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Indianapolis, IN Metro Area

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

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2020 population: 887,756)

Population per Square Mile: 580.1

Square Miles: 3,513.8

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,834,890128.3%6,484,050
Today (2020)2,038,438130.2%6,754,953
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,235,905131.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today11.1%1 4.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration5,8431 1,323
Net International Migration4,0401 8,743
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7,827157.0%13,740

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)131,86216.5%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)366,240118.0%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)175,00618.6%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)572,173128.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)502,134124.6%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)291,023114.3%16.5%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,85710.4%0.4%
Asian Alone80,04713.9%2.7%
Black Alone336,408116.5%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,27810.1%0.1%
White1,560,940176.6%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups51,90812.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,888,953192.7%92.6%
Hispanic149,48517.3%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (includes detail not shown below)756,8751100.0%100.0%
Married With Children148,470119.6%18.5%
Married Without Children202,944126.8%29.7%
Single Parents73,30319.7%9.3%
Living Alone229,355130.3%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 2020 (estimate)859,7961100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)836,5551100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)491,264158.7%61.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)265,611131.8%27.5%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 370,453133.3%1,112,460
Public341,145133.0%1,033,286

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 2019$56,7511116.6%$48,678
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20202,148132.3%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 2020207,152131.4%659,095
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, 201726,083131.7%82,170
Births to Teens, 20171,332125.9%5,152
Deaths, 201716,834125.7%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,043,161131.4%3,319,010
Employed974,618131.6%3,082,982
Unemployed68,543129.0%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate6.6993.0%7.1
August 2021 Unemployment Rate3.8895.0%4.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,358,256100.0%$90,339,784100.0%$66,512
Wage and Salary1,102,48681.2%$61,176,67867.7%$55,490
Farm Proprietors4,2700.3%$40,6880.0%$9,529
Nonfarm Proprietors251,50018.5%$15,740,64617.4%$62,587
Farm5,7610.4%$87,4280.1%$15,176
Nonfarm1,352,49599.6%$90,252,35699.9%$66,730
Private1,211,75789.2%$80,310,13788.9%$66,276
  Accommodation, Food Serv.96,990*7.1%*$2,443,478*2.7%*$25,193*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation28,967*2.1%*$1,068,597*1.2%*$36,890*
  Construction75,4305.6%$5,535,5176.1%$73,386
  Health Care, Social Serv.156,94211.6%$11,475,99512.7%$73,123
  Information5,810*0.4%*$355,360*0.4%*$61,164*
  Manufacturing94,8587.0%$9,603,05210.6%$101,236
  Professional, Tech. Serv.95,1947.0%$8,228,3569.1%$86,438
  Retail Trade121,6519.0%$4,666,4215.2%$38,359
  Trans., Warehousing91,8836.8%$4,738,7215.2%$51,573
  Wholesale Trade50,484*3.7%*$4,746,180*5.3%*$94,014*
  Other Private (not above)375,614*27.7%*$26,024,681*28.8%*$69,286*
Government140,73810.4%$9,942,21911.0%$70,643

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 Filed10,774100.0%100.0%$2,767,024$5,872,297
Single-Family8,18175.9%76.2%$2,460,659$5,209,930
2-Family2061.9%2.5%$37,876$83,895
3- and 4-Family1481.4%0.8%$21,298$25,965
5+ Family2,23920.8%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, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2020
Percent of Region
Anderson54,6312.7%
Carmel101,6435.0%
Fishers97,0204.8%
Greenwood60,2793.0%
Indianapolis877,90343.1%
Lawrence49,5452.4%
Noblesville65,8353.2%
Plainfield36,2751.8%
Westfield46,1452.3%
Zionsville29,3401.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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