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Regional Cities - Central

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

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

Population per Square Mile: 562.3

Square Miles: 3,513.8

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)1,834,893128.3%6,484,125
Today (2017)1,975,877129.6%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*2,048,636129.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today7.7%1 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 7Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration7,3451 -976
Net International Migration4,5601 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10,681147.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 7Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)133,38016.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)359,540118.2%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)170,00418.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)547,359127.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)503,702125.5%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)261,892113.3%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 7Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone7,34810.4%0.4%
Asian Alone65,39513.3%2.4%
Black Alone316,064116.0%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,29110.1%0.1%
White1,540,020177.9%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups45,75912.3%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,838,724193.1%93.0%
Hispanic137,15316.9%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 7Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (includes detail not shown below)730,8841100.0%100.0%
Married With Children146,013220.0%19.0%
Married Without Children196,127126.8%30.0%
Single Parents75,498110.3%9.7%
Living Alone214,271129.3%28.2%

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

HousingNumberRank of 7Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)836,2921100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)813,4621100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)470,625157.9%61.0%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)260,259132.0%27.8%

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

EducationNumberRank of 7Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 361,338132.5%1,110,866
Public339,762132.4%1,048,879

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 7Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$50,0221116.1%$43,097
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20171,934128.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017201,136130.6%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017155,336131.4%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 7Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201626,133131.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 20161,404126.5%5,294
Deaths, 201616,232125.6%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 7Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,016,658130.6%3,320,409
Employed983,170130.7%3,203,351
Unemployed33,488128.6%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.3494.3%3.5
September 2018 Unemployment Rate2.9496.7%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,275,934100.0%$78,231,182100.0%$61,313
Wage and Salary1,051,17282.4%$53,322,94968.2%$50,727
Farm Proprietors4,3910.3%$166,6510.2%$37,953
Nonfarm Proprietors220,37117.3%$12,608,94416.1%$57,217
Farm5,6080.4%$210,5160.3%$37,539
Nonfarm1,270,32699.6%$78,020,66699.7%$61,418
Private1,135,18589.0%$69,224,21788.5%$60,981
  Accommodation, Food Serv.93,575*7.3%*$2,189,707*2.8%*$23,401*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation24,805*1.9%*$888,384*1.1%*$35,815*
  Construction66,4075.2%$4,412,1605.6%$66,441
  Health Care, Social Serv.144,97911.4%$9,863,18912.6%$68,032
  Information6,194*0.5%*$364,479*0.5%*$58,844*
  Manufacturing90,5047.1%$8,520,60610.9%$94,146
  Professional, Tech. Serv.82,898*6.5%*$6,721,493*8.6%*$81,081*
  Retail Trade129,20510.1%$4,942,3556.3%$38,252
  Trans., Warehousing70,6815.5%$3,575,5044.6%$50,586
  Wholesale Trade50,729*4.0%*$4,323,700*5.5%*$85,231*
  Other Private (not above)352,115*27.6%*$21,687,104*27.7%*$61,591*
Government135,14110.6%$8,796,44911.2%$65,091

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 Filed8,897100.0%100.0%$2,148,558$4,583,500
Single-Family6,58574.0%74.2%$1,893,116$4,038,599
2-Family1421.6%2.0%$29,313$62,844
3- and 4-Family430.5%0.4%$7,579$13,000
5+ Family2,12723.9%23.4%$218,549$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 Regional Cities - Central

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0762.8%
Carmel92,1984.7%
Fishers91,8324.6%
Greenwood57,3752.9%
Indianapolis863,00243.7%
Lawrence48,7042.5%
Noblesville61,8823.1%
Plainfield32,8651.7%
Westfield39,4932.0%
Zionsville26,7101.4%
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