Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis: The sixteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. It is located in central Indiana. Indianapolis is a major center for motorsports and is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

About

Indianapolis is a city located in the county of Marion in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 829,718 and a population density of 870 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 877,903 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1820.

Indianapolis is the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana. As of July 29, 2023, its estimated population is 877, 902 residents. Here are some key facts about Indianapolis:

History

Indianapolis was founded in 1821 along the White River. It was named after Indiana's state capital. Indianapolis became an important manufacturing center in the late 1800s.

Geography

Indianapolis lies in central Indiana with relatively flat terrain. The White River and Fall Creek run through portions of the city.

Economy

Major industries in Indianapolis include pharmaceuticals, logistics and transportation, motorsports, and manufacturing. Prominent companies are Eli Lilly, Roche, and Allison Transmission.

Culture & Sports

Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 race. The city also features monuments like the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. Popular spots include Mass Ave and Broad Ripple.

Population

Indianapolis has a diverse population with growing Hispanic/Latino and Asian communities. The city routinely attracts domestic migrants for jobs.

In summary, Indianapolis combines Midwest culture and history with a robust economy. It serves as Indiana's center for commerce, sports, and entertainment with key industries in life sciences and manufacturing.

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Location of Indianapolis on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about Indianapolis

Population : 877,903 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Marion County
Postal code : 46285, 46254, 46222, 46240, 46226, 46208, 46253, 46207, 46291, 46247, 46266, 46275, 46231, 46217, 46278, 46298, 46223, 46230, 46244, 46237, 46229, 46268, 46260, 46280, 46224, 46209, 46201, 46241, 46202, 46234, 46214, 46259, 46219, 46228, 46277, 46290, 46283, 46239, 46204, 46203, 46220, 46249, 46221, 46251, 46205, 46256, 46282, 46235, 46274, 46227, 46296, 46211, 46242, 46225, 46236, 46250, 46206, 46218, 46216, 46295, 46255
Phone Area Codes : 486, 317
Area : 953.18 km2
Official name : Indianapolis
Has part : Arden, Bates–Hendricks, Acton, Broad Ripple Village, Woodruff Place
Altitude : 715 feet / 218 meters
Capital city : Indianapolis is capital of Indiana, Marion County
Establishment : January 01, 1821 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−04:00
Local time : 20:50:08 (17th May 2024)
Density : 921 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.49% (2010-2020)
Downtown Indianapolis image
Downtown Indianapolis
Downtown Indianapolis image

Geography

Indianapolis is located at 39°46'6"N 86°9'29"W (39.7683800, -86.1580400). It has 17 neighbors: Avon, Beech Grove, Cumberland, Fishers, Hancock County, Hendricks County, Johnson County, Lawrence, McCordsville, Morgan County, Shelby County, Southport, Speedway, Zionsville, Boone County, Hamilton County and City of Greenwood.

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Indianapolis has 17 neighbours.

  • Avon town in Indiana
  • Beech Grove city in Marion County, Indiana, United States
  • Cumberland town in Hancock and Marion Counties, Indiana
  • Fishers The most populous city in Hamilton County, Indiana. It is located on the White River in central Indiana. Fishers is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Fishers History Museum and the Fishers Arts Center.
  • Hancock County county in Indiana, United States
  • Hendricks County county in Indiana, United States
  • Johnson County county in Indiana, United States
  • Lawrence A city in Marion County, Indiana. It is located in the central part of the state. Lawrence is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Lawrence Heritage Center and the Lawrence Community Center.
  • McCordsville town in Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States
  • Morgan County county in Indiana, United States
  • Shelby County county in Indiana, United States
  • Southport town in Marion County, Indiana, United States
  • Speedway town in Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana
  • Zionsville town of Indiana
  • Boone County county in Indiana, United States
  • Hamilton County county in Indiana, United States
  • City of Greenwood city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States

  • Center Township
  • Franklin Township
  • Pike Township
  • Perry Township
  • Warren Township
  • Decatur Township
  • Crows Nest
  • Clermont
  • Williams Creek
  • Washington Township
  • Lawrence Township
  • Wayne Township
  • Homecroft
  • North Crows Nest
  • Rocky Ripple
  • Warren Park
  • Wynnedale
  • Spring Hill
  • Meridian Hills

Demographics

The population of Indianapolis increased by 5.49% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 829,718 - census
2011 836,991 0.87% estimation process
2012 844,910 0.94% estimation process
2013 854,203 1.09% estimation process
2014 859,730 0.64% estimation process
2015 863,319 0.42% estimation process
2016 868,704 0.62% estimation process
2017 873,179 0.51% estimation process
2018 880,739 0.86% estimation process
2019 886,220 0.62% estimation process
2020 877,903 -0.95% estimation process

Indianapolis zip code is 46201. County name: Marion, County fips: 18097

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Best Things to Do in Indianapolis

1 Indianapolis Zoo

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Indianapolis Zoo

2 The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

4 Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Rating: 4.7 (7468)

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Soldiers & Sailors Monument

5 Eagle Creek Park

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Where ot Eat in Indianapolis

1 Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

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2 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

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3 Texas Roadhouse

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Texas Roadhouse

4 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

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5 The Old Spaghetti Factory

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Where to Stay in Indianapolis

1 JW Marriott Indianapolis

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JW Marriott Indianapolis

2 Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn, an IHG Hotel

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3 Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

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Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

4 The Westin Indianapolis

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The Westin Indianapolis

5 Omni Severin Hotel

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Omni Severin Hotel

Other Places in Indianapolis

1 TSA Pre™ Application Center

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TSA Pre™ Application Center

2 U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Indianapolis Port of Entry

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3 Woodruff Place Town Hall

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4 Rocky Ripple Town Hall

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Rocky Ripple Town Hall

5 City of Indianapolis

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City of Indianapolis

6 Old Indianapolis City Hall

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Old Indianapolis City Hall

7 Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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8 City/County Building Indianapolis

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People born in Indianapolis (200)

People born in Indianapolis, including author and vlogger John Green, United States Navy Admiral and Medal of Honor recipient Norman Scott, basketball player Katie Douglas, .

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Schools in Indianapolis

College & universities near Indianapolis, IN

Code Name City ZIP
449889 American College of Education Indianapolis (IN) 46204
151111 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis (IN) 46202-5143
150987 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis (IN) 46208-5752
488439 Kenny's Academy of Barbering Indianapolis (IN) 46222-2327
151810 Martin University Indianapolis (IN) 46218-0567

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Indianapolis, IN

Code Name Address Type
IND Indianapolis Union Station 350 South Illinois Street RAIL
CRF Crawfordsville Spring and Green Streets RAIL
CRB Crawfordsville (Bus), Indiana 1000 Smith Ave BUS
COI Connersville station 1012 Eastern Avenue RAIL
LAF Lafayette station 200 North 2nd St. RAIL

Post offices near Indianapolis

Post Office Name City ZIP
Circle City Post Office Indianapolis (IN) 46204
Indianapol Post Office Indianapolis (IN) 46206
Garfield Post Office Indianapolis (IN) 46203
Mapleton Post Office Indianapolis (IN) 46208
Rainbow Post Office Indianapolis (IN) 46222

Other cities in Marion County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Marion County , IN. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lawrence 49,545 A city in Marion County, Indiana.
Broad Ripple 17,041 One of six areas designated as cultural districts in Indianapolis, Indiana
Beech Grove 14,898 City in Marion County, Indiana, United States
Speedway 12,224 Town in Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana
Cumberland 2,774 Town in Hancock and Marion Counties, Indiana
Edgewood 1,850 Human settlement in Madison County, Indiana, United States of America
Southport 1,760 Town in Marion County, Indiana, United States
Meridian Hills 1,718 Included town in Indianapolis
Warren Park 1,574 Included town in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Clermont 1,466 Town in Pike and Wayne townships of Marion County, Indiana
Homecroft 764 Included town in Indianapolis
Grandview 720 Town in Indiana, United States
Rocky Ripple 653 Included town in Indianapolis
Williams Creek 429 Included town in Indianapolis
Wynnedale 247 Included town in Indianapolis
Crows Nest 75 Town located in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana

Distance to Other Cities

Indianapolis distances to largest Indiana cities