Indianapolis easily remains the largest city in Indiana, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday for every city, county and state. Whether you want to admit it or not, Indianapolis, the Colts, the corn, the cars and the tractors summarize quite well what people think when they mention Indiana. Whether you live in Indiana or not, how much do you really know about the state? How much do you know about some of the biggest cities on the island? And no, I'm not just referring to the most populated cities.
I am referring to a combination of the two. Here are 10 of Indiana's biggest cities and a little more about them. Evansville, the seat of Vanderburgh County, has a population of approximately 117,429 people. It ranks as the third most populous city in the state and the 232nd most populated city in the country.
Evansville is the largest city in Southern Indiana and serves as the cultural and commercial center of that region. The city is often nicknamed River City or Crescent Valley because of its location on an arch of the Ohio River. With a population of approximately 101,168, South Bend is the fourth most populous city in Indiana. It is the county seat of St.
Joseph and serves as the cultural and economic center of Northern Indiana. The city's name is derived from its location near the southernmost curve of Santa Indiana, it has a total of 120 municipalities officially designated as cities, and only four cities have a population of more than 100,000 inhabitants. Indiana is the 17th most populous state in the United States and has a total population of 6.6 million. The breakdown further shows that the state's most populous city is Indianapolis, which has a population of more than 853,000.
Located in the southwestern part of Indiana and right next to the Ohio River, the city is the region's main commercial and cultural center. With an area of 36,418 square miles and an estimated population of 6,633,053, Indiana is the 38th largest state in the United States by area and the 17th most populated. Evansville is the seat of Vanderburgh County and with a population of 117,963, it is the third most populous city in Indiana. Fishers is located in Hamilton County, in central Indiana, and is a major suburb of the state capital, Indianapolis.
Bloomington's economy depends heavily on Indiana University at Bloomington, which alone is responsible for nearly 10,000 jobs. The city is located in the northeastern region of Indiana and with a population of 267,633 inhabitants, it is also the second most populous city in the state. Most Indiana cities are designated as third-class and have a city council and a secretary-treasurer as part of their government. With a population of 84,981, it is also the seventh largest city in the state and is often touted by the city government as the “Gateway to Picturesque Southern Indiana.” The second largest city is Fort Wayne, with a population of 265,974, and is the 84th-largest city in the United States.
Indiana was inhabited by Native American Indians for thousands of years before officially becoming a state. Evansville is home to Evansville University and also Southern Indiana University, the latter located just outside the city limits.