Where are the new residents of Indianapolis, IN moving from?

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

The population of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN metropolitan statisical area is on the rise.

From 2010 to 2016, the metro area grew from 1,892,652 to 2,004,230, an increase of 111,578 residents. This increase of 5.9% makes the region the #120 fastest growing MSA over that period, and the 29 fastest growing area with a base population of over a millions

Certainly some of the population growth can be attributed to birth rate, but where are all the other people coming from?

An additional Census study, released last week, gives us some answers. The recent study reveals data about metro-to-metro migration trends over the course of 2011 to 2015.

To learn more, our research analysts teamed up with moving service Bellhops Indianapolis to analyze the new Census data. In the graphic below, we dive into which areas are sending residents to Indianapolis, where the area is losing residents to, and how demographics differ between new movers and existing residents.

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Top 10 Areas Sending Residents to Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN,

  1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
  2. Muncie, IN
  3. Bloomington, IN
  4. Terre Haute, IN
  5. Fort Wayne, IN
  6. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
  7. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
  8. Evansville, IN-KY
  9. Columbus, IN
  10. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN