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Indiana

Became the 19th state in 1816

State Capital: Indianapolis

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

Population per Square Mile: 186.1

Square Miles: 35,826.1

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Population over TimeNumber
Yesterday (2010)6,484,125
Today (2017)6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017Number
Net Domestic Migration-976
Net International Migration11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberIndiana Pct.
Distribution
Preschool (0 to 4)421,1766.3%
School Age (5 to 17)1,152,23317.3%
College Age (18 to 24)657,8749.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,685,58225.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)1,725,06325.9%
Seniors (65 and older)1,024,89015.4%
Median Age37.7 

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

Population Estimates by Race or Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberIndiana Pct.
Distribution
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone27,2740.4%
Asian Alone157,6682.4%
Black Alone649,8139.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4,4390.1%
White Alone5,690,92985.4%
Two or More Race Groups136,6952.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)  
Non-Hispanic6,200,36593.0%
Hispanic466,4537.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberIndiana Pct.
Distribution
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)2,513,828100%
Married With Children476,65419.0%
Married Without Children753,75630.0%
Single Parents242,6659.7%
Living Alone708,17228.2%

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

HousingNumberIndiana Pct.
Distribution
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)2,885,304100%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes detail not shown below)2,830,669100%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,727,51161.0%
Median Value (2016)$126,500
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
786,31727.8%
Median Rent (2016)$603

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

EducationNumberIndiana Pct.
Distribution
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported)1,110,866100%
Public1,048,87994.4%
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)4,339,687  
with High School diploma or higher88.1%  
with B.A. or higher degree24.6%  

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

Income and PovertyNumber
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$45,150
Median Household Income in 2016$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201614.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20176,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 2017656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumber
Births, 201683,063
Births to Teens, 20165,294
Deaths, 201663,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017Number
Total Resident Labor Force3,320,409
Employed3,203,351
Unemployed117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentIndiana Pct.
Distribution
Earnings ($000)Indiana Pct.
Distribution
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work3,892,885100.0%$213,742,780100.0%$54,906
Wage and Salary3,185,07981.8%$149,369,21869.9%$46,897
Farm Proprietors49,9991.3%$486,8960.2%$9,738
Nonfarm Proprietors657,80716.9%$27,704,33513.0%$42,116
Farm62,2841.6%$912,8530.4%$14,656
Nonfarm3,830,60198.4%$212,829,92799.6%$55,560
Private3,385,93387.0%$187,231,05587.6%$55,297
  Accommodation, Food Serv.280,3217.2%$6,260,4372.9%$22,333
  Arts, Ent., Recreation72,5781.9%$2,021,2860.9%$27,850
  Construction206,5425.3%$13,222,7996.2%$64,020
  Health Care, Social Serv.443,05811.4%$27,672,33012.9%$62,458
  Information39,8531.0%$2,711,0351.3%$68,026
  Manufacturing551,70814.2%$43,644,22620.4%$79,107
  Professional, Tech. Serv.176,2514.5%$12,496,4765.8%$70,902
  Retail Trade401,00710.3%$13,150,2596.2%$32,793
  Trans., Warehousing166,1184.3%$9,196,7184.3%$55,363
  Wholesale Trade127,9803.3%$10,406,6844.9%$81,315
  Other Private (not above)920,51723.6%$46,448,80521.7%$50,459
Government444,66811.4%$25,598,87212.0%$57,569

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsIndiana Pct.
Distribution
Cost($000)
Total Permits Filed21,664100.0%$4,583,500
Single-Family16,07574.2%$4,038,599
2-Family4442.0%$62,844
3- and 4-Family780.4%$13,000
5+ Family5,06723.4%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 Indiana (35,000+):

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of State
Anderson55,0760.8%
Bloomington85,0711.3%
Carmel92,1981.4%
Columbus47,1430.7%
Elkhart52,5580.8%
Evansville118,9301.8%
Fishers91,8321.4%
Fort Wayne265,9044.0%
Gary76,0081.1%
Greenwood57,3750.9%
Hammond76,6181.1%
Indianapolis863,00212.9%
Jeffersonville47,3830.7%
Kokomo57,8360.9%
Lafayette72,3901.1%
Lawrence48,7040.7%
Mishawaka49,1770.7%
Muncie68,6251.0%
New Albany36,4610.5%
Noblesville61,8820.9%
Portage36,6720.6%
Richmond35,4550.5%
South Bend102,2451.5%
Terre Haute60,7740.9%
West Lafayette46,2690.7%
Westfield39,4930.6%
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