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City of Indianapolis, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana with a population of 864,712 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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City of Indianapolis, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 864,712
Daytime Population: Workers 589,099
Daytime Population: Residents 430,331
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,019,430
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 848,432
Population in Familes 632,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,280
Population Density2 2,392
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $44,413
Average Household Income $63,757
Per Capita Income $25,889


Total Housing Units 394,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184,530 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 162,262 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47,853 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $129,324
Average Home Value $167,768


Total Households 346,791
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 201,895
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.71%
Households 0.59% 0.63%
Families 0.34% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 2017 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 # 460 33rd
Per Capita Income # 231 66th

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