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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 (2015 population: 862,781)

Population per Square Mile: 461.8

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,082129.1%6,484,229
Today (2015)1,988,817130.0%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,102,926130.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.3%3 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9701 -14,881
Net International Migration5,1621 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11,448145.3%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)134,28016.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)362,710118.4%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)175,79818.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)544,577127.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)510,197125.9%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)243,712112.4%14.3%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,64210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone53,09012.7%2.0%
Black Alone300,191115.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,26310.1%0.1%
White1,567,566179.5%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups41,52212.1%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,845,899193.6%93.4%
Hispanic125,37516.4%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (includes detail not shown below)734,9341100.0%100.0%
Married With Children149,765220.4%19.4%
Married Without Children200,613127.3%30.1%
Single Parents78,596110.7%9.9%
Living Alone208,840128.4%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)842,4321100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)826,0671100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)484,053158.6%61.6%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)250,881130.4%27.1%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 367,502132.5%1,130,285
Public337,235132.2%1,045,779

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 2014$44,0171111.2%$39,578
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20152,544130.5%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 2015255,430131.5%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2014158,761130.9%514,128

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, 201426,737131.8%84,080
Births to Teens, 20141,703127.1%6,277
Deaths, 201415,743125.9%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,008,205130.9%3,265,761
Employed962,807131.0%3,109,217
Unemployed45,398129.0%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate4.5993.8%4.8
April 2016 Unemployment Rate4.5993.8%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,233,169100.0%$67,939,701100.0%$55,094
Wage and Salary1,019,32382.7%$48,959,61572.1%$48,032
Farm Proprietors5,3230.4%$336,4160.5%$63,200
Nonfarm Proprietors208,52316.9%$7,359,59710.8%$35,294
Farm6,7640.5%$394,5270.6%$58,327
Nonfarm1,226,40599.5%$67,545,17499.4%$55,076
Private1,089,77288.4%$59,260,25487.2%$54,379
  Accommodation, Food Serv.89,840*7.3%*$1,953,666*2.9%*$21,746*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation24,691*2.0%*$891,857*1.3%*$36,121*
  Construction64,1285.2%$4,243,0146.2%$66,165
  Health Care, Social Serv.137,181*11.1%*$8,601,497*12.7%*$62,702*
  Information19,353*1.6%*$1,475,699*2.2%*$76,252*
  Manufacturing92,9417.5%$8,753,77012.9%$94,186
  Professional, Tech. Serv.78,706*6.4%*$5,952,287*8.8%*$75,627*
  Retail Trade123,27310.0%$4,081,3096.0%$33,108
  Trans., Warehousing65,5635.3%$3,263,9344.8%$49,783
  Wholesale Trade46,538*3.8%*$3,844,176*5.7%*$82,603*
  Other Private (not above)335,113*27.2%*$15,593,255*23.0%*$46,531*
Government136,63311.1%$8,284,92012.2%$60,636

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 2015
Percent of Region
Anderson55,3052.8%
Carmel88,7134.5%
Fishers88,6584.5%
Greenwood55,5862.8%
Indianapolis853,17342.9%
Lawrence47,8092.4%
Noblesville59,0933.0%
Plainfield30,5901.5%
Westfield36,7381.8%
Zionsville26,2961.3%
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