Indianapolis city (balance), IN

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Population

864,131

0.787% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$47,678

0.959% growth

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

422,907

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$142,700

3.71% growth

About

In 2018, Indianapolis city (balance), IN had a population of 864k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $47,678. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Indianapolis city (balance), IN grew from 857,386 to 864,131, a 0.787% increase and its median household income grew from $47,225 to $47,678, a 0.959% increase.

The population of Indianapolis city (balance), IN is 53.9% White Alone, 29.2% Black or African American Alone, and 10.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Indianapolis city (balance), IN speak a non-English language, and 93.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Indianapolis city (balance), IN are Ivy Tech Community College (21,046 degrees awarded in 2017), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,789 degrees), and American College of Education (1,796 degrees).

The median property value in Indianapolis city (balance), IN is $142,700, and the homeownership rate is 52.9%. Most people in Indianapolis city (balance), IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Indianapolis city (balance), IN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Indianapolis city (balance), IN employs 423k people. The largest industries in Indianapolis city (balance), IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,636 people), Retail Trade (52,252 people), and Manufacturing (48,675 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,834), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,455), and Public Administration ($45,960).

Median household income in Indianapolis city (balance), IN is $47,678. Males in Indianapolis city (balance), IN have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,121. The income inequality in Indianapolis city (balance), IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,678

2018 value

± $1,854

0.959%

1 Year Growth

± 4.93%

Households in Indianapolis city (balance), IN have a median annual income of $47,678, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,225 in 2017, which represents a 0.959% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,589

Average Male Salary

± $1,261

$44,121

Average Female Salary

± $895

In 2018, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,624 ± $5,989

  2. White

    $48,199 ± $791

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $42,350 ± $18,800

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Indianapolis city (balance), IN is from Indiana.

0.448

2018 Wage GINI

0.45

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.449% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3302.03

  2. Census Tract 3212

  3. Census Tract 3301.08

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was Census Tract 3302.03 with a value of $147,857, followed by Census Tract 3212 and Census Tract 3301.08, with respective values of $127,383 and $123,264.

The following map shows all of the places in Indianapolis city (balance), IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Indianapolis city (balance), IN (168k out of 835k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    76,510 ± 2,195

  2. Black

    65,746 ± 1,943

  3. Hispanic

    29,232 ± 1,259

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Indianapolis city (balance), IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

423k

2018 Value

± 12,281

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 3.97%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Indianapolis city (balance), IN grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 414k employees to 423k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Indianapolis city (balance), IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54,576 people), Sales & Related Occupations (40,641 people), and Management Occupations (35,916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Indianapolis city (balance), IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Indianapolis city (balance), IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54,576 people), Sales & Related Occupations (40,641 people), and Management Occupations (35,916 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Indianapolis city (balance), IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.34 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.14 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Indianapolis city (balance), IN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($74,673), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,890), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

423k

2018 Value

± 12,281

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 3.97%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Indianapolis city (balance), IN grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 414k employees to 423k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Indianapolis city (balance), IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,636 people), Retail Trade (52,252 people), and Manufacturing (48,675 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Indianapolis city (balance), IN, though some of these residents may live in Indianapolis city (balance), IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Indianapolis city (balance), IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (57,636 people), Retail Trade (52,252 people), and Manufacturing (48,675 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Indianapolis city (balance), IN has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.52 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.19 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Indianapolis city (balance), IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,834), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,455), and Public Administration ($45,960).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $73.5B

  2. $45.8B

  3. $42.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $73.5B, followed by Base metals ($45.8B) and Mixed freight ($42.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Indiana state.

$487B

2020 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

43.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $487B. This is expected to increase 43.3% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.4B

  2. $36.8B

  3. $34.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44.4B, followed by Michigan with $36.8B and Illinois and $34.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.2% of the population of Indianapolis city (balance), IN has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 9.15% on Medicare, 9.92% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Indianapolis city (balance), IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Indianapolis city (balance), IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Indiana in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.8%

Uninsured

47.3%

Employer Coverage

21.6%

Medicaid

9.15%

Medicare

9.92%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Indianapolis city (balance), IN grew by 15.9% from 9.33% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Indianapolis city (balance), IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Indiana by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Indianapolis city (balance), IN is home to a population of 864k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.23% of Indianapolis city (balance), IN residents were born outside of the country (79.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Indianapolis city (balance), IN is composed of 465k White Alone residents (53.9%), 252k Black or African American Alone residents (29.2%), 88k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.2%), 31.8k Asian Alone residents (3.68%), 20.8k Two or More Races residents (2.4%), 3.95k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.457%), 1.67k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.193%), and 534 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0618%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Indianapolis city (balance), IN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Indianapolis city (balance), IN residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

79.1k people

8.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

74.7k people

As of 2017, 9.23% of Indianapolis city (balance), IN residents (79.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was 8.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    108,445 ± 8,019 people

  2. India

    31,299 ± 4,333 people

  3. China

    24,613 ± 3,845 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 108,445 Indiana residents, followed by India with 31,299 and China with 24,613.

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Citizenship

93.4%

2018 Citizenship

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.4% of Indianapolis city (balance), IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    465k ± 5.34k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    252k ± 4.86k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    88k ± 8.36k

In 2018, there were 1.85 times more White Alone residents (465k people) in Indianapolis city (balance), IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252k Black or African American Alone and 88k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Indianapolis city (balance), IN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,050 ± 2,225

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,102 ± 1,703

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,441 ± 1,226

Indianapolis city (balance), IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Indianapolis city (balance), IN awarded 37,463 degrees. The student population of Indianapolis city (balance), IN is skewed towards women, with 54,885 male students and 77,074 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Indianapolis city (balance), IN are White (28,114 and 76.6%), followed by Black or African American (3,696 and 10.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,790 and 4.88%), and Two or More Races (1,122 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Indianapolis city (balance), IN by number of degrees awarded are Ivy Tech Community College (21,046 and 56.2%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,789 and 20.8%), and American College of Education (1,796 and 4.79%).

The most popular majors in Indianapolis city (balance), IN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (5,582 and 14.9%), Registered Nursing (2,290 and 6.11%), and General Business Administration & Management (2,147 and 5.73%).

The median tuition costs in Indianapolis city (balance), IN are $27,860 for private four year colleges, and $8,255 and $28,727 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was General Business Administration & Management with 772 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Indianapolis city (balance), IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 21,046 degrees awarded

  2. 7,789 degrees awarded

  3. 1,796 degrees awarded

$8,255

Median In-State Public

$27,860

Median Private

In 2017, the Indianapolis city (balance), IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ivy Tech Community College with 21,046 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

14,339

Degrees Awarded to Men

23,124

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 14,339 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Indianapolis city (balance), IN, which is 0.62 times less than the 23,124 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    28,114 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,696 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,790 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Indianapolis city (balance), IN were to White students. These 28,114 degrees mean that there were 7.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,696 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was $142,700 in 2018, which is 0.621 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $137,600 to $142,700, a 3.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Indianapolis city (balance), IN is 52.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Indianapolis city (balance), IN have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Indianapolis city (balance), IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,700

2018 Median

± $2,905

$137,600

2017 Median

± $2,864

In 2018, the median property value in Indianapolis city (balance), IN grew to to $142,700 from the previous year's value of $137,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Indianapolis city (balance), IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Indianapolis city (balance), IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$47,678

Median Household Income

± $1,854

340k

Number of Households

± 10,055

In 2018, the median household income of the 340k households in Indianapolis city (balance), IN grew to $47,678 from the previous year's value of $47,225.

The following chart displays the households in Indianapolis city (balance), IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Indianapolis city (balance), IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Indianapolis city (balance), IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.9%

2018 Homeownership

53.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 52.9% of the housing units in Indianapolis city (balance), IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Indianapolis city (balance), IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Indianapolis city (balance), IN have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Indianapolis city (balance), IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    8.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.38%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Indianapolis city (balance), IN was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.36%) and those who Worked At Home (3.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Indianapolis city (balance), IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Indianapolis city (balance), IN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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