Indianapolis metropolitan area
|Indianapolis–Carmel–Greenwood, IN MSA|
|• Metropolitan statistical area||6,028.83 sq mi (15,614.6 km2)|
|• Urban||1,699,881 (32nd)|
|• Urban density||2,352.6/sq mi (908.4/km2)|
|• MSA||2,111,040 (33rd)|
|• CSA||2,492,514 (28th)|
|Gross Metropolitan Product|
|• Total||US$162.062 billion (2021)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (ET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
460xx, 461xx, 462xx, 466xx, 469xx
|Area codes||317, 463, 765, 812, 930|
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is an 11-county metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its principal cities are Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood, and Anderson. Other primary cities with populations of more than 50,000 include Fishers, Noblesville, and Westfield. Located in Central Indiana, it is the largest metropolitan area entirely within Indiana and the seventh largest in the American Midwest.
There are two official metropolitan boundaries for the Indianapolis metro area: the Indianapolis–Carmel–Greenwood, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie, IN Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The two regions are identical except for the addition of three metropolitan areas (Columbus, Kokomo, and Muncie) and six micropolitan statistical areas (Crawfordsville, Greencastle, Greensburg, Seymour, New Castle, and Peru) to the Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie CSA that are not included in the Indianapolis–Carmel–Greenwood MSA. The population of the MSA was 2,111,040 and the population of the CSA was 2,457,286 as of the 2020 Census.
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is a major center for agribusiness, distribution and logistics, life sciences, manufacturing, and motorsports. In 2021, the gross domestic product of the Indianapolis metropolitan area was (USD) $162.1 billion, among the 30 largest metropolitan economies in the U.S. In 2023, the Indianapolis metropolitan area was home to three Fortune 500 companies and six Fortune 1000 companies. The metropolitan area is home to several higher education institutions, including Anderson University, Butler University, Franklin College, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Marian University, and the University of Indianapolis, among others. Ivy Tech Community College has several campuses throughout the region.
Indianapolis–Carmel–Greenwood, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
In the 2020 Census, there were 2,111,040 people residing in the MSA. The racial demographics were 69.6% White, 15.0% Black or African-American, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.9% Asian, 4.5% Other and 6.6% Two or More Races. 8.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.
Municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants
Municipalities with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants
Municipalities with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants
- Lawrence – Pop: 47,866
- Plainfield – Pop: 35,592 (2021)
- Zionsville – Pop: 31,702 (2021)
- Brownsburg – Pop: 30,068 (2021)
- Franklin – Pop: 25,437 (2021)
- Greenfield – Pop: 24,009 (2021)
- Avon – Pop: 22,860 (2021)
- Shelbyville – Pop: 19,048
- Lebanon – Pop: 16,840 (2021)
- Beech Grove – Pop: 14,740
- Speedway – Pop: 12,102
- Martinsville – Pop: 11,669
- Whitestown – Pop: 11,093 (2021)
- Danville – Pop: 10,758 (2021)
- Bargersville – Pop: 10,239 (2021)
Municipalities with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants
- Mooresville – Pop: 9,576
- McCordsville – Pop: 9,524 (2021)
- Elwood – Pop: 8,480
- Cumberland – Pop: 6,182 (2021)
- New Whiteland – Pop: 5,593 (2021)
- Tipton – Pop: 5,275 (2020)
- Alexandria – Pop: 5,067
- Cicero – Pop: 4,891
- Edinburgh – Pop: 4,533
- Whiteland – Pop: 4,303
- Pendleton – Pop: 4,212
- Fortville – Pop: 3,953
- Pittsboro – Pop: 3,188
- Sheridan – Pop: 2,893
- Chesterfield – Pop: 2,504
- Ingalls – Pop: 2,390
- New Palestine – Pop: 2,105
- Lapel – Pop: 2,051
- Edgewood – Pop: 1,885
- Frankton – Pop: 1,831
- Southport – Pop: 1,753
- Arcadia – Pop: 1,680
- Meridian Hills – Pop: 1,673
- Brooklyn – Pop: 1,604
- Warren Park – Pop: 1,531
- Thorntown – Pop: 1,484
- Clermont – Pop: 1,402
- Monrovia – Pop: 1,354
- Morristown – Pop: 1,326
- Princes Lakes – Pop: 1,326
- Trafalgar – Pop: 1,145
- Nashville – Pop: 1,076
- St. Paul – Pop: 1,052
- Clayton – Pop: 1,001
Municipalities with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants
- Summitville – Pop: 991
- Morgantown – Pop: 988
- Jamestown – Pop: 939
- Shirley – Pop: 828
- Atlanta – Pop: 740
- Homecroft – Pop: 740
- Windfall – Pop: 696
- Paragon – Pop: 662
- Rocky Ripple – Pop: 625
- Sharpsville – Pop: 553
- Coatesville – Pop: 542
- North Salem – Pop: 525
- Markleville – Pop: 522
- Advance – Pop: 509
- Lizton – Pop: 497
- Wilkinson – Pop: 451
- Williams Creek – Pop: 419
- Amo – Pop: 413
- Orestes – Pop: 411
- Stilesville – Pop: 326
- Fairland – Pop: 316
- Kempton – Pop: 288 (2020)
- Wynnedale – Pop: 238
- Spring Lake – Pop: 218
- Ulen – Pop: 124
- Spring Hill – Pop: 101
- Bethany – Pop: 81
- Country Club Heights – Pop: 78
- Woodlawn Heights – Pop: 78
- Crows Nest – Pop: 75
- North Crows Nest – Pop: 46
- River Forest – Pop: 22
|County||2020 Census||2010 Census||Change|
Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie, IN Combined Statistical Area
As of 2023[update], the Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie, IN Combined Statistical Area (CSA) consists of four metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and six micropolitan statistical areas (µSAs) covering 20 counties. In 2022, the CSA's population estimate was 2,631,863, ranking as the 27th largest in the U.S.
- Indianapolis–Carmel–Greenwood Metropolitan Statistical Area (11 counties: Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Hancock, Morgan, Boone, Shelby, Brown, and Tipton); population: 2,089,673 (2020)
- Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (Delaware County); population: 111,903
- Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (Howard County); population: 83,658
- Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (Bartholomew County); population: 82,208
- New Castle, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area (Henry County); population: 48,914
- Seymour, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area (Jackson County); population: 46,428
- Crawfordsville, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area (Montgomery County); population: 37,936
- Greencastle, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area (Putnam County); population: 36,726
- Peru, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area (Miami County); population: 35,962
- Greensburg, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area (Decatur County); population: 26,472
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.
According to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the 317 area code was expected to run out of numbers in 2017. Overlay area code 463 was implemented in late 2016, thereby requiring 10-digit dialing.
In 2021, the gross domestic product of the Indianapolis metropolitan area was (USD) $162.1 billion, among the 30 largest metropolitan economies in the U.S. In 2021, the Indianapolis metropolitan area was home to three Fortune 500 companies and six Fortune 1000 companies. The largest public companies based in the Indianapolis metropolitan area were:
|2||Eli Lilly and Company||Indianapolis||Pharmaceutical||28.3||122|
|4||Simon Property Group||Indianapolis||Real estate||5.1||593|
|5||Elanco||Greenfield||Pharmaceutical (animal health)||4.8||628|
|6||CNO Financial Group||Carmel||Financial services||4.1||682|
|7||Calumet Specialty Products Partners||Indianapolis||Specialty chemicals||3.1||807|
|8||Allison Transmission||Indianapolis||Automotive components||2.4||940|
|Sources: Fortune and Indianapolis Business Journal|
Private companies based in the Indianapolis MSA include financial services company OneAmerica Financial Partners, agricultural cooperative CountryMark, and regional airline Republic Airways Holdings. Other notable companies based in the region include Angi, Barnes & Thornburg, BSA LifeStructures, Complexly, Delta Faucet Company, Emmis Communications, Envigo, Finish Line, Inc., First Internet Bancorp, Formstack, Hackett Publishing Company, Herff Jones, Hubstaff, KLH Audio, Klipsch Audio Technologies, Lids, Lucas Oil Products, Monarch Beverage, Noble Roman's, Pay Less Super Markets, Remy International, and Steak 'n Shake.
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is a major hub for motorsports, specifically American open-wheel car racing. Notable facilities include Anderson Speedway in Anderson, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, among many others. Racing teams based in the area include Andretti Autosport, Arrow McLaren, Chip Ganassi Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing, and Juncos Hollinger Racing in Indianapolis; Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in Carmel, HMD Motorsports in Brownsburg, and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in Zionsville, among numerous others. Italian racecar manufacturer Dallara opened a facility in Speedway in 2012.
Indiana's "Crossroads of America" moniker is largely attributed to the historical function of the Indianapolis metropolitan area has played as a center for logistics and transportation.
The Indianapolis area is a major point on the United States Interstate Highway System, as it is a confluence of four major interstate highways:
- I-65 – Runs to Gary, Indiana to the north and Louisville, Kentucky Nashville, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama, to the south.
- I-69 – Runs to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Lansing and Flint, Michigan to the north and is expected to run to Evansville, Indiana, to the south (currently under construction; Martinsville, Indiana, to Evansville completed)
- I-70 – Runs to Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, and Baltimore, Maryland to the east and St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado, to the west.
- I-74 – Runs to Cincinnati, Ohio, to the east and Peoria, Illinois, to the west.
Other interstates that cross through the Indianapolis area include:
- I-465 – Is a beltway circling suburban Indianapolis that is also known as the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway
- I-865 – Is an east–west connector northwest of Indianapolis in Boone County
Indiana state highways
Other notable roads
Other notable roads in the area are:
- Indiana Avenue (Indianapolis) – One of four diagonal streets included in Alexander Ralston's 1821 Plat of Indianapolis, the street became a center for the local African American community and now anchors a cultural district of the same name.
- Meridian Street (Indianapolis) – A primary north–south route through Marion and Hamilton counties, the street serves as the axis separating east addresses from west addresses.
- Michigan Road – Indiana's first "highway," built in the 1830s and 1840s, running north to Michigan City, Indiana and south to Madison, Indiana.
- Sam Jones Expressway (Indianapolis) – Expressway between I-465 and I-70, connecting south-central Indianapolis with the site of the former terminal of the Indianapolis International Airport.
- Washington Street (Indianapolis) – A primary east–west street through Marion County, the street follows the route of the National Road for almost all of its length in the city of Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is served by several airports, most under the ownership and operation of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, including Eagle Creek Airpark (EYE), Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport (UMP), Indianapolis Regional Airport (MQJ), Hendricks County Airport (2R2), Indianapolis Downtown Heliport (8A4), and the busiest airport in the state, Indianapolis International Airport (IND). In 2022, Indianapolis International served 8.7 million passengers and handled 1.25 million metric tonnes of cargo.
Other airports within the region include:
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is home to several higher education institutions, including:
- Anderson University
- Ball State University
- Butler University
- Crossroads Bible College
- Franklin College
- Indiana Bible College
- Indiana Institute of Technology‡
- Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
- Indiana Wesleyan University‡
- Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
- Marian University
- Martin University
- Oakland City University‡
- Trine University‡
- University of Indianapolis
- Vincennes University‡
The ‡ symbol denotes university branches whose main campuses are located outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
|Indianapolis Colts||American Football||1984||NFL||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Indiana Pacers||Basketball||1967||NBA||Gainbridge Fieldhouse|
|Indiana Fever||Basketball||2000||WNBA||Gainbridge Fieldhouse|
|Indy Eleven||Soccer||2013||USL||IU Michael A. Carroll Stadium|
Eleven Park (planned 2025)
|Indy Fuel||Ice hockey||2014||ECHL||Indiana Farmers Coliseum|
Fishers Event Center (planned 2024)
|Indianapolis Indians||Baseball||1902||IL (Triple-A)||Victory Field|
|F.C. Indiana||Women's Soccer||2003||WPSL||Newton Park|
|Indianapolis AlleyCats||Ultimate||2012||AUDL||Grand Park|
College sports (Division I)
Headquartered in Indianapolis, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is the preeminent collegiate athletic governing body in the U.S. and Canada, regulating athletes of 1,281 institutions; conferences; organizations; and individuals. The NCAA also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports.
The Indianapolis metropolitan area hosts several notable sporting events annually, including the Brickyard 400, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, NHRA U.S. Nationals, NFL Scouting Combine, Big Ten Football Championship Game, the largest half marathon in the U.S., and the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500. The cars competing in the latter race are known as IndyCars as a reference to the event. Indianapolis has also been a frequent host of the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's basketball tournaments. Other major sporting events hosted include Pan American Games X in 1987, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, and the 2013 International Champions Cup between Chelsea F.C. and Inter Milan.
- Steve Alford
- Philip Warren Anderson
- John Andretti
- Babyface (musician)
- Melvin E. Biddle
- 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
- 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
- Nick Martin (American football)
- Zach Martin
- Steve McQueen
- Josh McRoberts
- Brandon Miller
- Rick Mount
- Ryan Murphy (writer)
- Greg Oden
- Jane Pauley
- Madelyn Pugh
- Oscar Robertson
- Courtney Roby
- Walter Bedell Smith
- Brad Stevens
- Tony Stewart
- Drew Storen
- Marc Summers
- Steve Talley
- Jeff Teague
- Jeremy Trueblood
- Kurt Vonnegut
- Herman B Wells
- Jason Whitlock
- David Wolf
- John Wooden
- Mike Woodson
- Lew Wallace
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- List of United States metropolitan statistical areas by population
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