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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 (2018 population: 876,862)

Population per Square Mile: 236.8

Square Miles: 13,487.2

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)3,017,820146.5%6,484,061
Today (2018)3,194,143147.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*3,264,066147.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.8%1 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration3,9511 3,555
Net International Migration7,0471 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11,305158.8%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank of 3Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)199,22216.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)541,703117.0%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)346,943110.9%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)841,301126.3%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)796,626124.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)468,348114.7%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 Alone11,76520.4%0.4%
Asian Alone110,48413.5%2.5%
Black Alone366,724111.5%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,95910.1%0.1%
White2,633,101182.4%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups70,11012.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic3,004,226194.1%92.9%
Hispanic189,91725.9%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)1,368,6651100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 542,537148.5%1,117,590
Public516,250148.9%1,054,903

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 20182,815146.7%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018289,253147.7%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019248,644148.3%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 3Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201739,031147.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 20172,148141.7%5,152
Deaths, 201729,057144.3%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,618,964147.9%3,381,713
Employed1,564,738147.9%3,265,580
Unemployed54,226146.7%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3297.1%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate2.92100.0%2.9

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed12,062100.0%100.0%$2,838,930$4,879,857
Single-Family8,73872.4%76.4%$2,418,419$4,269,197
2-Family1981.6%2.0%$25,859$49,353
3- and 4-Family240.2%0.2%$2,398$6,163
5+ Family3,10225.7%21.4%$392,254$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 Central Indiana

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0371.7%
Bloomington84,9812.7%
Carmel93,5102.9%
Fishers93,3622.9%
Greenwood58,7781.8%
Indianapolis867,12527.1%
Lafayette72,1682.3%
Muncie68,5292.1%
Noblesville63,1332.0%
Terre Haute60,7531.9%
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