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Indianapolis, IN Metro Area

Counties include: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Shelby

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2021 population: 891,342)

Population per Square Mile: 590.3

Square Miles: 3,513.8

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,834,890128.3%6,484,050
Today (2021)2,074,273130.5%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,235,905131.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today13.0%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6,1541 14,280
Net International Migration2,1021 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)4,5051651.0%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)130,24416.3%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)377,917118.2%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)178,32318.6%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)582,907128.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)509,891124.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)294,991114.2%16.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,15210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone84,80914.1%2.7%
Black Alone344,877116.6%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,27410.1%0.1%
White1,580,912176.2%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups54,24912.6%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,917,637192.4%92.3%
Hispanic156,63617.6%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (includes detail not shown below)770,0271100.0%100.0%
Married With Children152,087119.8%18.3%
Married Without Children211,896127.5%29.8%
Single Parents72,04519.4%9.3%
Living Alone228,852129.7%29.0%

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

HousingNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2021 (estimate)882,0801100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)844,1211100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)503,386159.6%62.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)266,641131.6%27.4%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 374,724133.5%1,120,155
Public343,717133.2%1,036,519

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2020$60,8471117.2%$51,926
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20212,056131.9%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 2021201,388131.6%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020161,345131.8%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201925,573131.6%80,859
Births to Teens, 20171,332125.9%5,152
Deaths, 201916,821125.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,058,060131.9%3,321,548
Employed1,021,372131.9%3,203,166
Unemployed36,688131.0%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.5697.2%3.6
August 2022 Unemployment Rate2.8690.3%3.1

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 work1,292,743100.0%$94,653,674100.0%$73,219
Wage and Salary1,056,42081.7%$62,812,73966.4%$59,458
Farm Proprietors4,2320.3%$204,3340.2%$48,283
Nonfarm Proprietors232,09118.0%$17,991,15819.0%$77,518
Farm5,5750.4%$248,0120.3%$44,486
Nonfarm1,287,16899.6%$94,405,66299.7%$73,344
Private1,147,16288.7%$84,199,37189.0%$73,398
  Accommodation, Food Serv.80,8856.3%$2,103,2042.2%$26,002
  Arts, Ent., Recreation23,3531.8%$929,2761.0%$39,793
  Construction75,2565.8%$6,049,3486.4%$80,384
  Health Care, Social Serv.153,63711.9%$11,794,11012.5%$76,766
  Information15,1901.2%$1,289,8101.4%$84,912
  Manufacturing90,5137.0%$9,777,56410.3%$108,024
  Professional, Tech. Serv.93,812*7.3%*$8,792,827*9.3%*$93,728*
  Retail Trade116,3209.0%$4,578,4984.8%$39,361
  Trans., Warehousing94,6817.3%$4,871,7185.1%$51,454
  Wholesale Trade47,688*3.7%*$4,679,436*4.9%*$98,126*
  Other Private (not above)351,042*27.2%*$28,931,665*30.6%*$82,417*
Government140,00610.8%$10,206,29110.8%$72,899

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 Filed13,212100.0%100.0%$3,733,074$7,583,249
Single-Family9,92675.1%74.4%$3,300,605$6,692,956
2-Family3282.5%2.4%$63,370$117,031
3- and 4-Family780.6%0.4%$22,014$30,324
5+ Family2,88021.8%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, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of Region
Anderson54,8172.6%
Carmel100,7774.9%
Fishers101,1714.9%
Greenwood64,9183.1%
Indianapolis882,03942.5%
Lawrence49,3572.4%
Noblesville70,9263.4%
Plainfield35,5921.7%
Westfield50,6302.4%
Zionsville31,7021.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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