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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

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

Largest City: Indianapolis Consolidated (2022 population: 889,922)

Population per Square Mile: 497.4

Square Miles: 4,306.3

Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)2,111,040131.1%6,785,528
Today (2022)2,141,779131.3%6,832,274
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*2,255,566132.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today1.5%2 0.7%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2021-2022NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2,1131 4,599
Net International Migration7,0161 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)4,552160.6%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)131,42616.1%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)381,809117.8%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)190,45718.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)599,456128.0%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)520,134124.3%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)318,497114.9%16.9%

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone8,30710.4%0.4%
Asian Alone90,99514.2%2.8%
Black Alone354,474116.6%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1,27910.1%0.1%
White1,630,023176.1%84.0%
Two or More Race Groups56,70112.6%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic1,978,249192.4%92.1%
Hispanic163,53017.6%7.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (includes detail not shown below)822,9941100.0%100.0%
Married With Children162,315119.7%18.1%
Married Without Children230,559128.0%29.6%
Single Parents73,03018.9%9.0%
Living Alone243,029129.5%29.4%

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

HousingNumberRank of 15Pct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2022 (estimate)918,2441100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)896,3951100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)545,951160.9%63.5%
Renter Occupied (Pct. distribution based on all housing units)277,043130.9%27.1%

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

EducationNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 384,794134.2%1,124,094
Public351,815134.0%1,035,718

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

Income and PovertyNumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2022$68,7191117.8%$58,323
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20221,205130.6%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 2022197,204132.3%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/2023168,748133.0%511,735

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 15Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 202126,294132.9%79,946
Births to Teens, 20211,114129.0%3,845
Deaths, 201917,364126.3%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank of 15Percent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force1,116,160132.8%3,404,443
Employed1,085,252132.9%3,302,632
Unemployed30,908130.4%101,811
Annual Unemployment Rate2.8893.3%3.0
December 2023 Unemployment Rate2.5989.3%2.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in Region
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In Region
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work1,470,519100.0%$114,663,605100.0%$77,975
Wage and Salary1,162,02079.0%$76,686,35166.9%$65,994
Farm Proprietors4,9630.3%$207,6840.2%$41,846
Nonfarm Proprietors303,53620.6%$22,652,65419.8%$74,629
Farm6,1790.4%$259,3220.2%$41,968
Nonfarm1,464,34099.6%$114,404,28399.8%$78,127
Private1,322,85890.0%$103,465,15490.2%$78,213
  Accommodation, Food Serv.97,2696.6%$3,150,5872.7%$32,390
  Arts, Ent., Recreation29,3572.0%$1,351,5201.2%$46,037
  Construction83,7405.7%$7,066,4536.2%$84,386
  Health Care, Social Serv.166,21911.3%$14,102,65312.3%$84,844
  Information18,130*1.2%*$1,474,281*1.3%*$81,317*
  Manufacturing98,7586.7%$11,091,7829.7%$112,313
  Professional, Tech. Serv.108,493*7.4%*$11,092,849*9.7%*$102,245*
  Retail Trade127,6808.7%$5,535,5684.8%$43,355
  Trans., Warehousing124,957*8.5%*$6,485,930*5.7%*$51,905*
  Wholesale Trade52,464*3.6%*$5,642,340*4.9%*$107,547*
  Other Private (not above)408,787*27.8%*$35,933,875*31.3%*$87,904*
Government141,4829.6%$10,939,1299.5%$77,318

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in Region
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed12,779100.0%100.0%$3,178,113$6,635,992
Single-Family7,86461.5%65.0%$2,580,489$5,513,030
2-Family1661.3%1.9%$27,458$76,873
3- and 4-Family780.6%0.5%$8,965$14,702
5+ Family4,67136.6%32.6%$561,200$1,031,387

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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

NamePopulation
in 2022
Percent of Region
Anderson55,0992.6%
Carmel101,9644.8%
Fishers101,9664.8%
Greenwood65,4063.1%
Indianapolis880,62141.1%
Lawrence49,2762.3%
Noblesville72,7483.4%
Plainfield36,0741.7%
Westfield54,6052.5%
Zionsville31,9821.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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