Indiana is a state known for it’s farmland and renowned auto race, the Indianapolis 500. In the capital, Indianapolis, theaters and galleries line Massachusetts Avenue, while Broad Ripple has good bars and restaurants. The city’s Downtown is home to the iconic Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Indianapolis Museum of Art and it’s wide collections. Capital: Indianapolis.
While before becoming a territory, different cultures of indigenous peoples and Native Americans stayed in Indiana for thousands of years. After it’s founding as a territory, settlement trends in Indiana have showed regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern US, Indiana’s northernmost tier was settled mostly by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and from adjacent Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Southern part, mostly Kentucky and Tennessee.
POPULATION OF INDIANA IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 6.517 Million, 2012 – 6.538 Million, 2013 – 6.571 Million, 2014 – 6.597 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Indiana in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Indiana have expanded by 0.08 Million. Thus, the present year populace ought to be around 6.617 Million and the anticipated populace of Indiana of the year 2016 ought to be 6.637 Million.
The US Census Bureau projects that the population of Indiana was 6,596,855 on July 1, 2014, a 1.74% increase since the 2010 United States Census.
The Indian’s population density was 181.0 persons per square mile, the 16th highest in the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Indiana’s population center is located northwest of Sheridan, in Hamilton County
In the year 2005, 77.7% of Indiana residents lived mostly in metropolitan counties and a mere 16.5% lived in Micropolitan Counties and 5.9% lived in non-core counties.
DEMOGRAPHY OF INDIANA:
The racial combination of the state (on the 2011 population prediction):
86.8% White American (81.3% non-Hispanic white, 5.5% White Hispanic)
9.4% African American.
1.7% biracial or multi-racial.
0.4% Native American.
0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.
Hispanic or Latino constituted up of 6.2% of the population. The Hispanic population is Indiana’s fastest growing minority.
28.2% of Indiana’s children under the age of 1 belonged to minority groups (Children born to white Hispanics are counted as minority group).
Based on population predictions for 2011, 6.6% of the Indiana’s population is under the age of five, 24.5% is under the age of 18, and 13.2% is 65 years of age or older.
From the 2010 U.S. Census demographic data for Indiana, the median age is 37.0 years.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF INDIANA:
The state’s population density is 181.0 persons per square mile.
Population growth since the year 1990 has been mostly in the counties surrounding Indianapolis, with four of the top five fastest-growing counties in that area: Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, and Hancock. The other county is Dearborn County, which is quite near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hamilton County has is also been the fastest growing county in the area consisting of Indiana and it’s bordering states of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, and is the 20th fastest growing county in the country. A population of 829,817, Indianapolis is largest city in Indiana and 12th largest in the US, according to the year 2010 Census.
FACTS ABOUT INDIANA:
- The first long-distance auto race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner had an average speed of 75 miles an hour and won the 1st place prize of $14,000. The average speed of today’s era is more than 167 miles an hour and the prize is more than $1.2 million. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the greatest spectacle in sports, the Indianapolis 500.
- Abraham Lincoln shifted to Indiana when he was 7 years old. He lived most of his boyhood life in Spencer County with his parents Thomas and Nancy.
- Famous Explorers Lewis and Clark set out from Fort Vincennes on their exploration of the Northwest Territory.