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Economic Growth Region 12 (Marion Co)

Counties include: Marion

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

Population per Square Mile: 2,397.4

Square Miles: 396.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)903,389213.9%6,484,125
Today (2017)950,082214.3%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*951,780213.9%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today5.2%2 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-3,52712 -976
Net International Migration3,2031 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)6,408128.4%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)69,37417.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)165,532217.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)88,55419.3%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)281,027129.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)228,637324.1%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)116,958412.3%15.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone4,32510.5%0.4%
Asian Alone31,92723.4%2.4%
Black Alone272,167128.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone68010.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups27,44412.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (includes detail not shown below)367,2151100.0%100.0%
Married With Children51,523614.0%18.8%
Married Without Children79,563521.7%30.0%
Single Parents43,807111.9%9.6%
Living Alone132,088136.0%28.3%

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

HousingNumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)423,3761100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)421,1521100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)198,434447.1%61.2%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)168,781140.1%27.7%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 177,400216.0%1,110,866

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$50,9572112.9%$45,150
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20171,394120.5%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017146,853122.4%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017104,858121.2%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201614,205117.1%83,063
Births to Teens, 2016915117.3%5,294
Deaths, 20168,217212.9%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force482,568214.5%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.65102.9%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.66100.0%3.6

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 work748,535100.0%$55,731,062100.0%$74,454
Wage and Salary646,24986.3%$36,645,21665.8%$56,704
Farm Proprietors1740.0%$6,6540.0%$38,241
Nonfarm Proprietors102,11213.6%$10,857,22519.5%$106,327
  Accommodation, Food Serv.52,2957.0%$1,371,5372.5%$26,227
  Arts, Ent., Recreation14,4491.9%$724,9341.3%$50,172
  Health Care, Social Serv.100,12113.4%$7,828,23714.0%$78,188
  Professional, Tech. Serv.53,3447.1%$5,165,2659.3%$96,829
  Retail Trade58,4457.8%$2,763,8955.0%$47,291
  Trans., Warehousing45,8246.1%$2,438,8684.4%$53,223
  Wholesale Trade31,6224.2%$2,767,8615.0%$87,530
  Other Private (not above)202,08127.0%$16,478,19929.6%$81,543

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,632100.0%100.0%$361,223$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family30.2%0.4%$650$13,000
5+ Family60637.1%23.4%$101,098$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 Economic Growth Region 12 (Marion Co)

in 2017
Percent of Region
Beech Grove14,7951.6%
Meridian Hills1,6940.2%
Warren Park1,5520.2%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this region is shown.
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