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Indianapolis, IN Metro Area

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

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2018 population: 876,862)

Population per Square Mile: 568.0

Square Miles: 3,513.8

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,834,888128.3%6,484,061
Today (2018)1,995,690129.8%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,048,636129.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today8.8%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration7,8991 3,555
Net International Migration3,9761 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9,761150.8%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)133,42516.7%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)360,965118.1%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)171,10118.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)555,263127.8%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)503,215125.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)271,721113.6%15.8%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,40210.4%0.4%
Asian Alone70,13513.5%2.5%
Black Alone322,316116.2%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,32710.1%0.1%
White1,546,974177.5%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups47,53612.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,855,764193.0%92.9%
Hispanic139,92617.0%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)740,3761100.0%100.0%
Married With Children147,335219.9%18.8%
Married Without Children198,414126.8%30.0%
Single Parents75,448110.2%9.6%
Living Alone219,022129.6%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)844,0511100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)822,1161100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)479,676158.3%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)260,700131.7%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 368,877133.0%1,117,590
Public347,193132.9%1,054,903

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 2018$54,5521115.7%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20181,719128.5%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018187,702131.0%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019165,804132.2%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 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, 2018NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,037,262130.7%3,381,713
Employed1,003,902130.7%3,265,580
Unemployed33,360128.7%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.2894.1%3.4
September 2019 Unemployment Rate2.6892.9%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 work1,330,746100.0%$85,128,897100.0%$63,971
Wage and Salary1,081,63781.3%$58,354,95668.5%$53,951
Farm Proprietors4,2660.3%$144,2020.2%$33,803
Nonfarm Proprietors244,84318.4%$14,028,63316.5%$57,296
Farm5,9630.4%$201,7650.2%$33,836
Nonfarm1,324,78399.6%$84,927,13299.8%$64,106
Private1,185,89189.1%$75,667,62488.9%$63,807
  Accommodation, Food Serv.97,3487.3%$2,369,2282.8%$24,338
  Arts, Ent., Recreation28,7762.2%$1,007,6471.2%$35,017
  Construction71,9665.4%$5,000,1085.9%$69,479
  Health Care, Social Serv.152,70811.5%$10,920,46312.8%$71,512
  Information17,1941.3%$1,379,3601.6%$80,223
  Manufacturing92,6087.0%$9,134,15110.7%$98,632
  Professional, Tech. Serv.87,578*6.6%*$7,639,688*9.0%*$87,233*
  Retail Trade123,6719.3%$4,771,7205.6%$38,584
  Trans., Warehousing92,0426.9%$4,381,1505.1%$47,599
  Wholesale Trade48,409*3.6%*$4,546,180*5.3%*$93,912*
  Other Private (not above)364,466*27.4%*$23,939,469*28.1%*$65,684*
Government138,89210.4%$9,259,50810.9%$66,667

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 Filed8,668100.0%100.0%$2,225,581$4,879,857
Single-Family7,06781.5%76.4%$2,049,143$4,269,197
2-Family1161.3%2.0%$15,769$49,353
3- and 4-Family90.1%0.2%$848$6,163
5+ Family1,47617.0%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, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0372.8%
Carmel93,5104.7%
Fishers93,3624.7%
Greenwood58,7782.9%
Indianapolis867,12543.4%
Lawrence49,0462.5%
Noblesville63,1333.2%
Plainfield34,3861.7%
Westfield41,5282.1%
Zionsville27,1531.4%
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