Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
2.11M
0.955% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
0.273% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
2.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,571
9.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$223,300
19.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.06M
1.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN had a population of 2.11M people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $73,571. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew from 2.09M to 2.11M, a 0.955% increase and its median household income grew from $67,330 to $73,571, a 9.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (70%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), and White (Hispanic) (2.7%).

None of the households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Ivy Tech Community College (31,118 degrees awarded in 2022), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (8,172 degrees), and American College of Education (4,416 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was $223,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.3%.

Most people in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is home to a population of 2.11M people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.49% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents were born outside of the country (158k people).

In 2022, there were 4.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.48M people) in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 319k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 78.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.48M ± 1.84k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    319k ± 2.88k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    78.3k ± 1.54k
7.26%
Hispanic Population
153k people

In 2022, there were 4.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.48M people) in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 319k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 78.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.26% of the people in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are hispanic (153k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
158k people
7.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
153k people

As of 2022, 7.49% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents (158k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was 7.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    31,291 ± 1,341
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    21,550 ± 1,220
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16,203 ± 1,220

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN employs 1.06M people. The largest industries in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (153,970 people), Manufacturing (130,909 people), and Retail Trade (119,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,895), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,696).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.06M
2022 Value
± 9,127
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 1.05M employees to 1.06M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122,915 people), Management Occupations (120,416 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (98,652 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.06M
2022 Value
± 9,127
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 1.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 1.05M employees to 1.06M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (153,970 people), Manufacturing (130,909 people), and Retail Trade (119,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, though some of these residents may live in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,277
Median earning men ± $537
$39,702
Median earning women ± $497

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,268), Public Administration ($70,920), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,621).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,929), Manufacturing ($49,811), and Public Administration ($48,557).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 20,216
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 12,483
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 11,598
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN awarded 51,287 degrees. The student population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 61,792 male students and 85,938 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are White (37,490 and 74.4%), followed by Black or African American (4,613 and 9.15%), Hispanic or Latino (2,772 and 5.5%), and Two or More Races (1,908 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ivy Tech Community College (31,118 and 60.7%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (8,172 and 15.9%), and American College of Education (4,416 and 8.61%).

The most popular majors in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (6,305 and 12.3%), General Business Administration & Management (3,497 and 6.82%), and Registered Nursing (2,457 and 4.79%).

The median tuition costs in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are $33,252 for private four year colleges, and $8,972 and $31,410 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 147,730 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 147,730 students enrolled in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 97,381 records, of which 58.1% were women and 41.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 1,092 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 31,118 degrees awarded
  2. 8,172 degrees awarded
  3. 4,416 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ivy Tech Community College with 31,118 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 19,196 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, which is 0.598 times less than the 32,091 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 37,490 degrees mean that there were 8.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,613 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,252) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,172) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was $223,300 in 2022, which is 0.792 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $186,700 to $223,300, a 19.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is 66.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is $73,571. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

Property

$223,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,618
$545,951
Median Property Taxes
±$6,167

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.3% of the housing units in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $103,038 and $95,261.

The following map shows all of the counties in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$73,571
Median Household Income
± $819
823k
Number of Households
± 8,205

In 2022, the median household income of the 823k households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew to $73,571 from the previous year's value of $67,330.

The following chart displays the households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.33%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.33%).

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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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (223k out of 2.07M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, 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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Health

92.7% of the population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.32%
Uninsured
55%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN declined by 3.18% from 7.56% to 7.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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