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Central Indiana

Counties include: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clay, Clinton, Dearborn, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Wayne

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2017 population: 872,680)

Population per Square Mile: 235.3

Square Miles: 13,487.2

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)3,017,832146.5%6,484,125
Today (2017)3,172,951147.6%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*3,264,066147.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.1%1 2.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration4,4461 -1,639
Net International Migration8,2671 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)12,985166.7%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)200,04816.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)541,330117.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)345,745110.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)832,378126.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)799,687125.2%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)453,763114.3%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone11,59120.4%0.4%
Asian Alone104,68013.3%2.4%
Black Alone359,772111.3%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,91910.1%0.1%
White2,627,311182.8%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups67,67812.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic2,987,029194.1%93.0%
Hispanic185,92225.9%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)1,199,5451100.0%100.0%
Married With Children225,943218.8%18.8%
Married Without Children338,564128.2%30.0%
Single Parents114,91519.6%9.6%
Living Alone349,276129.1%28.3%

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

HousingNumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)1,358,5041100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)1,340,6621100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)785,251158.6%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)414,294130.9%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 532,887148.0%1,110,866
Public506,680148.3%1,048,879

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$47,5811105.4%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20173,167146.6%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017311,884147.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017234,752147.4%495,330

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 3Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201639,324147.3%83,063
Births to Teens, 20162,261142.7%5,294
Deaths, 201628,090144.2%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,587,783147.8%3,320,409
Employed1,533,301147.9%3,203,351
Unemployed54,482146.5%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.4297.1%3.5
December 2018 Unemployment Rate3.2294.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,915,656100.0%$112,795,837100.0%$58,881
Wage and Salary1,570,26482.0%$77,151,21968.4%$49,133
Farm Proprietors16,6490.9%$64,0070.1%$3,844
Nonfarm Proprietors328,74317.2%$17,421,75715.4%$52,995
Farm20,6631.1%$197,9590.2%$9,580
Nonfarm1,894,99398.9%$112,597,87899.8%$59,419
Private1,648,97686.1%$97,607,63286.5%$59,193
  Accommodation, Food Serv.142,618*7.4%*$3,270,771*2.9%*$22,934*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation37,155*1.9%*$1,146,598*1.0%*$30,860*
  Construction99,7325.2%$6,524,5835.8%$65,421
  Health Care, Social Serv.209,088*10.9%*$14,207,177*12.6%*$67,948*
  Information23,676*1.2%*$1,784,884*1.6%*$75,388*
  Manufacturing186,1189.7%$15,857,07814.1%$85,199
  Professional, Tech. Serv.106,278*5.5%*$8,451,046*7.5%*$79,518*
  Retail Trade194,58810.2%$6,953,2526.2%$35,733
  Trans., Warehousing88,166*4.6%*$4,606,224*4.1%*$52,245*
  Wholesale Trade60,837*3.2%*$5,336,204*4.7%*$87,713*
  Other Private (not above)473,821*24.7%*$28,156,451*25.0%*$59,424*
Government246,01712.8%$14,990,24613.3%$60,932

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed11,814100.0%100.0%$2,674,713$4,583,500
Single-Family8,34970.7%74.2%$2,296,732$4,038,599
2-Family2522.1%2.0%$42,622$62,844
3- and 4-Family510.4%0.4%$8,379$13,000
5+ Family3,16226.8%23.4%$326,979$469,056

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 Central Indiana

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0761.7%
Bloomington85,0712.7%
Carmel92,1982.9%
Fishers91,8322.9%
Greenwood57,3751.8%
Indianapolis863,00227.2%
Lafayette72,3902.3%
Muncie68,6252.2%
Noblesville61,8822.0%
Terre Haute60,7741.9%
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