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Indianapolis Population 2024

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 2024 is estimated to be 893,048. 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.

Below is the Indianapolis population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *882,041-0.631
2022 *888,6100.74
2023 *892,5150.44
2024 *893,0480.06
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Indianapolis city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearIndianapolis Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Indianapolis city Population(UA)

Indianapolis Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Indianapolis population in 2020 is estimated to be 887,642, It is seventeenth largest city in the USA by rank, 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 population in 2023 is estimated to be 890,740, population in 2022 is estimated to be 888,610, and in 2021 is estimated to be 882,041.

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.

Indianapolis Language demographics

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.

Indianapolis Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Indianapolis by age is 870,340, out of these 420,744 are male, 449,596 are female, The sex ratio of Indianapolis is 94. The median age of the Indianapolis population is 34.3, Indianapolis population by age are, under 18 years is 213,728, 16 years and over is 679,523, 18 years and over is 656,612, 21 years and over is 621,553, 65 years and over is 137155. 48.3% are male, 51.7% are female, 24.6% are under 18 years old, 78.1% are 16 years and over, 75.4% are 18 years and over, 71.4% are 21 years and over, 12.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 384,807 housing units, The voting population of Indianapolis are 606,235, out of these 285,126 are male voters, 321,109 are female voters, 47.0% are male,53.0% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -563,2257.3%
5 - 959,6316.9%
10 - 1458,0306.7%
15 - 1954,3196.2%
20 - 2461,9387.1%
25 - 34146,84316.9%
35 - 44112,24812.9%
45 - 5497,41711.2%
55 - 5955,7646.4%
60 - 6448,8595.6%
65 - 7467,5517.8%
75 - 8428,9713.3%
85 and over15,5441.8%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Indianapolis Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Indianapolis by race are:

White Population

White population in Indianapolis, Indiana are 526,429, percentage wise 60.5 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Indianapolis, Indiana are 250,615, percentage wise 28.8 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Indianapolis, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Indianapolis are 35,219, percentage wise 4.0 percent are asians, out of these 9,009 are Asian Indians, 3,633 are Chinese, 2,656 are Filipinos, 1,025 are Japanese, 2,070 are Korean, 1,747 are Vietnamese and 15,079 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Indianapolis, Indiana are 96,303. Percentage wise 11.1 percent are hispanics, out of these 64,028 are Mexican people, 5,384 are Puerto Ricans, 1,272 are Cubans, and 25,619 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race870,340Percent
Black or African American250,61528.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,0190.3%
Asian Population35,2194.0%
Asian Indian9,0091.0%
Other Asian Population15,079
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander960.0%
Hispanic or Latino96,30311.1%
Puerto Rican5,3840.6%
Other Hispanic or Latino25,619
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Indianapolis native population is 786,285, out of these 569,546 born in the Indiana state and 208,359 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 84,055, out of these 29,208 are Naturalised US citizen, 2,769 are in Europe, 11,242 in Asia, 6,168 in Africa, 8,430 in Latin America and 521 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Indianapolis are 54,847, out of these 2,113 are from Europe, 15,837 are from Asia, 9,140 from Africa, 27,499 are from Latin America and 258 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence569,546
Born in other state in the United States208,359
Born outside the United States8,380
Puerto Rico1,509
U.S. Island Areas66
Born abroad of American parent(s)6,805
Foreign born
Born outside of United States84,055
Naturalized U.S. citizen29,208
Latin America8,430
Northern America521
Not a U.S. citizen54,847
Latin America27,499
Northern America258
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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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