Hoosiers by the Numbers

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EGR 12 consists of Marion County.

(Note: This county is also part of EGR 5.)

Economic Growth Region 12 Analysis

EGR 12 is a special regional aggregation for Marion County since it has a stand-alone workforce development board.

Economic Growth Region 12, or Marion County, lies within the central region of the state and is home to Indianapolis—the state capital and most populous city in Indiana. Situated along the banks of the White River, this bustling metropolis hosts world-class motor sports events, professional sports teams, top-tier universities and household-name employers.

Surveyors created the original plat of the new state capital in 1821, which came to be known as “mile square.” City planning efforts improved on the original mile square, and today at the center of the square lies Indy’s most prominent feature, the 284-ft. Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

Today, EGR 12 represents 15% of the entire Hoosier workforce, and 14% of all earned wages in EGR 12 come from the health care industry. Hosting some of the top names in pharmaceuticals, medical research, and medical device manufacturing, Hoosiers are at the forefront of leading health care technologies. Supporting this demand for health care workers are the numerous colleges and universities that call the region home, including Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the University of Indianapolis, Butler University and Ivy Tech.

Recent Analysis

Note: These reports are for the full EGR 5 region that includes Marion County.

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968,460 Population (EGR 12)
3.4 Unemployment Rate (EGR 12)
$64.5 billion Personal Income (EGR 12)
$29.11 Average Wage (Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson MSA)
$22.64 Median Wage (Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson MSA)
1,178,500 Nonfarm Employment (Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson MSA)
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Top 10 Occupation Groups by Growth
(2021-2031 long-term projections for the full nine-county EGR 5)

  1. Computer and mathematical occupations
  2. Healthcare support occupations
  3. Personal care and service occupations
  4. Legal occupations
  5. Life, physical, and social science occupations
  6. Food preparation and serving related occupations
  7. Community and social services occupations
  8. Transportation and material moving occupations
  9. Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
  10. Business and financial operations occupations

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on 2023 annual average employment for EGR 12)

  1. Health Care and Social Services
  2. Admin, Support, Waste Management
  3. Accommodation and Food Services
  4. Professional, Scientific, Technical
  5. Educational Services
  6. Construction
  7. Public Administration
  8. Wholesale Trade
  9. Finance and Insurance
  10. Other Services (Except Public Administration)

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)

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EGR 12

  • IU Health University Hospital
  • Ascension St. Vincent Center
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Roche Diagnostics Corp.
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital
  • Rolls-Royce Corp
  • State of Indiana FSSA
  • Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center

About the data

Note: The list of regional employers on this page was updated October 2023 to include local insights.

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Major Educational Institutions

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Four-year Indianapolis
Ivy Tech-Central Indiana Two-year Indianapolis
American College of Education Independent Indianapolis
Butler University Independent Indianapolis
Marian College Independent Indianapolis
Martin University Independent Indianapolis
University of Indianapolis Independent Indianapolis
University of Phoenix - Indianapolis Independent Indianapolis

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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Largest Cities and Towns in Economic Growth Region 12

Name Population in 2022 Percent of region
Indianapolis 880,621 90.8%
Lawrence 49,276 5.1%
Beech Grove 14,492 1.5%
Speedway 13,695 1.4%
Cumberland* 2,472 0.3%
Southport 2,081 0.2%
Meridian Hills 1,758 0.2%
Warren Park 1,475 0.2%
Clermont 1,368 0.1%
Homecroft 743 0.1%

* This place crosses county lines, so only the population in EGR 12 is shown.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau annnual population estimates

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EGR 12 IN Depth Regional Profile

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Labor Force Projections

These are the official labor force projections to 2050 released in September 2018 by the Indiana Business Research Center.


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