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City of Indianapolis, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana with a population of 852,380 as of July 1, 2016. City of Indianapolis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for City of Indianapolis is located at latitude 39.7767 and longitude -86.1459 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Indianapolis (see map below) encompass a land area of 361.48 sq. miles and a water area of 6.55 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of Indianapolis (GNIS ID: ) has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.

The City of Indianapolis is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with City of Indianapolis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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City of Indianapolis, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 852,380
Population in Households 836,111
Population in Familes 624,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,269
Population Density1 2,358
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 341,142
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 199,722
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 392,749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181,784 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 159,359 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51,607 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $128,424
Average Home Value $163,681


Median Household Income $43,296
Average Household Income $60,569
Per Capita Income $24,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.79%
Households 0.43% 0.69%
Families 0.22% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

City of Indianapolis, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares City of Indianapolis to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 71 90th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 456 33rd
Per Capita Income # 243 65th

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