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Indianapolis Population

883,570

Indianapolis is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana, often shortened to Indy. Indiana located near the geographical center of the Indiana state, Indianapolis has been the capital since Indiana became a state. Indianapolis population in 2020 is estimated to be 883,570. Indianapolis is one of the largest inland cities in the U.S. Indianapolis was founded in 1820, the area where the city now stands was originally home to the Lenape of Delaware Nation. The name "Indiana" stands for Land of the Indians, in reality fewer than Native Americans actually reside in the state today. Indianapolis is the state capital of Indiana and plays host to the world-renowned Indy 500 motor race each May. Historic Market place was first opened in 1886, the Indianapolis City Market is the city's original foodie haven.

YearPopulationChange %
2010821,555
2011827,6040.74
2012835,3790.94
2013844,0811.04
2014849,6340.66
2015853,2380.42
2016857,4880.50
2017861,8900.51
2018867,1250.61
2019876,3841.07
2020 *883,5700.82 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

Indianapolis city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearIndianapolis Population
1950505,403
1955556,559
1960627,844
1965710,755
1970805,055
1975827,108
1980835,241
1985868,887
1990908,636
19951,033,408
20001,192,868
20051,326,549
20101,465,409
20111,494,887
20151,618,849
2020*1,780,506
2025*1,903,335
2035*2,091,508
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 1935 Indianapolis city Population(UA)

Indianapolis Size and Population

According to U.S Census 2018 estimates, 48.1% are Male population, 51.9 are Female population, Sex ratio 92.6 males per 100 females, Median age of Indianapolis population is 34.3 years. 7.1% are under the age of 5 years, 24.5% are under 18 years and 12.5% are 65 years and over. Total count-wise 415,501 Male and 448,630 are Female, 61,450 are under 5 years, 652,515 are 18 years and over 107,601 are 65 years and over.

Indianapolis Voting age population
Total 603,428 are eligible for voting, 18 and over population, out of these 280,726 are Male voters and 322,702 are Female voters. Percentage-wise 46.5% are Male and 53.5 are Female.


Languages spoken in Indianapolis

2018 estimates of Language spoken at home are 680127 speak only English, 64683 Spanish or Spanish Creole, 2937 French (incl. Patois, Cajun), 598 French Creole, 466 Italian, 350 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole, 1722 German, 139 Other West Germanic languages, 34 Scandinavian languages, 175 Greek, 452 Russian, 269 Polish, 229 Serbo-Croatian, 302 Other Slavic languages, 94 Hungarian, 5 Armenian and 255 Persian.

Asian Indian language speakers include 837 Gujarati, 1598 Hindi, 722 Urdu, 2103 Other Indic languages and 336 Other Indo-European languages. People from the Mid Asia, 3902 speak Chinese, 787 Japanese, 942 Tagalog, 871 Korean, 70 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian, 171 Hmong, 102 Thai, 41 Laotian, 591 Vietnamese, 4335 speak other Asian languages. 2083 Arabic, 218 Hebrew, 263 Other Pacific Island languages, 160 Other Native North American languages and 5312 speak African languages.


Ethnic groups

As per 2018 estimates 59.1% are White Americans, followed by 29.5 are African Americans, 0.2% are AIAN, 3.7% are Asians and 0.1% are NHPI. Out of these 511,051 are Whites, 254,710 are Blacks, 1, 966 are American Indian and Alaska Native and 32312 are Asians.

7624 are Asian Indians, 3,753 are Chinese, 2,208 are Filipino, 542 are Japanese, 1039 are Korean, 1691 are Vietnamese and 15,455 are other Asians. 534 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 88,022 are Hispanic or Latino (of any race) out of these 63,482 are Mexican, 5,636 are Puerto Rican, 1153 are Cuban and 17751 are other Hispanic/Latino race.


Indianapolis History

Indianapolis was founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana's state government. The city was proposed by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1 square mile (2.6 sq. km) (or Mile square plan) next to the White River to plat the Circle city. The city was incorporated in 1832 with a population of 1,000. According to US history of Indiana As early as 200 BC, Natives developed the Hopewell culture and may have been in Indiana, The Hopewells were the first to create permanent settlements in Indiana area. About 1 AD, the Hopewells mastered agriculture and grew crops of sunflowers and squash. When the surveyors reached Indianapolis to plan the city in 1826, they decided to follow Washington Street plan. Construction in Indianapolis was completed within a few years and the road provided economy boost to the Indianapolis. With the arrival of the railroad in 1847, further development has happened and the same year that Indianapolis received its city charter. After 1850, the Indianapolis population doubled with every one or two decennial censuses. Industrialized parts of the Indianapolis Neighborhood have been developed over 100 years. The West Indianapolis/Harding Street Neighborhood is part of the largest area of industrial concentration within the city. Major Industries such as National Starch and Chemical Corporation and the Indianapolis Stockyards were established before 1880. The population of Indianapolis surpassed 100,000 in 1890 and continued to grow rapidly in the 20th century.

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