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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 (2021 population: 891,342)

Population per Square Mile: 493.9

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,888,078129.1%6,484,050
Today (2021)2,126,804131.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,290,108132.1%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today12.6%1 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6,7321 14,280
Net International Migration2,1221 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)4,3071622.4%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)132,65416.2%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)385,391118.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)184,08418.7%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)595,281128.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)524,173124.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)305,221114.4%16.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,37310.4%0.4%
Asian Alone85,32814.0%2.7%
Black Alone346,465116.3%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,29710.1%0.1%
White1,630,249176.7%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups55,09212.6%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,969,092192.6%92.3%
Hispanic157,71217.4%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (includes detail not shown below)790,0501100.0%100.0%
Married With Children155,821119.7%18.3%
Married Without Children220,064127.9%29.8%
Single Parents73,59019.3%9.3%
Living Alone233,398129.5%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 2021 (estimate)905,7401100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)868,0451100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)518,933159.8%62.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)271,117131.2%27.4%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 382,086134.1%1,120,155
Public351,079133.9%1,036,519

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 2021$65,8051116.5%$56,497
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 2021/2022160,509133.3%481,568

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, 2021NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,082,050132.6%3,321,548
Employed1,044,615132.6%3,203,166
Unemployed37,435131.6%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.5797.2%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.61192.9%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,384,606100.0%$105,433,050100.0%$76,147
Wage and Salary1,110,84980.2%$69,060,28965.5%$62,169
Farm Proprietors5,0360.4%$235,6560.2%$46,794
Nonfarm Proprietors268,72119.4%$21,653,54220.5%$80,580
Farm6,3840.5%$279,4840.3%$43,779
Nonfarm1,378,22299.5%$105,153,56699.7%$76,297
Private1,236,31389.3%$94,480,31089.6%$76,421
  Accommodation, Food Serv.87,675*6.3%*$2,694,763*2.6%*$30,736*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation26,046*1.9%*$1,020,714*1.0%*$39,189*
  Construction82,4386.0%$6,546,3586.2%$79,409
  Health Care, Social Serv.160,00811.6%$12,798,06812.1%$79,984
  Information15,637*1.1%*$1,445,869*1.4%*$92,465*
  Manufacturing95,4636.9%$10,290,7009.8%$107,798
  Professional, Tech. Serv.96,738*7.0%*$9,471,926*9.0%*$97,913*
  Retail Trade124,7269.0%$5,097,7454.8%$40,872
  Trans., Warehousing109,9387.9%$5,646,8135.4%$51,364
  Wholesale Trade50,940*3.7%*$5,194,144*4.9%*$101,966*
  Other Private (not above)378,746*27.4%*$33,784,335*32.0%*$89,201*
Government141,90910.2%$10,673,25610.1%$75,212

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed13,451100.0%100.0%$3,799,650$7,583,249
Single-Family10,15975.5%74.4%$3,366,464$6,692,956
2-Family3342.5%2.4%$64,087$117,031
3- and 4-Family780.6%0.4%$22,014$30,324
5+ Family2,88021.4%22.7%$347,085$742,937

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 2021
Percent of Region
Anderson54,8172.6%
Carmel100,7774.7%
Fishers101,1714.8%
Greenwood64,9183.1%
Indianapolis882,03941.5%
Lawrence49,3572.3%
Noblesville70,9263.3%
Plainfield35,5921.7%
Westfield50,6302.4%
Zionsville31,7021.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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