Indiana Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Indiana, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Indiana

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Indiana based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 46077 Boone County, Hamilton County, Marion County $190,853.00
2 46033 Hamilton County $182,334.00
3 46814 Allen County $170,508.00
4 46032 Hamilton County $168,002.00
5 46037 Hamilton County $152,780.00
6 46106 Johnson County, Morgan County $151,020.00
7 46278 Hendricks County, Marion County $148,663.00
8 46301 Porter County $146,056.00
9 46055 Hamilton County, Hancock County $145,949.00
10 46530 Elkhart County, St. Joseph County $142,746.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Indiana.

Richest Cities in Indiana

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Indiana. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Indiana by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Meridian Hills Marion County $278,878.00
2 Williams Creek Marion County $276,472.00
3 Zionsville Boone County $189,834.00
4 Long Beach LaPorte County $175,149.00
5 Clay Hamilton County $168,098.00
6 Carmel Hamilton County $167,227.00
7 Ogden Dunes Porter County $165,963.00
8 Fall Creek Hamilton County $160,310.00
9 Darmstadt Vanderburgh County $160,131.00
10 Bargersville Johnson County $151,485.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Indiana.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Indiana is $58,235.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Indiana.

  • Under 25
    $32,864.00
  • 25 to 44
    $68,146.00
  • 45 to 64
    $75,767.00
  • 65 and over
    $45,864.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Indiana?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Indiana is $76,984.00.

5.37% of households in Indiana are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Indiana but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Indiana

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Indiana easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    18.08%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    22.32%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    18.79%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.82%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    15.61%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    6.02%
  • $200,000 or more
    5.37%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Indiana. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Indiana by the total number of people in Indiana.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Indiana and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Indiana is $30,693.00.

Population in Indiana by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Indiana is currently 6,696,893 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Indiana can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Indiana.

  • 77.80% White
    5,255,601
  • 9.30% Black/African American
    625,756
  • 0.10% Native
    6,863
  • 7.30% Hispanic
    494,408
  • 2.40% Asian
    162,123
  • 0.00% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1,982
  • 2.70% Two or more races
    185,158
  • 0.30% Other
    19,449

Population of Indiana by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Indiana is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 435,767 415,685
10 to 19 Years 479,000 454,779
20 to 29 Years 463,777 450,843
30 to 39 Years 433,888 430,615
40 to 49 Years 413,716 410,022
50 to 59 Years 436,084 437,695
60 to 69 Years 382,165 410,060
70 Years and over 299,963 397,281

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Indiana.

  • Master's degree or higher
    12.12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28.88%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11.10%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45.24%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.66%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Indiana because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Indiana look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Indiana that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Indiana that are over the age of 16 is 5,343,229 people.

The unemployment rate in Indiana is 36.10%, which means 1,927,058 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Indiana

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Indiana. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Indiana is 37.9 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Indiana

37.9

Total

36.8

Male

38.9

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 2,622,601 households in Indiana, and the average household size is 2.5 people.

For families, the total number is 1,688,696, and the average family size is 3.1 people.

8.60% of those families in Indiana are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Indiana in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Indiana for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 1,258,384 130,524 299,788 933,905
Average Household Size 3.16 3.24 3.33 1.25
Total Families 1,258,384 130,524 299,788 0
Average Household Size 3.14 2.8 3.1 0

Housing Data in Indiana

There are total of 2,911,562 housing units in Indiana. Of those units, 2,622,601 (90.08%) are occupied, and 288,961 (9.92%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 2,911,562 housing units in Indiana, 747,966 (25.69%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $891.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 62.92% of housing units, with 1,831,953 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Indiana.

  • No rent paid
    42,682
  • Less than $500
    74,946
  • $500 to $999
    402,707
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    209,623
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    44,161
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    9,893
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    2,471
  • $3,000 or more
    4,165

Property Values

The median value of a property in Indiana is $158,500.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Indiana.

  • Less than $50,000
    137,898
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    339,939
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    370,604
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    337,718
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    349,625
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    219,771
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    64,300
  • $1,000,000 or more
    12,098

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Indiana.

  • 1939 or earlier
    478,805
  • 1940 to 1949
    163,758
  • 1950 to 1959
    314,482
  • 1960 to 1969
    314,341
  • 1970 to 1979
    396,065
  • 1980 to 1989
    282,949
  • 1990 to 1999
    422,268
  • 2000 to 2009
    351,620
  • 2010 to 2013
    182,546
  • 2014 or later
    4,728

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Indiana has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    160,347
  • 1 vehicle available
    825,446
  • 2 vehicles available
    1,009,593
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    627,215

Commuting to Work in Indiana

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Indiana, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 23.9 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Indiana.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    103,079
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    346,966
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    448,449
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    482,473
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    428,894
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    212,861
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    361,698
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    99,830
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    107,847
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    196,164
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    118,933
  • 90 or more minutes
    59,008

We can also look at the means of transport in Indiana to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    2,552,702
  • Carpooled
    282,768
  • Public transportation
    24,592
  • Walked
    64,750
  • Other means
    41,390
  • Worked from home
    222,904

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Indiana.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Indiana.

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