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Welcome to Indianapolis ...

The city of Indianapolis is located in Marion County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Indiana.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Indianapolis has a population of 876,384 people<2> (see below for details).

Indianapolis was established in 1821.

The community of Indianapolis is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The 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<4>

Websites for Indianapolis ...

Official Website:   www.indygov.org/

Junior League:   www.jlindy.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Indianapolis had an population of 876,384 people. This is an increase of 6.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.09% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Indianapolis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Indianapolis.

  • Carmel [Hamilton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel
    • Carmel [Hamilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Indianapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101,068 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carmel<7>
  • Fishers [Hamilton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers
    • Fishers [Hamilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Indianapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 95,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishers<7>
  • Greenwood [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Johnson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Indianapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,458 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<7>
  • Lawrence [Marion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Indianapolis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,462 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westfield [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Indianapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<7>
    • Plainfield [Hendricks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Hendricks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Indianapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainfield<7>
    • Zionsville [Boone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zionsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zionsville
      • Zionsville [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Indianapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zionsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zionsville<7>
    • Brownsburg [Hendricks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsburg
      • Brownsburg [Hendricks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Indianapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,001 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsburg<7>
    • Avon [Hendricks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Hendricks County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Indianapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,706 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon<7>
    • Danville [Hendricks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Hendricks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Indianapolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Indianapolis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Indianapolis.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Indianapolis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Indianapolis. Our list includes 384 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Indianapolis.

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 ...

Find a Community located in Indiana

About Marion County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Indianapolis: www.indygov.org/

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Indianapolis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Indianapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Indianapolis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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