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Indiana State Profile

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Population

  • With 6,271,973 residents in 2005, Indiana is the 15th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Indiana grew 3.1 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Indiana is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 86.0% 85.6% 85.3% 85.0% 84.7% 84.3%
Hispanic, Latino 3.6% 3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 4.5%
African-American 8.4% 8.4% 8.5% 8.6% 8.6% 8.7%
Native American, AK Native 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.2%
Two or More Races 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Indiana - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Indiana are Indianapolis-Carmel, Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend.
  • Indianapolis (the capital of IN) had an estimated population of 1,640,591 in 2005 – the 34th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Fort Wayne in 2005 was 404,414 – the 118th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Evansville was the 139th largest metropolitan area with 349,543 residents.
  • The South Bend MSA had 318,156 – the 146th largest in the U.S.

Indiana - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Indiana ranked 32nd among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($30,204 per resident).
  • Indiana’s personal income relative to the U.S. fell from 97 percent in 1960 to 91 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Indiana as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Indiana per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Indiana has the 27th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (12.2%) and the 28th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (16.7%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Indiana - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Indiana ranked 31st among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (88.1%).
  • Indiana ranked 44th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (23.1%) and 40th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (8.0%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Indiana has a larger percentage of adults who have completed just a high school diploma and smaller percentages with college degrees – associate and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Indiana and the U.S. Average
Indiana education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Indiana - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Indiana had the 13th highest unemployment rate of all states – 5.4 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Indiana has a much larger percentage of its workforce employed in production and transportation occupations and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with larger percentages of Indiana’s employment in the manufacturing and transportation industries and smaller percentages employed all other categories of industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Indiana ranked 36th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Indiana - Health and Well-Being

  • 14.2 percent of Indiana residents do not have health insurance – the 23rd lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • Over a quarter (25.5%) of Indiana residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Indiana, 220 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Indiana residents (352 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Indiana ranked 32nd among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Indiana - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Indiana had the 29th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (325 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,398 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Indiana – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Indiana had the 31st highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 386 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Indiana has remained below the U.S. average since 1980 – particularly from 1990 to 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Indiana and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Indiana and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Indiana Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Indiana ranges from $21,348 in Starke County to $43,600 in Hamilton County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 8.2 percent in Switzerland County to 52.0 percent in Hamilton County (a ratio of more than 6 to 1).

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