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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 (2018 population: 876,862)

Population per Square Mile: 475.7

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,085129.1%6,484,061
Today (2018)2,048,703130.6%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,102,926130.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today8.5%2 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8,2691 3,555
Net International Migration3,9991 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9,774150.9%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)135,94616.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)368,576118.0%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)177,37118.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)567,269127.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)517,889125.3%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)281,652113.7%15.8%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,63710.4%0.4%
Asian Alone70,59813.4%2.5%
Black Alone323,858115.8%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,34810.1%0.1%
White1,596,965178.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups48,29712.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,907,730193.1%92.9%
Hispanic140,97316.9%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)759,5491100.0%100.0%
Married With Children150,451219.8%18.8%
Married Without Children205,685127.1%30.0%
Single Parents77,041110.1%9.6%
Living Alone223,498129.4%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)867,9361100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)845,6561100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)494,391158.5%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)265,158131.4%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 376,293133.7%1,117,590
Public354,609133.6%1,054,903

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 2018$54,1791114.9%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20181,747129.0%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018191,072131.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019169,384132.9%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,061,803131.4%3,381,713
Employed1,027,563131.5%3,265,580
Unemployed34,240129.5%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.2994.1%3.4
September 2019 Unemployment Rate2.6992.9%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,355,155100.0%$86,077,521100.0%$63,519
Wage and Salary1,099,47781.1%$59,004,97168.5%$53,666
Farm Proprietors5,1130.4%$157,1460.2%$30,735
Nonfarm Proprietors250,56518.5%$14,146,71716.4%$56,459
Farm6,9520.5%$219,2810.3%$31,542
Nonfarm1,348,20399.5%$85,858,24099.7%$63,683
Private1,206,02089.0%$76,435,95388.8%$63,379
  Accommodation, Food Serv.99,0757.3%$2,403,9642.8%$24,264
  Arts, Ent., Recreation29,2552.2%$1,012,8051.2%$34,620
  Construction73,4815.4%$5,077,2095.9%$69,096
  Health Care, Social Serv.153,160*11.3%*$10,936,988*12.7%*$71,409*
  Information17,340*1.3%*$1,387,085*1.6%*$79,993*
  Manufacturing95,9407.1%$9,324,06310.8%$97,186
  Professional, Tech. Serv.88,280*6.5%*$7,666,025*8.9%*$86,838*
  Retail Trade125,8549.3%$4,826,5295.6%$38,350
  Trans., Warehousing94,2887.0%$4,477,7905.2%$47,491
  Wholesale Trade48,568*3.6%*$4,556,277*5.3%*$93,812*
  Other Private (not above)368,303*27.2%*$24,060,278*28.0%*$65,327*
Government142,18310.5%$9,422,28710.9%$66,269

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed8,894100.0%100.0%$2,279,674$4,879,857
Single-Family7,29182.0%76.4%$2,102,958$4,269,197
2-Family1181.3%2.0%$16,047$49,353
3- and 4-Family90.1%0.2%$848$6,163
5+ Family1,47616.6%21.4%$159,821$555,144

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 2018
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0372.7%
Carmel93,5104.6%
Fishers93,3624.6%
Greenwood58,7782.9%
Indianapolis867,12542.3%
Lawrence49,0462.4%
Noblesville63,1333.1%
Plainfield34,3861.7%
Westfield41,5282.0%
Zionsville27,1531.3%
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