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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 (2020 population: 887,756)

Population per Square Mile: 485.6

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,078129.1%6,484,050
Today (2020)2,091,019130.8%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,290,108132.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today10.7%2 4.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration5,8301 14,280
Net International Migration4,0631 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7,76711,122.4%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)134,35516.4%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)373,553117.9%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)180,87518.7%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)584,351127.9%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)516,503124.7%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)301,382114.4%16.5%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,09810.4%0.4%
Asian Alone80,59413.9%2.7%
Black Alone337,960116.2%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,29910.1%0.1%
White1,610,343177.0%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups52,72512.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,940,453192.8%92.6%
Hispanic150,56617.2%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (includes detail not shown below)776,6071100.0%100.0%
Married With Children151,900219.6%18.5%
Married Without Children210,449127.1%29.7%
Single Parents74,78819.6%9.3%
Living Alone234,180130.2%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)884,1531100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)860,3211100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)506,185158.8%61.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)270,422131.4%27.5%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 377,306133.9%1,112,460
Public347,998133.7%1,033,286

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 2020$60,4311116.4%$51,926
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20212,085132.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 2021204,801132.2%636,675
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, 201926,042132.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 20171,349126.2%5,152
Deaths, 201917,364126.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,067,065132.2%3,319,010
Employed996,998132.3%3,082,982
Unemployed70,067129.7%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.61193.0%7.1
November 2021 Unemployment Rate2.0795.2%2.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,315,146100.0%$95,620,659100.0%$72,707
Wage and Salary1,072,77181.6%$63,476,98966.4%$59,171
Farm Proprietors5,0690.4%$223,8230.2%$44,155
Nonfarm Proprietors237,30618.0%$18,101,35418.9%$76,279
Farm6,5250.5%$270,9590.3%$41,526
Nonfarm1,308,62199.5%$95,349,70099.7%$72,863
Private1,165,43688.6%$84,965,45088.9%$72,904
  Accommodation, Food Serv.82,3336.3%$2,134,6032.2%$25,926
  Arts, Ent., Recreation23,7141.8%$932,9141.0%$39,340
  Construction76,8445.8%$6,138,8966.4%$79,888
  Health Care, Social Serv.155,37911.8%$11,863,18012.4%$76,350
  Information15,336*1.2%*$1,302,903*1.4%*$84,957*
  Manufacturing93,0997.1%$9,934,61110.4%$106,710
  Professional, Tech. Serv.94,581*7.2%*$8,818,785*9.2%*$93,241*
  Retail Trade118,2639.0%$4,633,4344.8%$39,179
  Trans., Warehousing96,6107.3%$4,968,7135.2%$51,431
  Wholesale Trade47,862*3.6%*$4,691,018*4.9%*$98,011*
  Other Private (not above)356,226*27.1%*$29,130,513*30.5%*$81,775*
Government143,18510.9%$10,384,25010.9%$72,523

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed10,998100.0%100.0%$2,827,791$5,872,297
Single-Family8,40576.4%76.2%$2,521,425$5,209,930
2-Family2061.9%2.5%$37,876$83,895
3- and 4-Family1481.3%0.8%$21,298$25,965
5+ Family2,23920.4%20.6%$247,192$552,508

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 2020
Percent of Region
Anderson54,6312.6%
Carmel101,6434.9%
Fishers97,0204.6%
Greenwood60,2792.9%
Indianapolis877,90342.0%
Lawrence49,5452.4%
Noblesville65,8353.1%
Plainfield36,2751.7%
Westfield46,1452.2%
Zionsville29,3401.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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