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Marion County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2014: 934,243 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 860,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 163,321
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 43,660
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 208,932
Renter-occupied apartments: 159,195 (it was 143,232 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

30%

Land area: 396 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 2358 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion County: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Marion County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (26.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Indiana median age:  37.0 years
Males: 450,565  (48.2%)
Females: 483,678  (51.8%)
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Marion County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $41,226 ($40,421 in 1999)

This county:

$41,226
Indiana:

$50,532

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $643 (lower quartile is $522, upper quartile is $791)
This county:

$643
State:

$603


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $122,400 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Marion:

$122,400
Indiana:

$131,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,400 - $175,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $165,061
Here:

$165,061
State:

$171,296

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,102
Here:

$129,102
State:

$150,493

In 2-unit structures: $79,133
Here:

$79,133
State:

$124,956

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $87,402
Here:

$87,402
State:

$113,813

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,508
Here:

$136,508
State:

$173,738

Mobile homes: $20,543
Here:

$20,543
State:

$51,983
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,102
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Institutionalized population: 9,267
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Health of residents in Marion County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
70.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
49.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
70.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
66.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
25.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3952 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2001: 5217 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2002: 3872 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2003: 3720 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2004: 3011 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2005: 3101 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2006: 2145 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2007: 1488 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2008: 841 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2009: 638 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2010: 681 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2011: 578 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2012: 513 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2013: 638 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2014: 641 buildings, average cost: $217,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,319 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,146 (1.1%)

Marion County household income distribution in 2009 Marion County home values distribution Marion County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.8%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.3% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.8%
Marion County:

20.8%
Indiana:

14.5%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.3% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Indianapolis, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $673 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $871 a month.

Cities in this county include: Indianapolis, Lawrence, Beech Grove, Speedway, Cumberland, Southport, Meridian Hills, Warren Park, Clermont, Homecroft.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Marion County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.377 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Brown County, Illinois , Kent County, Maryland , Eagle County, Colorado , Mesa County, Colorado , Perkins County, Nebraska , Vermilion County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 45,864
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 39,386 (34% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

4.6%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16,622
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,090
  • 1985 to 1989: 4,051
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,757
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,307
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,796
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,188
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,575
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.7%

Marion County marital status for males Marion County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 225,159
  • One, attached: 28,211
  • Two: 10,620
  • 3 or 4: 23,616
  • 5 to 9: 36,272
  • 10 to 19: 24,977
  • 20 or more: 29,845
  • Mobile homes: 8,356
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 127

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 146,315 (19,533 second mortgage, 17,499 home equity loan, 735 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44,387

Here:

76.7% with mortgage
State:

70.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant143,339488
Catholic99,99040
Mainline Protestant88,116182
Black Protestant31,44593
Other18,08762
Orthodox2,19911
None520,217-
Marion County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 150
Marion County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 20
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 264
Marion County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 634
This county:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

9.0%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

28.5%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 78 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,348
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $93,835
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,003
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.20
Corn for grain: 6877 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 307 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8136 harvested acres
Vegetables: 430 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is near Indiana state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.8 miles away from Marion County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Marion County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 133.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 05, 2014 to January 09, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4173: April 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4173, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3197: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3197, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 26, 2003 to September 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1487: September 05, 2003, FEMA Id: 1487, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1433: September 25, 2002, FEMA Id: 1433, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (34%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 341,184 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 51,674 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,133 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 61 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 24 (0%)
  • Railroad: 37 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 25 (0%)
  • Taxi: 367 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 140 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 868 (0%)
  • Walked: 8,267 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,194 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10,624 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Marion County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 6,013 people in nursing homes
  • 3,634 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,377 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,768 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 521 people in state prisons
  • 454 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 388 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 345 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 281 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 277 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 246 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 241 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 235 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 234 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 180 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 169 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 152 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 118 people in halfway houses
  • 116 people in religious group quarters
  • 107 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 89 people in institutions for the blind
  • 74 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Marion County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 5,279 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,833 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,254 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 755 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 584 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 487 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 468 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 399 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 391 people in state prisons
  • 356 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 259 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 172 people in federal detention centers
  • 160 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 148 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 71 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 56 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,572.

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Indiana average:

5.59%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($177 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.03%
Indiana average:

0.02%

3.85% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($20,767 average AGI)
2.17% relocated from other states ($13,354 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.17%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, IN  0.70% ($43,883 average AGI)
from Johnson County, IN  0.55% ($31,952)
from Hendricks County, IN  0.47% ($32,885)
from Hancock County, IN  0.19% ($33,587)
from Morgan County, IN  0.17% ($30,636)
from Lake County, IN  0.16% ($21,183)
from Monroe County, IN  0.13% ($26,215)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Indiana average:

5.83%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($326 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.03%

3.74% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($25,624 average AGI)
2.49% relocated to other states ($17,440 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.49%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, IN  0.89% ($59,238 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IN  0.61% ($36,236)
to Hendricks County, IN  0.60% ($40,361)
to Hancock County, IN  0.21% ($44,178)
to Morgan County, IN  0.18% ($36,880)
to Cook County, IL  0.13% ($36,768)
to Boone County, IN  0.12% ($83,482)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.4

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 113,316 (90,530 aged, 22,786 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,831 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Marion County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (9,845)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (9,014)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (6,182)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5,358)
  • Unspecified dementia (4,257)
  • Congestive heart failure (4,221)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,154)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,632)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,966)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,937)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,317
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 488
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63,499

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,721
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 878
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 7,324

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.4
  • Suffocation - 7.7
  • Struck by/against - 7.4
  • Cut/Pierce - 3.8
  • Other - 18.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.8
  • Suffocation - 25.7
  • Poisoning - 20.3
  • Other - 7.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 886,718
  • In family households: 699,721 (129,833 male householders, 88,505 female householders)
    135,219 spouses, 258,663 children (239,231 natural, 7,089 adopted, 12,343 stepchildren), 23,415 grandchildren, 11,300 brothers or sisters, 7,381 parents, 14,080 other relatives, 27,391 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 186,997 (70,263 male householders (52,987 living alone)), 77,575 female householders (64,063 living alone)), 39,159 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,675 (9,267 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 89,491 2-persons, 53,239 3-persons, 40,842 4-persons, 20,605 5-persons, 8,693 6-persons, 5,468 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 117,050 1-person, 25,223 2-persons, 3,693 3-persons, 1,283 4-persons, 385 5-persons, 129 6-persons, 75 7-or-more-persons.

123,991 married couples with children.
71,170 single-parent households (13,402 men, 57,768 women).

92.7% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,512,682,000 ($8,699 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,495,835,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,985,452,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,262,136,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,210,000
Federal grants: $2,096,071,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,226,472,000 ($1,006,077,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $928,339,000 ($339,053,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,716,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,116,265,000
Federal Government insurance: $672,045,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 77,491
Here:

90 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 39,955
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13,355
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -47,109
Here -55 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 124.62 millions of gallons per day (27% from ground, 73% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 739
  • 2010 to 2013: 8,392
  • 2000 to 2009: 40,438
  • 1990 to 1999: 59,355
  • 1980 to 1989: 52,603
  • 1970 to 1979: 57,564
  • 1960 to 1969: 54,550
  • 1950 to 1959: 51,688
  • 1940 to 1949: 27,181
  • 1939 or earlier: 67,341
Note: State values scaled to Marion population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 1 room: 134
  • 2 rooms: 786
  • 3 rooms: 3,622
  • 4 rooms: 15,113
  • 5 rooms: 52,172
  • 6 rooms: 53,186
  • 7 rooms: 34,571
  • 8 rooms: 24,680
  • 9+ rooms: 24,668
  • 1 room: 5,288
  • 2 rooms: 12,365
  • 3 rooms: 30,528
  • 4 rooms: 40,128
  • 5 rooms: 31,084
  • 6 rooms: 15,265
  • 7 rooms: 5,143
  • 8 rooms: 2,026
  • 9+ rooms: 1,405
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • no bedroom: 356
  • 1 bedroom: 4,880
  • 2 bedrooms: 48,097
  • 3 bedrooms: 109,108
  • 4 bedrooms: 40,028
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,463
  • no bedroom: 7,417
  • 1 bedroom: 48,965
  • 2 bedrooms: 60,071
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,237
  • 5+ bedrooms: 555
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • no vehicle: 8,442
  • 1 vehicle: 64,221
  • 2 vehicles: 95,792
  • 3 vehicles: 30,226
  • 4 vehicles: 7,412
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,839
  • no vehicle: 25,555
  • 1 vehicle: 76,479
  • 2 vehicles: 33,868
  • 3 vehicles: 5,709
  • 4 vehicles: 1,071
  • 5+ vehicles: 550

48% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Indiana.

Marion County:

48.3%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 581,227
  • Northeast: 25,522
  • Midwest: 86,376
  • South: 102,287
  • West: 19,797

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (78.0%)
  • Electricity (20.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (53.1%)
  • Electricity (43.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15,681
Here:

15.7%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,972
Here:

13.6%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,985
Here:

30.5%
Indiana:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 18,707
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,190
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 17,517
  • Number of recipients under 18: 4,721
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 11,549
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,437
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5,558
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 8,987
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 211 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,381$113,2512,810$139,74214,901$143,969414$50,21553$4,281,226946$81,13737$43,973
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED242$117,050220$132,7411,462$135,942121$27,9345$2,070,20083$89,80736$27,222
APPLICATIONS DENIED910$102,220606$112,0586,771$129,315818$31,5394$3,108,000551$75,79142$35,952
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN646$111,483327$123,4654,093$133,314106$63,0385$7,368,000240$76,9425$90,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS141$105,55365$123,5381,016$134,40447$72,0000$063$84,6831$130,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 180 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED655$158,817716$153,4431$257,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED165$164,261332$152,51224$73,167
APPLICATIONS DENIED100$165,860147$160,3204$127,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$159,85751$174,3140$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$141,53618$140,7227$72,857

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Marion County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,30779.0 years
William1,74574.0 years
John1,64373.8 years
Robert1,55971.6 years
James1,49171.1 years
Charles1,15273.3 years
George88275.2 years
Helen86479.6 years
Dorothy77278.0 years
Margaret73980.2 years
Most common last names in Marion County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith88474.5 years
Johnson58773.8 years
Jones50174.5 years
Williams47074.4 years
Brown46374.6 years
Miller44076.8 years
Davis37574.8 years
Wilson34773.7 years
Taylor28975.2 years
Moore28076.6 years
Businesses in Marion County, IN
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Kincaid1
ALDI7Kmart5
ALDO1Knights Inn2
AT&T17Kohl's3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger24
Ace Hardware5LA Fitness4
Advance Auto Parts15La Quinta7
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture4
Applebee's7LensCrafters3
Arby's21Little Caesars Pizza16
AutoZone21Long John Silver's14
Avenue1Lowe's6
Bakers1Macy's1
Bally Total Fitness1Marriott17
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets37
Bath & Body Works6Maurices1
Baymont Inn1Mazda2
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's45
Best Western4Meijer4
Big O Tires2Menards3
Blockbuster10Microtel1
Brooks Brothers1Motel 63
Brookstone3Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental4New Balance6
Buffalo Wild Wings7New York & Co1
Burger King24Nike33
CVS44Nissan3
Caribou Coffee2Nordstrom1
Carson Pirie Scott1Office Depot3
Casual Male XL2OfficeMax2
Catherines4Old Country Buffet1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet7Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A4Outback3
Chipotle1Outback Steakhouse3
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pac Sun1
Church's Chicken13Panda Express3
Cinnabon 2Panera Bread7
Circle K5Papa John's Pizza11
Clarion2Payless10
Clarks1Penske5
Cold Stone Creamery3PetSmart3
Comfort Inn7Pier 1 Imports2
Comfort Suites3Pizza Hut22
Costco1Plato's Closet3
Cracker Barrel5Qdoba Mexican Grill8
Curves6Quality6
DHL6Quiznos8
Dairy Queen19RadioShack14
Days Hotel1Ramada4
Days Inn2Red Lobster3
Decora Cabinetry3Red Roof Inn2
Dennys8Rodeway Inn1
Discount Tire5Ruby Tuesday3
Domino's Pizza14Ryan's Grill2
DressBarn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Dressbarn2SAS Shoes6
Dunkin Donuts8SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club3
Eddie Bauer1Sears7
Express1Sheraton1
Extended Stay America2Shoe Carnival3
Extended Stay Deluxe2Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel12
Fashion Bug4Staples6
FedEx152Starbucks35
Finish Line4Steak 'n Shake18
Firestone Complete Auto Care7Subaru1
Foot Locker3Subway67
Ford3Super 85
Forever 212T-Mobile26
GNC12T.G.I. Driday's2
GameStop16T.J.Maxx2
Gap1Taco Bell33
Goodwill6Talbots1
H&M1Target4
H&R Block35The Limited1
Haagen-Dazs1The Room Place1
Hardee's19Toyota3
Haworth1Toys"R"Us3
Hilton10Trader Joe's1
Hobby Lobby2True Value1
Holiday Inn15U-Haul20
Hollister Co.1UPS191
Home Depot4Value City Furniture1
Homestead Studio Suites1Vans2
Honda2Verizon Wireless6
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret2
Hyatt2Volkswagen1
Hyundai2Waffle House5
IHOP2Walgreens30
InTown Suites3Walmart10
JCPenney1Wendy's26
JoS. A. Bank1Westin1
Johnny Rockets1Wet Seal1
Jones New York5White Castle20
Journeys1Wingate3
Justice2YMCA8
KFC19

Marion County on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"