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Central Indiana

Counties include: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, 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 (2019 population: 886,220)

Population per Square Mile: 236.1

Square Miles: 13,554.8

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)2,993,523146.2%6,484,051
Today (2019)3,200,773147.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*3,441,581148.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today6.9%1 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3,4491 3,997
Net International Migration10,9121 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10,986159.3%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)198,38916.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)538,029117.0%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)345,240110.9%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)836,349126.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)789,308124.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)464,054114.6%15.8%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone11,71720.4%0.4%
Asian Alone110,61413.5%2.5%
Black Alone366,556111.6%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,93810.1%0.1%
White2,610,777182.3%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups69,76712.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic2,981,552194.0%92.9%
Hispanic189,81726.0%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (includes detail not shown below)1,201,7941100.0%100.0%
Married With Children223,393218.6%18.6%
Married Without Children337,502128.1%29.9%
Single Parents114,37819.5%9.5%
Living Alone352,367129.3%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)1,369,5701100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)1,340,8291100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)785,758158.6%61.3%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)416,036131.0%27.6%

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

EducationNumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 534,571148.1%1,111,333
Public509,787148.5%1,050,614

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 2018$49,4171104.8%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20192,401145.9%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 2019274,456147.2%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020241,970147.7%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 3Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201738,874147.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 20172,142141.6%5,152
Deaths, 201728,826143.9%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,616,993147.7%3,387,366
Employed1,566,208147.8%3,275,056
Unemployed50,785145.2%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.1293.9%3.3
April 2020 Unemployment Rate13.9381.3%17.1

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 work1,959,497100.0%$116,294,041100.0%$59,349
Wage and Salary1,591,53781.2%$80,830,50269.5%$50,788
Farm Proprietors16,3620.8%$405,0680.3%$24,757
Nonfarm Proprietors351,59817.9%$16,787,24514.4%$47,746
Farm21,3451.1%$582,0210.5%$27,267
Nonfarm1,938,15298.9%$115,712,02099.5%$59,702
Private1,691,48286.3%$100,318,07386.3%$59,308
  Accommodation, Food Serv.142,342*7.3%*$3,310,940*2.8%*$23,260*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation37,830*1.9%*$1,110,705*1.0%*$29,360*
  Construction101,2325.2%$6,625,5535.7%$65,449
  Health Care, Social Serv.213,031*10.9%*$14,451,642*12.4%*$67,838*
  Information22,506*1.1%*$1,677,943*1.4%*$74,555*
  Manufacturing192,5249.8%$16,933,81914.6%$87,957
  Professional, Tech. Serv.108,320*5.5%*$8,901,891*7.7%*$82,181*
  Retail Trade187,6009.6%$6,585,3265.7%$35,103
  Trans., Warehousing111,420*5.7%*$5,312,461*4.6%*$47,680*
  Wholesale Trade60,492*3.1%*$5,452,174*4.7%*$90,130*
  Other Private (not above)479,715*24.5%*$28,323,352*24.4%*$59,042*
Government246,67012.6%$15,393,94713.2%$62,407

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed12,605100.0%100.0%$2,890,076$4,988,366
Single-Family8,56067.9%73.1%$2,390,974$4,298,385
2-Family1761.4%1.6%$28,589$48,202
3- and 4-Family990.8%0.7%$20,059$26,551
5+ Family3,77029.9%24.6%$450,452$615,228

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 2019
Percent of Region
Anderson54,7651.7%
Bloomington85,7552.7%
Carmel101,0683.2%
Fishers95,3103.0%
Greenwood59,4581.9%
Indianapolis876,38427.4%
Lafayette71,7212.2%
Muncie67,9992.1%
Noblesville64,6682.0%
Terre Haute60,6221.9%
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