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Indianapolis, IN

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About Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, IN is located in Marion County in the state of Indiana.

The total City Population for Indianapolis is about 880,104 with about 928 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $154,401, which is roughly 22% higher than the Average Home Value of $120,925 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 18% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $54,321, which is roughly 1% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,001 for the state of Indiana, and roughly 6% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Indianapolis Population 880,104
Average Home Value $154,401
Median Household Income $54,321
Median Age 34.3
Unemployment Rate 5.6%
Politics 63.59% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.67
Male Population Estimate: 48.5%
Female Population Estimate: 51.5%
Median Age: 34.3
Male Median Age: 24.4
Female Median Age: 26.1

Racial Demographic Estimates



Marion County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Todd Young
U.S. Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
Mike Braun
U.S. Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
Eric Holcomb
State governor
Eric Holcomb
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 63.59%
Republican: 34.44%
Libertarian: 1.86%
Green: 0.07%
Other: 0.05%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Indianapolis specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Marion County: About 16.7723 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Marion County: About 1251.17 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Marion County is about 76% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 77% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Indianapolis is about 5.6%.

Indiana is ranked #38 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 26.63 out of 100.

38th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 6.17

The average living wage for the state of Indiana is $30.14/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Indiana a minimum wage score of 11.45 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Indiana a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Indiana is $136.30, resulting in a UI benefit score of 3.01 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Indiana does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Indiana does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Indiana does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Indiana does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Indiana does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Indiana does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Indiana does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Indiana does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Indiana does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Indiana does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Indiana does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Indiana does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Indiana does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Indiana does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Indiana does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Indiana does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Indiana does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Indiana does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Indiana does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Indiana does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

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Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 46113, 46183, 46201, 46202, 46203, 46204, 46205, 46206, 46207, 46208, 46209, 46214, 46217, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46221, 46222, 46224, 46225, 46226, 46227, 46228, 46229, 46230, 46231, 46234, 46235, 46236, 46237, 46239, 46240, 46241, 46242, 46244, 46247, 46250, 46251, 46253, 46254, 46255, 46256, 46259, 46260, 46262, 46268, 46277, 46278, 46282, 46283, 4628546288, 46298 (53 Total Zip Codes) View All Zip Codes Latitude: 39.777100
Longitude: -86.145800
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 751.1 ft.
Area Code(s): 317, 463, 765