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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 (2018 population: 876,862)

Population per Square Mile: 234.0

Square Miles: 13,554.8

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)2,993,526146.2%6,484,061
Today (2018)3,171,369147.4%6,695,497
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*3,237,178147.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.9%1 3.3%

*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 Migration4,0781 4,044
Net International Migration7,0711 14,959
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11,355161.2%18,568

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 2018 (estimate)1,359,4871100.0%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 (2018/2019 Total Reported) 538,834148.2%1,117,590
Public512,586148.6%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 2018$49,4171104.8%$47,149
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20182,790146.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018288,050147.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019248,109148.2%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 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, 2018NumberRank of 3Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,607,799147.5%3,381,713
Employed1,554,075147.6%3,265,580
Unemployed53,724146.3%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3297.1%3.4
December 2019 Unemployment Rate2.8293.3%3.0

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed12,005100.0%100.0%$2,821,706$4,879,857
Single-Family8,70672.5%76.4%$2,403,114$4,269,197
2-Family1981.6%2.0%$25,859$49,353
3- and 4-Family130.1%0.2%$1,398$6,163
5+ Family3,08825.7%21.4%$391,335$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%
Greenwood58,7781.9%
Indianapolis867,12527.3%
Lafayette72,1682.3%
Muncie68,5292.2%
Noblesville63,1332.0%
Terre Haute60,7531.9%
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