The largest cities are Indianapolis, Capital, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Fishers, Bloomington, Hammond. Earlier this week, the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley Business School analyzed some of the Indiana census data, showing that Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Carmel recorded the top three year-on-year population increases. Whitestown was also shown to be the state's fastest-growing community for the sixth consecutive year. Within the Indiana BusinessA division of IBJ Media.
Indiana has a total of 120 municipalities officially designated as cities and only four cities have a population of more than 100,000. The office also released figures on the fastest-growing cities with populations of more than 50,000, and four of the top five cities come from Texas. Among the 100 largest cities in Indiana, the city that is shrinking most rapidly is Gary, whose population has declined 33.3% since 2000. It's also one of the region's fastest-growing cities, with a population that has grown nearly tenfold in just 20 years.
We've been ranking and analyzing cities in the Hoosier State for more than 4 years, making this the fourth time we've looked at the numbers.