Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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Population

2.03M

1.27% growth

Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$59,566

4.96% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

1.01M

1.18% growth

Median Property Value

$162,200

5.67% growth

About

In 2017, Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN had a population of 2.03M people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $59,566. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew from 2M to 2.03M, a 1.27% increase and its median household income grew from $56,750 to $59,566, a 4.96% increase.

The population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is 72.3% White Alone, 14.9% Black or African American Alone, and 6.82% Hispanic or Latino. 9.93% of the people in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Ivy Tech Community College (19,383 degrees awarded in 2016), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,425 degrees), and American College of Education (1,546 degrees).

The median property value in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is $162,200, and the homeownership rate is 65.4%. Most people in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Canal walk in downtown Indianapolis.

Economy

The economy of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN employs 1.01M people. The largest industries in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (147,039 people), Manufacturing (118,905 people), and Retail Trade (106,588 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,201), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,462), and Utilities ($62,452).

Median household income in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is $59,566. Males in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,336. The income inequality in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,566

2017 value

± $1,518

4.96%

1 Year Growth

± 2.88%

Households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have a median annual income of $59,566, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,750 in 2016, which represents a 4.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,734

Average Male Salary

± $1,127

$44,336

Average Female Salary

± $939

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,125 ± $6,670

  2. White

    $46,930 ± $736

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,004 ± $13,534

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is from Indiana.

0.45

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.79% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $93,604, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $81,785 and $70,991.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (268k out of 1.95M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    158,176 ± 3,020

  2. Black

    75,350 ± 2,067

  3. Hispanic

    38,449 ± 1,424

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.01M

2017 Value

± 17,615

1.18%

1 Year growth

± 2.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 995k employees to 1.01M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (141,662 people), Management Occupations (114,380 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (100,317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (141,662 people), Management Occupations (114,380 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (100,317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.41 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.21 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,429), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,655), and Management Occupations ($71,759).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.01M

2017 Value

± 17,615

1.18%

1 Year growth

± 2.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 995k employees to 1.01M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (147,039 people), Manufacturing (118,905 people), and Retail Trade (106,588 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, though some of these residents may live in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (147,039 people), Manufacturing (118,905 people), and Retail Trade (106,588 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.69 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.31 times), and Manufacturing (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,201), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,462), and Utilities ($62,452).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92% of the population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.03%

Uninsured

54.5%

Employer Coverage

15.1%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.38%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew by 5.66% from 7.6% to 8.03%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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Diversity

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is home to a population of 2.03M people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.54% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents were born outside of the country (133k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is composed of 1.47M White Alone residents (72.3%), 303k Black or African American Alone residents (14.9%), 138k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.82%), 62.2k Asian Alone residents (3.07%), 50.1k Two or More Races residents (2.47%), 4.74k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.234%), 2.84k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.14%), and 317 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0156%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Spanish (98,984 speakers), Other Languages of Asia (10,710 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (8,270 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

133k people

6.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

126k people

As of 2017, 6.54% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents (133k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was 6.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,437 ± 7,760 people

  2. India

    30,023 ± 4,244 people

  3. China

    22,969 ± 3,714 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,437 Indiana residents, followed by India with 30,023 and China with 22,969.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.47M ± 2.53k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    303k ± 5.04k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    138k ± 7.93k

In 2017, there were 4.85 times more White Alone residents (1.47M people) in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 303k Black or African American Alone and 138k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    98,984 speakers (5.23%)

  2. Other Languages of Asia

    10,710 speakers (0.566%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    8,270 speakers (0.437%)

9.93% of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was Spanish. 5.23% of the overall population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are native Spanish speakers. 0.566% speak Other Languages of Asia and 0.437% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    35,042 ± 2,375

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    21,247 ± 2,516

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    19,520 ± 2,503

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN awarded 36,992 degrees. The student population of Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is skewed towards women, with 58,690 male students and 82,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are White (27,526 and 76.2%), followed by Black or African American (3,795 and 10.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,952 and 5.41%), and Unknown (1,183 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ivy Tech Community College (19,383 and 52.4%), Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (7,425 and 20.1%), and American College of Education (1,546 and 4.18%).

The most popular majors in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (3,116 and 8.42%), General Business Administration & Management (2,354 and 6.36%), and Registered Nursing (2,201 and 5.95%).

The median tuition costs in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN are $29,170 for private four year colleges, and $8,141 and $28,727 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was General Business Administration & Management with 1,157 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 19,383 degrees awarded

  2. 7,425 degrees awarded

  3. 1,546 degrees awarded

$8,141

Median In-State Public

$29,170

Median Private

In 2016, the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ivy Tech Community College with 19,383 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13,780

Degrees Awarded to Men

23,212

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13,780 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN, which is 0.594 times less than the 23,212 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    27,526 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,795 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,952 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN were to White students. These 27,526 degrees mean that there were 7.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,795 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was $162,200 in 2017, which is 0.745 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,500 to $162,200, a 5.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is 65.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,566

Median Household Income

± $1,518

773k

Number of Households

± 15,095

In 2017, the median household income of the 773k households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew to $59,566 from the previous year's value of $56,750.

The following chart displays the households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$162,200

2017 Median

± $2,146

$153,500

2016 Median

± $2,050

In 2017, the median property value in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN grew to to $162,200 from the previous year's value of $153,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%

2017 Homeownership

64.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.4% of the housing units in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.04%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN was Drove Alone (82.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.04%) and those who Worked At Home (5.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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