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IndexIndianapolisIndianaNational
Income per capita$29,839$26,117$29,829
Median household income$50,813$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$70,494$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,918$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$36,896$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$30,502$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level16.9%15.0%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Indianapolis is equal to the national average
  • The median household income in Indianapolis is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Indianapolis is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Indianapolis is 12% higher than the national average

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      $33,871 $50,813 $101,626
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      $33,618 $50,433 $100,866
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Indianapolis median earnings by income bracket

      Indianapolis employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.1%10.1%
      Manufacturing sector14.9%14.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.4%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services15.5%15.5%
      Public administration3.6%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.2%11.2%
      Education, health & social services11.0%11.0%
      Other28.6%28.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Crows Nest, IN87$250,001351.9%
      Meridian Hills, IN1,712$164,167196.7%
      Zionsville, IN28,035$137,265148.1%
      Williams Creek, IN472$136,250146.3%
      Wynnedale, IN196$127,083129.7%
      Indianapolis, IN869,387$50,8138.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Charlotte, NC873,570$65,35918.1%
      San Francisco, CA874,784$119,136115.4%
      Columbus, OH889,079$54,9020.8%
      Fort Worth, TX892,221$64,56716.7%
      Jacksonville, FL902,488$55,5310.4%
      Indianapolis, IN869,387$50,8138.2%
      Source: The Indianapolis, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).