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Indianapolis (balance)
Statistical entity
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
 • Total 368.1 sq mi (953.5 km2)
 • Land 361.5 sq mi (936.2 km2)
 • Water 6.7 sq mi (17.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 781,870
 • Density 2,123.79/sq mi (820.00/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Indianapolis (balance) is a statistical entity defined by the United States Census Bureau to represent the portion of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana that is not within the "included towns". As of the 2010 census the balance had a total population of 820,445.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the balance has a total area of 368.2 square miles (953.6 km2). 361.5 square miles (936.3 km2) of it is land and 6.7 square miles (17.4 km2) of it is water. The total area is 1.81% water.

Census areas

In addition to Indianapolis (balance), the consolidated Indianapolis-Marion County metropolitan government includes the following "included towns." These towns maintain their identity as separate towns under Indiana law, but are part of the consolidated government. They are Clermont, Crows Nest, Cumberland, Homecroft, Meridian Hills, North Crows Nest, Rocky Ripple, Spring Hill, Warren Park, Williams Creek, Wynnedale. These "included towns" are distinct from what are termed the "excluded cities and towns" that are not part of the consolidated metropolitan government, namely, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport, and Speedway.

The demographic data in the Indianapolis article represents the entire consolidated governmental area. The data in this "balance" article represents the balance of the consolidated governmental area except the included towns listed above.


As of the census of 2000, there were 781,870 people, 320,107 households, and 192,704 families residing in the balance. The population density was 2,163.0/mi² (835.1/km²). There were 352,429 housing units at an average density of 376.4/km² (975.0/mi²). The racial makeup was 69.09% White, 25.50% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.92% of the population.

There were 320,107 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the balance the population was spread out with 25.7% under 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the balance was $40,051, and the median income for a family was $48,755. Males had a median income of $36,302 versus $27,738 for females. The per capita income for "the balance" was $21,640. About 9.1% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older.

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