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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 (2019 population: 886,220)

Population per Square Mile: 481.7

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,075129.1%6,484,051
Today (2019)2,074,537130.8%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,290,108132.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.9%2 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6,1961 3,997
Net International Migration6,3941 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9,622151.9%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)136,13016.6%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)370,999117.9%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)180,52518.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)577,106127.8%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)517,881125.0%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)291,896114.1%16.1%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,69410.4%0.4%
Asian Alone75,65613.6%2.6%
Black Alone330,987116.0%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,25810.1%0.1%
White1,608,643177.5%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups50,29912.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,927,752192.9%92.7%
Hispanic146,78517.1%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (includes detail not shown below)767,3351100.0%100.0%
Married With Children150,778219.6%18.6%
Married Without Children207,999127.1%29.9%
Single Parents76,445110.0%9.5%
Living Alone226,705129.5%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)875,4161100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)852,9991100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)499,406158.5%61.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)267,929131.4%27.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 372,125133.5%1,111,333
Public351,714133.5%1,050,614

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 2019$56,3601115.8%$48,678
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20191,484128.3%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 2019181,300131.2%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020164,815132.5%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,072,212131.7%3,387,366
Employed1,039,895131.8%3,275,056
Unemployed32,317128.8%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.01190.9%3.3
October 2020 Unemployment Rate4.97102.1%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,382,816100.0%$91,299,505100.0%$66,024
Wage and Salary1,120,43681.0%$61,842,39267.7%$55,195
Farm Proprietors5,1150.4%$37,9180.0%$7,413
Nonfarm Proprietors257,26518.6%$15,860,16317.4%$61,649
Farm6,7310.5%$88,3630.1%$13,128
Nonfarm1,376,08599.5%$91,211,14299.9%$66,283
Private1,232,05689.1%$81,090,71288.8%$65,817
  Accommodation, Food Serv.98,747*7.1%*$2,481,835*2.7%*$25,133*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation29,472*2.1%*$1,074,246*1.2%*$36,450*
  Construction76,9865.6%$5,616,5186.2%$72,955
  Health Care, Social Serv.157,360*11.4%*$11,491,028*12.6%*$73,024*
  Information5,987*0.4%*$366,302*0.4%*$61,183*
  Manufacturing97,9297.1%$9,782,80110.7%$99,897
  Professional, Tech. Serv.95,9706.9%$8,256,5249.0%$86,032
  Retail Trade123,7809.0%$4,720,7295.2%$38,138
  Trans., Warehousing94,0196.8%$4,836,4695.3%$51,441
  Wholesale Trade50,650*3.7%*$4,756,135*5.2%*$93,902*
  Other Private (not above)379,900*27.5%*$26,150,834*28.6%*$68,836*
Government144,02910.4%$10,120,43011.1%$70,267

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed9,721100.0%100.0%$2,414,470$4,988,366
Single-Family7,12073.2%73.1%$2,069,278$4,298,385
2-Family1221.3%1.6%$21,443$48,202
3- and 4-Family800.8%0.7%$17,389$26,551
5+ Family2,39924.7%24.6%$306,360$615,228

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 2019
Percent of Region
Anderson54,7652.6%
Carmel101,0684.9%
Fishers95,3104.6%
Greenwood59,4582.9%
Indianapolis876,38442.2%
Lawrence49,4622.4%
Noblesville64,6683.1%
Plainfield35,2871.7%
Westfield43,6492.1%
Zionsville28,3571.4%
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