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.


Principal cities

Municipalities with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department — Infobox Law enforcement agency agencyname = Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department nativename = nativenamea = nativenamer = commonname = abbreviation = IMPD fictional = patch = IMPD patch.jpg‎‎ patchcaption = Shoulder patch worn by IMPD… …   Wikipedia

  • Metropolitan Area Projects Plan — The Metropolitan Area Projects Plan, or MAPS, was a $350 million public works and redevelopment project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the middle to late 1990s, funded by a temporary voter approved sales tax increase. Contents 1 History 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago metropolitan area — Chicagoland redirects here. For other uses, see Chicagoland (disambiguation). Chicago Metropolitan Area Chicago Joliet Naperville, IL IN WI MSA Chicago Naperville Michigan City, IL IN WI CSA   CSA   …   Wikipedia

  • Washington Metropolitan Area — Washington – Arlington – Alexandria   MSA   Washington D.C …   Wikipedia

  • Atlanta metropolitan area — Metro Atlanta redirects here. For the transit agency, see Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Metro Atlanta Atlanta Sandy Springs Marietta, Georgia MSA   CSA   …   Wikipedia

  • Phoenix metropolitan area — Phoenix–Mesa–Glendale Common name: Phoenix Metropolitan Area Valley of the Sun Largest city Phoenix …   Wikipedia

  • Portland metropolitan area — For the metropolitan area in Maine, see Portland South Portland Biddeford metropolitan area. Portland Vancouver Hillsboro, OR WA Metropolitan Statistical Area Common name: Portland metropolitan area …   Wikipedia

  • Nashville metropolitan area — Nashville Murfreesboro,TN Metropolitan Statistical Area Common name: The Mid State Largest city Nashville …   Wikipedia

  • Charlotte metropolitan area — Charlotte Metro   MSA   Charlotte–Concord–Rock Hill Uptown Charlotte Skylin …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee metropolitan area — Location of the Milwaukee Waukesha West Allis MSA in Wisconsin …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.