These Are The 10 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 Lawrenceburg and McCordsville, 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:

  1. Zionsville
  2. Bargersville
  3. Sellersburg
  4. Avon
  5. Kokomo
  6. Yor
  7. Westville
  8. Mccordsville
  9. Noblesville
  10. Hunte

If you happen to be a resident of one of these communities, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re not–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.

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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 over the last five years, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2014
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2014 (The latest available data)

We ranked all 118 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 2014 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

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1. Zionsville


Population 2014: 24,559
Population 2010: 13,444
Growth Rate: 82.68%
Absolute Growth: 11,115

2. Bargersville

Bargersville, Indiana

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Population: 6,324
Population 2010: 3,888
Growth Rate: 62.65%
Absolute Growth: 2,436

3. Sellersburg

Sellersburg, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 8,004
Population 2010: 6,115
Growth Rate: 30.89%
Absolute Growth: 1,889

4. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 14,570
Population 2010: 11,653
Growth Rate: 25.03%
Absolute Growth: 2,917

5. Kokomo

Kokomo, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,958
Population 2010: 45,886
Growth Rate: 24.13%
Absolute Growth: 11,072

6. Yor

Yor, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 11,265
Population 2010: 9,227
Growth Rate: 22.09%
Absolute Growth: 2,038

7. Westville

Westville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,895
Population 2010: 5,705
Growth Rate: 20.86%
Absolute Growth: 1,190

8. Mccordsville


Population 2014: 5,037
Population 2010: 4,187
Growth Rate: 20.3%
Absolute Growth: 850

9. Noblesville

Noblesville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,576
Population 2010: 48,712
Growth Rate: 16.14%
Absolute Growth: 7,864

10. Hunte

Source: Google Maps

Population: 5,326
Population 2010: 4,702
Growth Rate: 13.27%
Absolute Growth: 624

Adding It Up

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Indiana are led by Zionsville which has been growing a blistering pace these past five years relative to other places around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same pace over the next five years. We’ll be here to let you know!
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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Indiana

City Rank Pop 2014 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Zionsville 1 24,559 13,444 11,115 82.7%
Bargersville 2 6,324 3,888 2,436 62.7%
Sellersburg 3 8,004 6,115 1,889 30.9%
Avon 4 14,570 11,653 2,917 25.0%
Kokomo 5 56,958 45,886 11,072 24.1%
Yor 6 11,265 9,227 2,038 22.1%
Westville 7 6,895 5,705 1,190 20.9%
Mccordsville 8 5,037 4,187 850 20.3%
Noblesville 9 56,576 48,712 7,864 16.1%
Hunte 10 5,326 4,702 624 13.3%
Fishers 11 81,060 71,746 9,314 13.0%
New Haven 12 15,612 13,857 1,755 12.7%
St. John 13 15,456 13,733 1,723 12.5%
Huntingburg 14 6,489 5,821 668 11.5%
Greenwood 15 52,799 47,565 5,234 11.0%
Columbia City 16 9,057 8,207 850 10.4%
Brownsburg 17 22,618 20,573 2,045 9.9%
Plainfield 18 29,220 26,643 2,577 9.7%
Jeffersonville 19 45,869 42,148 3,721 8.8%
Carmel 20 83,474 76,771 6,703 8.7%
Greensburg 21 12,160 11,190 970 8.7%
Crown Point 22 28,259 26,078 2,181 8.4%
Franklin 23 24,193 22,508 1,685 7.5%
Danville 24 9,258 8,692 566 6.5%
Brazil 25 8,022 7,532 490 6.5%
Greenfield 26 21,012 19,732 1,280 6.5%
Warsaw 27 14,179 13,381 798 6.0%
North Vernon 28 6,736 6,365 371 5.8%
Lafayette 29 69,982 66,148 3,834 5.8%
New Whiteland 30 5,646 5,338 308 5.8%
Chesterton 31 13,894 13,154 740 5.6%
Lawrence 32 46,796 44,424 2,372 5.3%
West Lafayette 33 30,843 29,344 1,499 5.1%
Columbus 34 45,522 43,314 2,208 5.1%
Garrett 35 6,213 5,919 294 5.0%
Cedar Lake 36 11,653 11,136 517 4.6%
Bloomington 37 81,963 78,490 3,473 4.4%
Charlestown 38 7,802 7,472 330 4.4%
Lowell 39 9,347 8,964 383 4.3%
Seymour 40 18,686 17,922 764 4.3%
Jasper 41 15,177 14,572 605 4.2%
Auburn 42 12,972 12,482 490 3.9%
Goshen 43 32,297 31,261 1,036 3.3%
Ellettsville 44 6,352 6,159 193 3.1%
Indianapolis 45 835,097 809,804 25,293 3.1%
Gas City 46 6,093 5,910 183 3.1%
Washington 47 11,758 11,411 347 3.0%
Hobart 48 29,136 28,389 747 2.6%
Valparaiso 49 31,745 30,990 755 2.4%
Merrillville 50 35,262 34,428 834 2.4%
Dyer 51 16,322 15,957 365 2.3%
Angola 52 8,610 8,424 186 2.2%
Schererville 53 29,082 28,478 604 2.1%
Tipton 54 5,288 5,185 103 2.0%
Portage 55 37,008 36,291 717 2.0%
Beech Grove 56 14,301 14,027 274 2.0%
Kendallville 57 9,847 9,666 181 1.9%
Shelbyville 58 19,216 18,877 339 1.8%
North Manchester 59 6,080 5,973 107 1.8%
Evansville 60 120,220 118,186 2,034 1.7%
Mooresville 61 9,459 9,348 111 1.2%
Terre Haute 62 61,040 60,440 600 1.0%
Bluffton 63 9,621 9,531 90 0.9%
Fort Wayne 64 255,784 253,721 2,063 0.8%
Speedway 65 12,012 11,931 81 0.7%
Crawfordsville 66 15,988 15,893 95 0.6%
Lawrenceburg 67 5,022 4,995 27 0.5%
Mishawaka 68 48,120 47,891 229 0.5%
Scottsburg 69 6,700 6,672 28 0.4%
Madison 70 12,033 11,986 47 0.4%
Munster 71 23,325 23,254 71 0.3%
Frankfort 72 16,488 16,459 29 0.2%
New Albany 73 36,496 36,434 62 0.2%
Plymouth 74 10,048 10,044 4 0.0%
Muncie 75 70,035 70,017 18 0.0%
La Porte 76 22,153 22,192 -39 -0.2%
Princeton 77 8,600 8,631 -31 -0.4%
Greencastle 78 10,307 10,357 -50 -0.5%
Lebanon 79 15,688 15,769 -81 -0.5%
Elkhart 80 51,539 51,837 -298 -0.6%
Batesville 81 6,397 6,436 -39 -0.6%
Vincennes 82 18,233 18,369 -136 -0.7%
Michigan City 83 31,369 31,613 -244 -0.8%
Logansport 84 17,933 18,098 -165 -0.9%
Rochester 85 6,151 6,209 -58 -0.9%
Bedford 86 13,384 13,516 -132 -1.0%
Huntington 87 17,284 17,479 -195 -1.1%
Griffith 88 16,765 16,959 -194 -1.1%
Salem 89 6,264 6,338 -74 -1.2%
Highland 90 23,429 23,710 -281 -1.2%
Monticello 91 5,355 5,430 -75 -1.4%
Portland 92 6,408 6,500 -92 -1.4%
Martinsville 93 11,756 11,936 -180 -1.5%
Nappanee 94 6,639 6,742 -103 -1.5%
Tell City 95 7,251 7,367 -116 -1.6%
Richmond 96 36,527 37,125 -598 -1.6%
Linton 97 5,368 5,456 -88 -1.6%
South Bend 98 100,422 102,073 -1,651 -1.6%
Anderson 99 55,789 56,767 -978 -1.7%
Boonville 100 6,220 6,332 -112 -1.8%
New Castle 101 17,859 18,206 -347 -1.9%
Hammond 102 79,585 81,312 -1,727 -2.1%
Connersville 103 13,267 13,616 -349 -2.6%
Mount Vernon 104 6,607 6,788 -181 -2.7%
East Chicago 105 29,387 30,218 -831 -2.8%
Wabash 106 10,534 10,847 -313 -2.9%
Peru 107 11,199 11,563 -364 -3.1%
Elwood 108 8,569 8,885 -316 -3.6%
Lake Station 109 12,369 12,833 -464 -3.6%
Alexandria 110 5,100 5,300 -200 -3.8%
Decatur 111 9,511 9,901 -390 -3.9%
Marion 112 29,403 30,703 -1,300 -4.2%
Hartford City 113 6,166 6,491 -325 -5.0%
Rushville 114 6,314 6,681 -367 -5.5%
Clarksville 115 21,579 22,947 -1,368 -6.0%
Gary 116 79,165 84,407 -5,242 -6.2%
Rensselaer 117 5,787 6,248 -461 -7.4%
Cumberland 118 5,243 5,785 -542 -9.4%

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