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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.



Indianapolis was established in 1821.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Indianapolis has a population of 875,694 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Indianapolis is within the boundaries of the (317) area code.

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 875,694 people. This is an increase of 6.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indianapolis had a population of 820,445 people (which is 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 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 (with 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 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
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • 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 is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,643 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carmel <6>
  • Fishers
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 97,020 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishers <6>
  • Greenwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • 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 is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,279 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood <6>
  • Lawrence
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,545 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence <6>
  • Westfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Plainfield
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Zionsville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zionsville <6>
  • Brownsburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Hendricks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,597 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsburg <6>
  • Avon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Hendricks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,361 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avon <6>
  • Danville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • 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 is located in Hendricks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,241 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville <6>

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.

Adding Indianapolis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Indianapolis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Indianapolis was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Indianapolis.

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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>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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