These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2018


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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 White and Alexandria, 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 2018 according to the most recent census data:

  1. White
  2. Zionsville
  3. Bargersville (Photos)
  4. West Lafayette (Photos)
  5. Sellersburg
  6. Mccordsville (Photos)
  7. Avon (Photos)
  8. Winfield (Photos)
  9. Kokomo (Photos)
  10. Yor

If you happen to be a resident of White, 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–but first, a bit about our methodology.

Or check out the Fastest Growing States In America.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Hoosier State

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

  • Population in 2016
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2016 (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2017)

We ranked all 120 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:

[Population 2016 – 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

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1. White

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,050
Population 2010: 1,915
Growth Rate: 163.71%
Absolute Growth: 3,135

2. Zionsville

Zionsville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,709
Population 2010: 13,444
Growth Rate: 91.23%
Absolute Growth: 12,265

3. Bargersville

Bargersville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,824
Population 2010: 3,888
Growth Rate: 75.51%
Absolute Growth: 2,936

4. West Lafayette

West Lafayette, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,543
Population 2010: 29,344
Growth Rate: 51.8%
Absolute Growth: 15,199

5. Sellersburg


Population: 8,722
Population 2010: 6,115
Growth Rate: 42.63%
Absolute Growth: 2,607

6. Mccordsville

Mccordsville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,924
Population 2010: 4,187
Growth Rate: 41.49%
Absolute Growth: 1,737

7. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,712
Population 2010: 11,653
Growth Rate: 34.83%
Absolute Growth: 4,059

8. Winfield

Winfield, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,233
Population 2010: 3,956
Growth Rate: 32.28%
Absolute Growth: 1,277

9. Kokomo

Kokomo, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,075
Population 2010: 45,886
Growth Rate: 26.56%
Absolute Growth: 12,189

10. Yor

Source: Public Domain

Population: 11,232
Population 2010: 9,227
Growth Rate: 21.73%
Absolute Growth: 2,005

These Places Grew Up So Fast, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Indiana are led by White 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!

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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Indiana

City Rank Pop 2016 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
White 1 5,050 1,915 3,135 163.7%
Zionsville 2 25,709 13,444 12,265 91.2%
Bargersville 3 6,824 3,888 2,936 75.5%
West Lafayette 4 44,543 29,344 15,199 51.8%
Sellersburg 5 8,722 6,115 2,607 42.6%
Mccordsville 6 5,924 4,187 1,737 41.5%
Avon 7 15,712 11,653 4,059 34.8%
Winfield 8 5,233 3,956 1,277 32.3%
Kokomo 9 58,075 45,886 12,189 26.6%
Yor 10 11,232 9,227 2,005 21.7%
Noblesville 11 58,719 48,712 10,007 20.5%
Westville 12 6,862 5,705 1,157 20.3%
Brownsburg 13 24,072 20,573 3,499 17.0%
St. John 14 15,777 13,733 2,044 14.9%
Greenwood 15 54,564 47,565 6,999 14.7%
Plainfield 16 30,318 26,643 3,675 13.8%
Columbia City 17 9,324 8,207 1,117 13.6%
Carmel 18 86,940 76,771 10,169 13.2%
New Haven 19 15,677 13,857 1,820 13.1%
Hunte 20 5,286 4,702 584 12.4%
North Vernon 21 7,134 6,365 769 12.1%
Garrett 22 6,620 5,919 701 11.8%
Crown Point 23 28,743 26,078 2,665 10.2%
Huntingburg 24 6,414 5,821 593 10.2%
Jeffersonville 25 46,415 42,148 4,267 10.1%
Warsaw 26 14,640 13,381 1,259 9.4%
Danville 27 9,482 8,692 790 9.1%
New Whiteland 28 5,814 5,338 476 8.9%
Jasper 29 15,790 14,572 1,218 8.4%
Greenfield 30 21,380 19,732 1,648 8.4%
Greensburg 31 12,107 11,190 917 8.2%
Winona Lake 32 5,129 4,746 383 8.1%
Lafayette 33 71,249 66,148 5,101 7.7%
Brazil 34 8,105 7,532 573 7.6%
Columbus 35 46,474 43,314 3,160 7.3%
Charlestown 36 7,990 7,472 518 6.9%
Goshen 37 33,385 31,261 2,124 6.8%
Lawrence 38 47,415 44,424 2,991 6.7%
Franklin 39 24,021 22,508 1,513 6.7%
Cedar Lake 40 11,872 11,136 736 6.6%
North Manchester 41 6,346 5,973 373 6.2%
Seymour 42 18,996 17,922 1,074 6.0%
Bloomington 43 83,093 78,490 4,603 5.9%
Chesterton 44 13,912 13,154 758 5.8%
Ellettsville 45 6,501 6,159 342 5.6%
Lowell 46 9,423 8,964 459 5.1%
Washington 47 11,941 11,411 530 4.6%
Indianapolis 48 846,674 809,804 36,870 4.6%
Valparaiso 49 32,271 30,990 1,281 4.1%
Kendallville 50 9,980 9,666 314 3.2%
Fort Wayne 51 260,954 253,721 7,233 2.9%
Merrillville 52 35,268 34,428 840 2.4%
Angola 53 8,624 8,424 200 2.4%
Auburn 54 12,758 12,482 276 2.2%
Mooresville 55 9,553 9,348 205 2.2%
Portage 56 37,054 36,291 763 2.1%
Beech Grove 57 14,319 14,027 292 2.1%
Bluffton 58 9,702 9,531 171 1.8%
Speedway 59 12,145 11,931 214 1.8%
Evansville 60 120,156 118,186 1,970 1.7%
Schererville 61 28,899 28,478 421 1.5%
Fishers 62 72,750 71,746 1,004 1.4%
Gas City 63 5,983 5,910 73 1.2%
Dyer 64 16,133 15,957 176 1.1%
Shelbyville 65 19,083 18,877 206 1.1%
Hobart 66 28,693 28,389 304 1.1%
Elkhart 67 52,378 51,837 541 1.0%
Terre Haute 68 61,021 60,440 581 1.0%
Mishawaka 69 48,234 47,891 343 0.7%
Crawfordsville 70 15,996 15,893 103 0.6%
Tipton 71 5,217 5,185 32 0.6%
Greencastle 72 10,413 10,357 56 0.5%
New Albany 73 36,622 36,434 188 0.5%
Madison 74 12,045 11,986 59 0.5%
Lebanon 75 15,846 15,769 77 0.5%
Nappanee 76 6,767 6,742 25 0.4%
Scottsburg 77 6,671 6,672 -1 -0.0%
Frankfort 78 16,447 16,459 -12 -0.1%
Princeton 79 8,617 8,631 -14 -0.2%
Batesville 80 6,417 6,436 -19 -0.3%
Plymouth 81 10,012 10,044 -32 -0.3%
Muncie 82 69,583 70,017 -434 -0.6%
Munster 83 23,103 23,254 -151 -0.6%
Tell City 84 7,313 7,367 -54 -0.7%
Michigan City 85 31,374 31,613 -239 -0.8%
Huntington 86 17,340 17,479 -139 -0.8%
Logansport 87 17,924 18,098 -174 -1.0%
South Bend 88 101,037 102,073 -1,036 -1.0%
Peru 89 11,415 11,563 -148 -1.3%
Bedford 90 13,341 13,516 -175 -1.3%
La Porte 91 21,876 22,192 -316 -1.4%
Vincennes 92 18,098 18,369 -271 -1.5%
Rochester 93 6,110 6,209 -99 -1.6%
Martinsville 94 11,714 11,936 -222 -1.9%
Salem 95 6,214 6,338 -124 -2.0%
Monticello 96 5,312 5,430 -118 -2.2%
Griffith 97 16,583 16,959 -376 -2.2%
Boonville 98 6,186 6,332 -146 -2.3%
Anderson 99 55,342 56,767 -1,425 -2.5%
Highland 100 23,107 23,710 -603 -2.5%
Linton 101 5,305 5,456 -151 -2.8%
Richmond 102 36,082 37,125 -1,043 -2.8%
Connersville 103 13,202 13,616 -414 -3.0%
Mount Vernon 104 6,579 6,788 -209 -3.1%
New Castle 105 17,634 18,206 -572 -3.1%
Hammond 106 78,349 81,312 -2,963 -3.6%
Wabash 107 10,414 10,847 -433 -4.0%
East Chicago 108 28,961 30,218 -1,257 -4.2%
Portland 109 6,225 6,500 -275 -4.2%
Elwood 110 8,489 8,885 -396 -4.5%
Alexandria 111 5,060 5,300 -240 -4.5%
Lake Station 112 12,199 12,833 -634 -4.9%
Clarksville 113 21,812 22,947 -1,135 -4.9%
Decatur 114 9,384 9,901 -517 -5.2%
Hartford City 115 6,110 6,491 -381 -5.9%
Rushville 116 6,267 6,681 -414 -6.2%
Cumberland 117 5,422 5,785 -363 -6.3%
Marion 118 28,698 30,703 -2,005 -6.5%
Gary 119 77,858 84,407 -6,549 -7.8%
Rensselaer 120 5,359 6,248 -889 -14.2%

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