City of Indianapolis, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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City of Indianapolis, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana with a population of 864,472 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.7771 and longitude -86.1458 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.

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City of Indianapolis, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 864,472
Population in Households 847,902
Population in Familes 626,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,570
Population Density2 2,392
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $47,490
Average Household Income $65,949
Per Capita Income $26,788


Total Housing Units 394,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180,785 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 166,213 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47,855 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $132,914
Average Home Value $172,082


Total Households 346,997
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 201,806
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% 0.63%
Households 0.53% 0.57%
Families 0.29% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2018 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 Density # 64 91st
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 435 36th
Per Capita Income # 244 64th

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