Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2020


We used data and science to determine the places in Indiana everyone wants to move to today.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Indiana.

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Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, while others want peace and quiet like in Alexandria and Tipton, thank you very much.

But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in Indiana have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Hoosier State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Indiana for 2020 according to the most recent census data:

What's the fastest growing city in Indiana for 2020? Based on the most recent ACS data, Whitestown ranks as the fastest growing city in Indiana. If you happen to be a resident of Whitestown, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Indiana are growing like weeds.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Indiana or the Fastest Growing States In America.

For more Indiana state reading:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2020

Whitestown, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,220
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 1,915
Percent Growth 277.0%
Absolute Growth: 5,305
More on Whitestown: Homes For Sale | Data

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,209
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 13,444
Percent Growth 94.9%
Absolute Growth: 12,765
More on Zionsville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Zionsville is a suburban town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, United States, northwest of Indianapolis. The population was 14,160 at the 2010 census, and grew to 26,784 in the Census 2016 estimates.

Bargersville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,950
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 3,888
Percent Growth 78.8%
Absolute Growth: 3,062
More on Bargersville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Bargersville is a town in White River and Union townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,013 at the 2010 census.

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 47,224
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population 2010: 29,344
Percent Growth 60.9%
Absolute Growth: 17,880
More on West Lafayette: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65 miles northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103 miles southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette is directly across the Wabash River from its sister city, Lafayette. As of the 2016 census estimate, its population was 45,872. It is the most densely populated city in Indiana and is home to Purdue University.

Mccordsville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,523
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population 2010: 4,187
Percent Growth 55.8%
Absolute Growth: 2,336
More on Mccordsville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

McCordsville is a town in Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,797 at the 2010 census.

Sellersburg, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,013
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 6,115
Percent Growth 47.4%
Absolute Growth: 2,898
More on Sellersburg: Homes For Sale | Data

Sellersburg is a town located within Silver Creek Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. It had a population of 6,128 at time of the 2010 census. Sellersburg is located along Interstate 65, about 15 minutes north of Louisville.

Avon, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,169
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 11,653
Percent Growth 47.3%
Absolute Growth: 5,516
More on Avon: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 census, and in 2016 the estimated population was 16,960.

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,787
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Population 2010: 4,702
Percent Growth 44.3%
Absolute Growth: 2,085
More on Hunte: Homes For Sale | Data

Winfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,543
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population 2010: 3,956
Percent Growth 40.1%
Absolute Growth: 1,587
More on Winfield: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Noblesville, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 61,558
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 48,712
Percent Growth 26.4%
Absolute Growth: 12,846
More on Noblesville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Noblesville is a city in, and the county seat of, Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located just north of Indianapolis. The population was 51,969 at the 2010 census making it the 14th largest city/town in the state, up from 19th in 2007. As of 2016 the estimated population was 60,183. The city is part of Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville, and Wayne townships.

How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Hoosier State for 2020

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 119 Indiana cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Hoosier State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here's a graph of the cities in Indiana with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Indiana Graph For 2020

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These Places Grew Up So Fast In Indiana, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Indiana are led by Whitestown which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Gary
  2. Hartford City
  3. Marion

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Indiana For 2020

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Whitestown 277.0% 7,220 1,915
2 Zionsville 94.9% 26,209 13,444
3 Bargersville 78.8% 6,950 3,888
4 West Lafayette 60.9% 47,224 29,344
5 Mccordsville 55.8% 6,523 4,187
6 Sellersburg 47.4% 9,013 6,115
7 Avon 47.3% 17,169 11,653
8 Hunte 44.3% 6,787 4,702
9 Winfield 40.1% 5,543 3,956
10 Noblesville 26.4% 61,558 48,712

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