Marion County, Indiana Population 2021

Marion County, Indiana's estimated population is 976,346 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Marion County, Indiana is the 2nd largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 904,591 and has seen a growth of 7.93% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021976,3465,8820.61%
2020970,4645,8820.61%
2019964,5825,8820.61%
2018958,7008,1630.86%
2017950,5374,8520.51%
2016945,6855,8420.62%
2015939,8433,9080.42%
2014935,9356,0130.65%
2013929,92210,1361.10%
2012919,7868,5690.94%
2011911,2176,6260.73%
2010904,591107,43213.48%
1990797,15931,9264.17%
1980765,233-27,066-3.42%
1970792,29994,73213.58%
1960697,567145,79026.42%
1950551,77790,85119.71%
1940460,92638,2609.05%
1930422,66674,60521.43%
1920348,06184,40032.01%
1910263,66166,43433.68%
1900197,22756,07139.72%
1890141,15638,37437.34%
1880102,78230,84342.87%
187071,93932,08480.50%
186039,85515,75265.35%
185024,1038,02349.89%
184016,0808,888123.58%
18307,1920.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.61%
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State
Founded
April 01, 1822
County Seat
2010 Population
904,591
Growth Since 2010
7.93%
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Marion County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White587,67261.74%
Black or African American266,13727.96%
Two or More Races32,2393.39%
Some Other Race31,6393.32%
Asian31,3773.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,6020.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2030.02%
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Marion County, Indiana Population by Race

Marion County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Marion County, Indiana Median Age

34.3


Total

33.2


Male

35.4


Female

Marion County, Indiana Adults

There are 716,549 adults, (116,806 of whom are seniors) in Marion County, Indiana.

Marion County, Indiana Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

493,173

51.81%

Male

458,696

48.19%

Marion County, Indiana Population by Age

Marion County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
All53.9%46.1%
Male49.4%50.6%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Female38.5%61.5%

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All372,3582.5153.9
Non Family169,4321.2841.2
Married130,7653.3877.3
Female54,7223.8338.5
Male17,4393.8749.4

3.42

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Marion County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,4974.87%
9th to 12th Grade56,8809.08%
High School Graduate175,25727.98%
Some College122,41419.54%
Associates Degree47,9327.65%
Bachelors Degree125,90620.10%
Graduate Degree67,51610.78%
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Marion County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marion County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White385,368348,188143,251
Black162,056137,75430,877
Hispanic47,21026,9255,890
Asian19,80315,0369,161
Other Race15,9568,5021,589
2+ Races11,52110,3773,914
Native American1,6011,292336
Islander12210417

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.26%.

Marion County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,609$40,615$32,331
Less Than 9th Grade$22,085$25,982$17,993
High School Graduate$30,224$33,206$25,859
Some College$33,906$39,599$30,660
Bachelors Degree$48,351$55,009$43,098
Graduate Degree$61,999$68,758$56,561

$36,609

Average Earnings

$40,615

Average Male

$32,331

Average Female

Marion County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion County, Indiana Language by Age

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Marion County, Indiana Language

86.41% of Marion County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 13.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.24% of the population.

Marion County, Indiana Language

Marion County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black260,88665,16024.98%
White514,19262,12112.08%
Hispanic97,69028,13028.80%
Other31,22610,17332.58%
Multiple31,5185,80318.41%
Asian31,2005,71418.31%
Native2,47737915.30%
Islander1741910.92%

17.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.32%

Male Poverty Rate

19.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion County, Indiana is Other, with 32.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion County, Indiana is Islander, with 10.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.64%.

Marion County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.68%
High School16.59%
Some College11.84%
Bachelors or Greater5.08%

Marion County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.57%
Male Unemployed35.83%
Female Employed9.29%
Male Employed6.53%

Marion County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,316$68,914
Families$62,678$84,508
Married Families$82,771$104,848
Non Families$34,037$47,909
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Income by Household Type

Marion County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Marion County, Indiana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Marion County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Marion County, Indiana Marital Status

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47,766

Number of Veterans

42,631

Male Veterans

5,135

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15,692
First Gulf War9,349
Second Gulf War8,621
Korea2,726
World War II1,546

Marion County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5412,260
65 to 7411,132
55 to 6411,130
75+8,961
18 to 344,283

Marion County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White33,3487.15%
Black12,5446.63%
Hispanic1,3622.36%
2+ Races1,0846.71%
Other Race3641.88%
Asian2441.06%
Native American1679.09%
Islander159.32%

Marion County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Marion County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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8.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Marion County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Marion County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Marion County, Indiana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.29%

Born in Marion County, Indiana

90.46%

Native Born

9.54%

Foreign Born

6.57%

Non Citizen

2.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.46% of Marion County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 66.29% having been born in Indiana. 6.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Marion County, Indiana Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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