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State Facts for Students

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Population
  2010 2011
Population 6,483,802 6,516,922
State Rank 15 15
Median Age 37.0 37.1
Total 8 year-olds 88,672 87,916
Boys 45,297 44,768
Girls 43,375 43,148
Total 9 year-olds 91,228 88,147
Boys 46,706 45,022
Girls 44,522 43,125
Total 10 year-olds 92,111 90,793
Boys 47,077 46,444
Girls 45,034 44,349
Total 11 year-olds 90,476 92,391
Boys 46,232 47,177
Girls 44,244 45,214
Total 12 year-olds 89,700 90,410
Boys 45,670 46,143
Girls 44,030 44,267
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 83.8% 83.6%
Car Pool 8.5% 8.8%
Public Transportation 1.0% 1.1%
Work at Home 3.3% 3.1%

Geography
Capital Indianapolis
Largest City Indianapolis
Second Largest City Fort Wayne
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 181.0

Business
  2000 2010
Dentist Offices 2,221 2,335
Amusement Parks 7 10
Fast-Food Restaurants 4,803 5,368
Toy Stores 230 181
Video/Disc Rental Stores 478 304
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 7 5
Candy & Nut Stores 76 57
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 164 157
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 11 9

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: December 11, 1816
  • Population 1820: 147,718
  • Population 1850: 988,416
  • Population 1900: 2,516,462
  • Population 1950: 3,934,224
  • Population 2000: 6,080,485

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Hoosier State
  • Motto: Crossroads of America
  • Flower: Peony
  • Tree: Tulip Tree
  • Bird: Cardinal
  • Stone: Salem Limestone

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.