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Welcome to Indianapolis ...

The city of Indianapolis is located in Marion County. It is the County Seat and the capital of Indiana.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Indianapolis has a population of 863,002 people<1> (see below for details).

Indianapolis was established in 1821.

The community of Indianapolis is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Indianapolis lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Indianapolis: (317)

The ZIP codes for Indianapolis: 46201-46209, 46211, 46214, 46216-46231, 46234-46237, 46239-46242, 46244, 46247, 46249-46251, 46253-46256, 46259-46260, 46266, 46268, 46274-46275, 46277-46278, 46280, 46282-46283, 46285, 46290-46291, 46295, 46298<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indianapolis had a population of 820,445 people (or 90.82% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Indianapolis the county's most populous community.

The population of Indianapolis represents 12.65% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 820,445 people, the population of Indianapolis increased 4.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 781,870 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Indianapolis had an population of 863,002 people. This is an increase of 5.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.38% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Indianapolis.

Communities near Indianapolis ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Indianapolis and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Avon   [Map]   17,568   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brownsburg   [Map]   25,911   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carmel   [Map]   92,198   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fishers   [Map]   91,832   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   25,089   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   57,375   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Indianapolis.

Communities Also Named Indianapolis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Indianapolis - they are located in Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Indianapolis.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Indianapolis. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Indianapolis. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Indianapolis. Our list includes 384 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Indianapolis:

Websites for Indianapolis ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Indianapolis ...

Looking for more information about Indianapolis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Indianapolis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Indianapolis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Indiana

About Marion County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Indianapolis:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Indianapolis.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Indianapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Indianapolis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Indianapolis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Indianapolis includes: 46201, 46202, 46203, 46204, 46205, 46206, 46207, 46208, 46211, 46214, 46216, 46217, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46221, 46222, 46223, 46224, 46225, 46226, 46227, 46228, 46229, 46230, 46234, 46235, 46236, 46239, 46240, 46241, 46244, 46247, 46249, 46250, 46253, 46254, 46255, 46259, 46266, 46268, 46274, 46277, 46280, 46282, 46285, 46290, 46295 & 46298.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indianapolis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Indianapolis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Indianapolis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indianapolis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7670, Longitude: -86.1599     [Map].

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