Indiana by the Numbers:
Key Statistical Data and Facts

Key Details

  • Indiana is the 17th most populous state in the US, with 6,833,037 residents as of 2022.
  • As of March 2023, Indiana had an unemployment rate of 3%, with 104,200 residents unemployed.
  • Elected in 2016, Eric Holcomb serves as the 51st Governor of Indiana
  • The average per capita income in Indiana is $32,537, and the average household income sits at $61,944
  • Indiana recorded 46,143 divorce events in 2020, with women (50.6%) having a slightly higher divorce rate than men (49.4%)
  • Life expectancy is 75 years at birth for Indiana residents.
  • Indiana recorded 104,968 crimes in 2021.

Indiana Population Demographics

Situated in the Midwestern region of the US, Indiana is the 17th most populous US state. As of 2022, the state was home to 6,833,037 residents. About 60.3 percent of Indiana’s residents are in the working-class age group (between 18 and 64). On the other hand, one of every five residents (20.3%) is under 18 years old. 16.4 percent of the residents are over 65 years old. In terms of gender demographics, Indiana has an almost equal male-to-female ratio (4.95 to 5.04). Between 2010 and 2020, the state's population increased by 5 percent.

Indiana Housing

According to the US Census

According to 2022 census data, there are 2,977,293 housing units in Indiana with a median household size of 2.5 people.
Approximately 69.9% of these housing units were owner-occupied between 2017 and 2022.
Within the same timeframe, the median value for an owner-occupied unit was $158,500.
Homeowners of mortgaged housing units paid an average of $1,206 in mortgages.
On the other hand, those without mortgage payments spent an average of $440 monthly on maintenance.
4,930,255 households
From 2017 to 2021, 4,930,255 households lived in Illinois
Between 2017 and 2022, the median rent in Indiana was $891. However, actual rent values may differ based on factors like accommodation type, location, and other added fees. Clay County, Randolph County, and Martin County have the lowest rents in the state. For example, Clay County residents pay an average of $712 in rent.

Indiana Racial Demographics


Although Indiana is home to various racial groups, the state has a predominantly white (non-Hispanic) population. Non-Hispanic whites make up 77.5 percent of the state’s population. African Americans and blacks are the second-most predominant group at 10.2%, while Hispanics and Asians comprise 7.7% and 2.7% of the state’s population.

  • Whites alone
  • Blacks and African Americans
  • Asian
Non-Hispanic Whites77.5%
Blacks and African Americans10.2%
Pacific Islanders, including Hawaiians0.1%
American Indians and Alaskan Indians0.4%

Elections in Indiana

Indiana holds state and municipal elections every four years on the first Tuesday in November. As of 2023, the Republican Party is the dominant party. Republican candidates won governorship elections and other major posts in state elections between 2012 and 2020.

Governor Eric Holcomb was re-elected to serve a second term in the 2020 state elections. He defeated Democratic Party candidate Woody Myers and a Libertarian candidate by a 24 percent margin to win the election. Republican Todd Rokita was also reelected as the state attorney general in the 2020 Indiana Attorney General elections. He clinched 58.3 percent of the total votes. As of 2023, Senators Todd Young (R) and Mike Braun (R) represent the state in the US Congress.

Republicans also won seven out of nine U.S. Representative seats in the state election. In the 2020 state senate elections, Republicans and Democrats won the seats by a ratio of 39 to 11.

2020 Presidential Election

In Indiana, former President Trump won the state’s 2020 presidential elections with 57 percent of the total votes, compared to 41 percent of votes cast for Joe Biden.

Donald Trump

57% of votes

Joe Biden

41% of votes

Indiana recorded a total of 4,751,370 registered voters before the presidential election. However, only 3,068,625 (65 percent) turned out to vote. In comparison, the state recorded a 58 percent voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election.

President Biden received a large number of votes from Marion County, Lake County, and Hamilton County. Marion County alone provided 247,772 votes.

Indiana Voting Statistics

As of 2022, there were 4,992,173 registered voters in Indiana. Per the Pew Research Center, 42 percent of adult residents identify as Republicans. In contrast, about 37 percent are affiliated with the Democratic Party. 20 percent are undecided voters and may lean towards any of the major parties.

General Election

YearVoter TurnoutTurnout Percentage (Voting Age Population)

How Educated Is Indiana

As of 2021, 89.8 percent of Indiana residents over 25 had a high school diploma or a higher degree. According to the US Census Bureau, only 27.8 percent of residents have a bachelor's degree in the state. Other statistics for educational qualifications are:

  • 19.4 percent of the residents have only completed a college degree. 
  • 9.1 percent of the state's residents have attained only an associate degree. 
  • One of every ten Indiana residents has attained a professional or postgraduate degree.

33.2 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 64 had at least a two-year post-high school degree in 2021. Indiana predicts that the educational attainment level will increase to 40 percent in the working-class age group.

The educational attainment rate also differs in the state's counties and among racial groups. For instance, Hamilton County has the highest educational attainment in Indiana. About 63 percent of its working-class residents have acquired at least an associate degree.

As of 2023, there were 164 higher educational institutions in Indiana. This list includes colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions. The University of Notre Dame and Purdue University are some of the best institutions in the state. On the other hand, Indiana University - Bloomington has the largest number of enrolled students in the state. About 45,328 students enrolled for the fall session in 2021.

Indiana Employment Rate

As of March 2023, Indiana had an unemployment rate of 3 percent (104,200), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Indiana has a 3,319,300-person civilian workforce, of which 104,200 are unemployed.

A Note: The unemployment rate may differ based on the region or industry. In terms of location, Lake County, LaPorte County, and Howard County have the highest unemployment rates in Indiana.

Note: The unemployment rate may differ based on the region or industry. In terms of location, Lake County, LaPorte County, and Howard County have the highest unemployment rates in Indiana.

As of 2023, there were 8,262 unemployed residents in Lake County. The unemployment rate is also different in each industry.

Average Income in Indiana

Indiana's average per capita income is $32,537, according to the US Census Bureau's 2022 report. Furthermore, the average household income sits at $61,944. This figure is much lower than the national average of $70,784 in the same year. Maryland and the District of Columbia have the highest median household incomes in the US.

Multiple factors are responsible for the average income rate in Indiana, including location and the number of earners in a household. Households with a single income earner may earn about $32,537. In contrast, the figure may double if multiple earners are in a household.

In terms of location, Boone County and Hamilton County have some of the highest per capita incomes in Indiana. Per the Census Bureau, Hamilton County had an average per capita income of $52,437 in 2022.

Families in Indiana

Indiana Marriage Rates

6.0 per 1000 person
9.0 per 1000 person

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Indiana recorded a marriage rate of 6.0 per 1,000 residents in 2021. In comparison, the marriage rate was 9.0 in 1990. In terms of race, 54.8 percent of Asians were married as of 2021. Non-Hispanic whites had the second-highest marriage rate at 52.3 percent. Hispanics and American Indians had the second and third-highest marriage rates, at 43.6 percent and 42.6 percent, respectively. Black Americans (27.8%) had the lowest marriage rates in 2021.

As of 2021, about 50.8 percent of male residents over 15 were married. Furthermore, men over 35 are more likely to be married in Indiana. In contrast, only 47.8 percent of females are married in the state. Women in the age group of 34 to 64 are the most likely to be married. Only 46.2 percent of women over 65 were married in 2021.

Indiana Divorce Rates

According to the Census Bureau's report, Indiana documented 46,143 divorce events in 2020. The report also revealed that females (50.6%) had a slightly higher divorce rate than males (49.4%). Within the previous decade (2010-2020), the divorce rate decreased by 18 percent.

In terms of age, the divorce rate was high among males (21%) and females (22.2%) between the ages of 55 and 64. In contrast, males and females under the age of 34 are the least likely age groups to divorce.

Along racial/ethnic lines, American Indians and Pacific Islanders have the highest divorce rate at 19 percent. African Americans (147%) and Non-Hispanic (12.9%) have the second and third highest divorce rates in Indiana, respectively.

Life Expectancy in Indiana

Indiana residents have a life expectancy of 75 years at birth, according to the National Vital Statistics 2022 Report. The report further revealed that male residents have a shorter life expectancy than females. Male and female residents have a life expectancy of 72.3 and 77.9 years, respectively.

Overall, the state's life expectancy at birth is lower than the national average of 77 years. Hawaii, Minnesota, and Washington have some of the highest life expectancy rates.

At the state level, the life expectancy rate differs due to genetic conditions, diseases, location, and lifestyle choices. Genetic conditions may include cardiovascular issues, cancers, and even health challenges, which are the leading causes of mortality. The mortality rate for cardiovascular diseases was 191.7 per 100,000 residents in 2022.

The COVID-19 outbreak was also a leading cause of mortality in 2020. The state's death rate was 26.3 per 100,000 residents during the outbreak. Homicides, drug overdoses, and accidents also affect the life expectancy rate. Homicides alone had a rate of 9.6 per 100,000 residents in 2022. In contrast, the state recorded a rate of 76.7 accidents per 100,000 residents.

Indiana Crime Rates

According to the National Incident-Based Reporting System, Indiana's law enforcement agencies documented a total of 104,968 crimes in 2021. This total figure consists of 14,866 violent crime types and 90,102 property-related crimes.

Per the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, the rate of property crimes has steadily decreased between 2011 and 2020. Indiana documented 3,200 property crimes per 100,000 residents in 2011. In comparison, there were only 1,800 property crimes reported in 2020.

Violent crime offenses in Indiana decreased within the same timeframe, despite a suadden increase in 2016. Per the report, the state documented 360 per 100,000 violent crime offenses in 2020.

Indiana Incarceration Rate

According to statistics from the National Institute of Corrections,

351 inmates
According to the National Institute of Corrections, Indiana's incarceration rate was 351 inmates per 100,000 residents in 2020.
There were 23,944 offenders in the state's 19 prisons and 92 jails. This report also includes prisoners under the unified systems of Vermont, Delaware, Connecticut, Alaska, and Rhode Island.
In the same year, 99,763 offenders were on probation, while 6,136 were on parole.

Indiana Bankruptcy Rate

13,076 bankruptcy cases

In 2022, a total of 13,076 bankruptcy cases were filed with bankruptcy courts in Indiana. Per the American Bankruptcy Institute, the total figure consists of Chapter 7 (7,833), Chapter 11 (58), and Chapter 13 (5,183) bankruptcy cases. In the last decade (2010–2022), the rate of bankruptcy cases has declined by up to 72.4%.

Indiana is home to these bankruptcy courts:

North District of Indiana - United States Bankruptcy Court

Court Locations

South Bend

401 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: (574) 968-2100

Fort Wayne

1300 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3435
Phone: (260) 420-5100


5400 Federal Plaza
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: (219) 852-3480


230 North Fourth Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: (765) 420-6300
South District of Indiana - United States Bankruptcy Court

Birch Bayh Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 229-3700. 

Weird Laws in Indiana

Like most states in the U.S, the Hoosier State has its share of weird laws. Below are some of the weird laws in Indiana.

  • It is illegal to have a mustache if you often kiss others.
  • It is not compulsory to take baths between March and October.
  • You must not visit a public gathering place within four hours of eating garlic.
  • You must not force a monkey to take cigarettes.

Cities in Indiana

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Cities in Indiana