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.
Unless otherwise indicated, all cities are third-class cities with a seven-member city council and an elected secretary-treasurer. Among the 100 largest cities in Indiana, the city that is shrinking most rapidly is Gary, whose population has declined 33.3% since 2000. Highland Indiana is a smaller but important town. Most Indiana cities are designated as third-class and have a city council and a secretary-treasurer as part of their government. There are also second-class cities that have a population of more than 35,000 inhabitants, but no more than 600,000, which have a town hall and a secretary.