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Economic Growth Region 5

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

Largest City: Fishers (2021 population: 101,171)

Population per Square Mile: 353.9

Square Miles: 3,117.5

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)931,517114.4%6,484,050
Today (2021)1,103,171116.2%6,813,532
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*1,242,616117.4%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today18.4%1 5.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration16,9901 5,230
Net International Migration4943 15,490
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)975495.2%1,024

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)63,05125.7%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)204,964118.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)87,99228.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)291,737126.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)287,974126.1%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)167,453115.2%16.4%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of 12Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone3,47050.3%0.4%
Asian Alone44,47314.0%2.7%
Black Alone57,20835.2%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone73610.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups22,74622.1%2.3%
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 2021 (includes detail not shown below)401,8261100.0%100.0%
Married With Children102,745125.6%18.2%
Married Without Children131,871132.8%29.8%
Single Parents32,17418.0%9.2%
Living Alone89,775222.3%29.1%

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 2021 (estimate)442,7971100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2021 (includes vacant units)428,3562100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)305,608171.3%62.9%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)96,218222.5%27.2%

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

EducationNumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 194,300117.3%1,120,155

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 2021$66,7851118.2%$56,497
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202231247.9%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 202253,85048.8%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2021/202252,628310.9%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 12Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 201911,528214.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201740957.9%5,152
Deaths, 20198,575213.0%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank of 12Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force560,987116.9%3,321,548
Annual Unemployment Rate2.61272.2%3.6
December 2022 Unemployment Rate1.91279.2%2.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2021 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work602,850100.0%$35,100,401100.0%$58,224
Wage and Salary453,90875.3%$24,956,64171.1%$54,982
Farm Proprietors4,0350.7%$209,7140.6%$51,974
Nonfarm Proprietors144,90724.0%$4,743,00813.5%$32,731
  Accommodation, Food Serv.42,484*7.0%*$1,199,263*3.4%*$28,229*
  Arts, Ent., Recreation12,071*2.0%*$252,098*0.7%*$20,885*
  Health Care, Social Serv.52,8748.8%$3,477,4159.9%$65,768
  Professional, Tech. Serv.38,060*6.3%*$2,769,573*7.9%*$72,769*
  Retail Trade67,58211.2%$2,660,3577.6%$39,365
  Trans., Warehousing54,5259.0%$2,683,9537.6%$49,224
  Wholesale Trade20,674*3.4%*$2,167,646*6.2%*$104,849*
  Other Private (not above)166,485*27.6%*$9,032,521*25.7%*$54,254*

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed10,961100.0%100.0%$3,239,744$7,583,249
3- and 4-Family660.6%0.4%$19,564$30,324
5+ Family2,01218.4%22.7%$231,222$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 Economic Growth Region 5

in 2021
Percent of Region

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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