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Population
  2010 2012
Population 6,483,802 6,537,334
Median Age 37 37.2
Total 8 year-olds 88,672 89,282
Boys 45,297 45,887
Girls 43,375 43,395
Total 9 year-olds 91,228 88,022
Boys 46,706 44,853
Girls 44,522 43,169
Total 10 year-olds 92,111 88,308
Boys 47,077 45,078
Girls 45,034 43,230
Total 11 year-olds 90,476 90,907
Boys 46,232 46,498
Girls 44,244 44,409
Total 12 year-olds 89,700 92,398
Boys 45,670 47,138
Girls 44,030 45,260
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 83.8% 82.4%
Car Pool 8.5% 9.4%
Public Transportation 1.0% 1.1%
Work at Home 3.3% 3.3%

Geography
Capital Indianapolis
Largest City Indianapolis
Second Largest City Fort Wayne
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 181

Business
  2010 2012
Dentist Offices 2,335 2,378
Amusement Parks 10 4
Fast-Food Restaurants 4,375 4,668
Toy Stores 181 183
Video/Disc Rental Stores 304 146
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 5 7
Candy & Nut Stores 57 55
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 157 143
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 9 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.