Cities & States

Population: 841,449
Fort Wayne
Population: 257,059
Population: 120,212
South Bend
Population: 100,590
Population: 85,367
Population: 83,177
Population: 82,813
Population: 78,983
Population: 78,483
Population: 70,661

Marion County
Population: 926,335
Lake County
Population: 491,596
Allen County
Population: 363,453
Hamilton County
Population: 296,635
St. Joseph County
Population: 267,246
Elkhart County
Population: 200,685
Vanderburgh County
Population: 181,305
Tippecanoe County
Population: 180,952
Porter County
Population: 166,570
Hendricks County
Population: 153,435


State of Indiana Demographics

Indiana is a Midwest state located almost in the center of the country. Its reliance on the manufacturing industry has characterized its economy since the early 1900s. It remains one of the largest producers of steel in the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the manufacturing sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government; health care and social assistance; retail trade; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Indiana for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Indiana’s labor force was basically flat over this time period, growing slight by 0.35 percent. The labor force participation rate was also flat, but remains a strong 64.4 percent. The unemployment rate fell 0.9 percent to a strong 3.5 percent, rounding out a solid if not dynamic employment profile. You can view what jobs are available in Indiana, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Indiana demographics

View more Indiana demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Indiana below. More employment information for the State of Indiana and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

The U.S. Government is the state’s largest employer, followed by Walmart, the State of Indiana, Indiana University Health, St. Vincent Health, Indiana University, Purdue University, The Kroger Company, Franciscan Alliance Inc., and Community Health Network. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
6.67% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Indiana

Directory of Counties in Indiana

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