Indianapolis metropolitan area

The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States.

The metropolitan area is often described as the "Nine-County Region," referring to the nine counties in the center of the state: Marion (which includes Indianapolis, the state's capital and largest city), Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby.[1][2] The counties surrounding Marion are sometimes referred to as the "doughnut counties," referring to the circular shape of the region, with Marion County as the hole in the center.

The Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area is the metropolitan statistical area designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used by the United States Census Bureau for various statistical purposes. It includes the nine counties of the Nine-County Region plus Brown and Putnam counties. The larger Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN Combined Statistical Area is a designated metropolitan statistical areas, which also includes Anderson, Columbus, Crawfordsville, New Castle and North Vernon.

The Indianapolis metropolitan area is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, which contains an estimated 54 million people. The metro region is also the fastest growing in the Midwest and among the fastest growing outside of the Sunbelt.

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Municipalities with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants

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