5.3%*$83,012*
  Other Private (not above)350,235*27.6%*$21,265,691*28.0%*$60,718*
Government137,44310.8%$8,683,38711.4%$63,178

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed8,735100.0%100.0%$1,906,998$3,737,044
Single-Family5,17259.2%68.4%$1,327,545$2,929,210
2-Family1061.2%2.8%$17,328$54,124
3- and 4-Family981.1%1.6%$12,307$31,656
5+ Family3,35938.5%27.2%$549,818$722,054

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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