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Marion County, Indiana

Named in 1822 for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion

County Seat: Indianapolis

Largest City: Indianapolis (2021 population: 891,342)

Population per Square Mile: 2,450.42

Square Miles: 396.30

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)903,373113.9%6,484,050
Today (2021)971,102114.3%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*993,289113.9%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today7.5%13 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-10,83692 14,280
Net International Migration1,6081 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)3,5301510.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)67,19316.9%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)172,953117.8%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)90,33119.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)291,170130.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)221,917122.9%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)127,538113.1%16.4%
Median Age34.6  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone4,68210.5%0.4%
Asian Alone40,33614.2%2.7%
Black Alone287,669129.6%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone53810.1%0.1%
White606,374162.4%84.2%
Two or More Race Groups31,50313.2%2.3%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic860,942188.7%92.3%
Hispanic110,160111.3%7.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)377,6951100.0%100.0%
Married With Children51,987113.8%18.3%
Married Without Children84,232122.3%29.8%
Single Parents39,992110.6%9.3%
Living Alone139,617137.0%29.0%

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

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2021 (estimate)439,2831100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)424,7111100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
206,070148.5%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$145,20029  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
171,625140.4%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$73510  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 180,424116.1%1,120,155
Public159,030115.3%1,036,519
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)630,976114.1%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher86.7%74 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree32.1%9 27.2%

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2021$65,6253116.2%56,497
Median Household Income in 202056,1856092.4%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202014.4%12124.1%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.1%14128.2%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20211,537123.8%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 2021145,050122.8%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/2022104,393121.7%481,568

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 Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201914,045117.4%80,859
Births to Teens, 2017923117.9%5,152
Deaths, 20198,246112.5%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force497,073115.0%3,321,548
Employed474,976114.8%3,203,166
Unemployed22,097118.7%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate4.44122.2%3.6
October 2022 Unemployment Rate2.927103.6%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work758,846100.0%$69,327,993100.0%$91,360
Wage and Salary640,55684.4%$43,412,29662.6%$67,773
Farm Proprietors1690.0%$3,1000.0%$18,343
Nonfarm Proprietors118,12115.6%$16,793,72724.2%$142,174
Farm3110.0%$7,3970.0%$23,785
Nonfarm758,535100.0%$69,320,596100.0%$91,387
Private674,14888.8%$62,460,28290.1%$92,651
  Accommodation, Food Serv.43,5725.7%$1,454,9692.1%$33,392
  Arts, Ent., Recreation13,5501.8%$763,4031.1%$56,340
  Construction43,6285.7%$3,487,0075.0%$79,926
  Health Care, Social Serv.105,44513.9%$9,250,70313.3%$87,730
  Information10,4821.4%$1,054,9441.5%$100,643
  Manufacturing54,2557.1%$6,973,17010.1%$128,526
  Professional, Tech. Serv.57,8047.6%$6,670,2529.6%$115,394
  Retail Trade55,0707.3%$2,374,9353.4%$43,126
  Trans., Warehousing53,4387.0%$2,862,6084.1%$53,569
  Wholesale Trade30,1044.0%$3,016,0434.4%$100,187
  Other Private (not above)206,80027.3%$24,552,24835.4%$118,725
Government84,38711.1%$6,860,3149.9%$81,296

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2,251100.0%100.0%$493,331$7,583,249
Single-Family1,27356.6%74.4%$356,765$6,692,956
2-Family984.4%2.4%18,253$117,031
3- and 4-Family120.5%0.4%$2,450$30,324
5+ Family86838.6%22.7%$115,863$742,937

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 Marion County

NamePopulation
in 2021
Percent of County
Beech Grove14,5411.5%
Clermont1,3680.1%
Crows Nest660.0%
Cumberland2,4740.3%*
Homecroft7430.1%
Indianapolis882,03990.8%
Lawrence49,3575.1%
Meridian Hills1,7580.2%
North Crows Nest410.0%
Rocky Ripple6450.1%
Southport2,0920.2%
Speedway13,7701.4%
Spring Hill940.0%
Warren Park1,4750.2%
Williams Creek4260.0%
Wynnedale2130.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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