Indianapolis metropolitan area
Indianapolis - Carmel
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN MSA (dark blue)
Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN CSA.
|• Metropolitan area||15,614.6 km2 (6,028.83 sq mi)|
|• Land||15,386.4 km2 (5,940.73 sq mi)|
|• Water||228.2 km2 (88.10 sq mi) 1.46%|
|• MSA||12,398.5 km2 (4,787.09 sq mi)|
|• CSA||15,614.6 km2 (6,028.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||200 m (500-900 ft)|
|• Urban||1,487,483 (33rd)|
|• Urban density||812.557/km2 (2,104.514/sq mi)|
|• MSA||2,001,452 (32nd)|
|• MSA density||171.725/km2 (444.767/sq mi)|
|• CSA||2,414,369 (23rd)|
|• CSA density||155.365/km2 (402.394/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ET (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP Codes||460xx, 461xx, 462xx, 466xx, 469xx|
|Area code(s)||317, 765, 812, 930|
The Indianapolis metropolitan area, Metro Indianapolis, or Greater Indianapolis, is the metropolitan area of Central Indiana that centers on Indianapolis, Indiana, United States and its surrounding area.
The Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the metropolitan statistical area designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used by the United States Census Bureau for various statistical purposes. It includes the following counties: Marion, Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 33rd most populous metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2012, the population was 2,001,452
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, which contains an estimated 54 million people.
- 1 Combined Statistical Area
- 2 Cities and towns by population
- 3 Area codes
- 4 Colleges and universities
- 5 Sports and recreation
- 6 Famous natives
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Combined Statistical Area
The larger Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Combined Statistical Area (CSA) includes Madison County, Henry County, Bartholomew County, Montgomery County, and Jennings County, with an estimated population of 2,310,360 as of July, 2012.
Cities and towns by population
The following are the ten largest cities and towns in the Indianapolis metropolitan area as of (July 2013):
Municipalities with more than 100,000 residents
Municipalities with 10,000 to 100,000 residents
Municipalities with fewer than 10,000 citizens
The 317 area code covered all of northern and central Indiana until 1948, when the 219 area code was created. Central Indiana remained under the 317 banner until 1997, when growth in and around Indianapolis prompted the creation of 765 area code.
The 317 area code covers the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The counties covered by 317 are Boone County, Hancock County, Hamilton County, Hendricks County, Johnson County, Madison County, Morgan County, and Shelby County.
According to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the 317 area code is expected to run out of numbers in 2017. Expansion is planned, however no indication of when or what the new area code will be numbered has been given.
Colleges and universities
Greater Indianapolis is home to a number of higher education learning institutions, including:
- Anderson University (Anderson)
- Butler University (Indianapolis)
- DePauw University (Greencastle)
- Franklin College (Franklin)
- Herron School of Art and Design (Indianapolis)
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
- Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (Indianapolis)
- Lincoln College of Technology (Indianapolis)
- Marian University (Indianapolis)
- Oakland City University (Indianapolis)
- The Art Institute of Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
- University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
- University of Phoenix
- Wabash College (Crawfordsville)
- Western Governors University (Indianapolis)
Sports and recreation
Indianapolis professional sports teams include the Indianapolis Colts (National Football League), and Indiana Pacers (National Basketball Association). On February 4, 2007, the Colts won Super Bowl XLI defeating the Chicago Bears 29-17 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
In the Indianapolis area, baseball and hockey are both represented at the minor league level. The Indianapolis Indians are the Triple-A affiliate to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Indians play at Victory Field and compete in the International League. The Indiana Ice were founded in 2004–05 and are members of the United States Hockey League. The team plays their home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Pan Am Plaza.
The area has hosted many major sporting events, including Super Bowl XLVI, several Men's and Women's NCAA basketball tournaments, the 1987 Pan American Games, PGA and LPGA Tour events at Crooked Stick Golf Club, and the 2013 International Champions Cup between Chelsea F.C. and Inter Milan. Also, the area annually hosts the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, the Big Ten Football Championship Game, and the NFL Scouting Combine.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a headquartered in Indianapolis.
|Indianapolis Colts||Football||NFL||Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis|
|Indiana Pacers||Basketball||NBA||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Fuel||Ice hockey||ECHL||Fairgrounds Coliseum||Indianapolis|
|Various||Auto racing||IRL, NASCAR, NHRA||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||Speedway|
|Indiana Fever||Basketball||WNBA||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||Indianapolis|
|Indianapolis Indians||Baseball||IL||Victory Field||Indianapolis|
|Indiana Ice||Ice hockey||USHL||Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Pan American Arena||Indianapolis|
|Indy Eleven||Soccer||NASL||Carroll Stadium||Indianapolis|
|Various||Golf||PGA, LPGA||Crooked Stick Golf Club||Carmel|
|IUPUI||Various||NCAA Division I (The Summit League)||Carroll Stadium and Fairgrounds Coliseum|
|Butler University||Various||NCAA Division I (Big East Conference)||Various including Hinkle Fieldhouse and Butler Bowl||Indianapolis|
Also, high school sports are highly competitive in Greater Indianapolis. In 2013, MaxPreps ranked Indianapolis No. 3 in its Top 10 Metro Areas for High School Football.
- Steve Alford
- Philip Warren Anderson
- John Andretti
- Tim Bogar
- Roger D. Branigin
- James Brewer
- Maria Cantwell
- Rodney Carney
- Ed Carpenter
- Lauren Cheney
- Roosevelt Colvin
- Mike Conley, Jr.
- James Dean
- Chris Doleman
- Tandon Doss
- Katie Douglas
- Colonel Eli Lilly
- Steve Ells
- Anthony W. England
- Mike Epps
- Carl Erskine
- Michael L. Eskew
- Carl G. Fisher
- Jared Fogle
- Jake Fox
- Vivica A. Fox
- Brendan Fraser
- Katie Gearlds
- Jeff George
- Eric Gordon
- Jeff Gordon
- John Green (author)
- William Grose
- Nick Hardwick
- Del Harris
- Gordon Hayward
- Alan Henderson
- George Hill
- Tommy Hunter
- JaJuan Johnson
- Mathias Kiwanuka
- Ron Klain
- Adam Lambert
- Courtney Lee
- David Letterman
- Richard Lugar
- Lance Lynn
- George McGinnis
- Steve McQueen
- Josh McRoberts
- Brandon Miller
- Rick Mount
- Ryan Murphy (writer)
- Greg Oden
- Jane Pauley
- Madelyn Pugh
- Dan Quayle
- Oscar Robertson
- Courtney Roby
- Walter Bedell Smith
- Brad Stevens
- Tony Stewart
- Drew Storen
- Marc Summers
- Jeff Teague
- Jeremy Trueblood
- Kurt Vonnegut
- Herman B Wells
- Jason Whitlock
- David Wolf
- John Wooden
- Mike Woodson
- Lew Wallace
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- "Indianapolis beats out Houston, Arizona to host first Super Bowl". NFL.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- "Indianapolis Sports - Indianapolis Star - indystar.com". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- "Top 10 Metro Areas for high school football in 2013". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- Indianapolis, IN Combined Statistical Area (2003) map
- U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
- U.S. Census Bureau population estimates
- Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
- Historical Metropolitan Area Definitions