These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2019

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 2019. This is our fourth 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 Winchester, 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 2019 according to the most recent census data:

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–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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:

How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Hoosier State for 2019

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 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:

[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 2019

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Population: 6,487
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 1,915
Percent Growth 238.7%
Absolute Growth: 4,572
More on Whitestown: Homes For Sale | Data

Zionsville, IN

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Population: 25,810
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 13,444
Percent Growth 92.0%
Absolute Growth: 12,366
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

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Population: 6,919
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 3,888
Percent Growth 78.0%
Absolute Growth: 3,031
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

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Population: 45,110
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population 2010: 29,344
Percent Growth 53.7%
Absolute Growth: 15,766
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

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Population: 6,116
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 4,187
Percent Growth 46.1%
Absolute Growth: 1,929
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.

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Population: 6,857
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 14)
Population 2010: 4,702
Percent Growth 45.8%
Absolute Growth: 2,155
More on Hunte: Homes For Sale | Data

Sellersburg, IN

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Population: 8,806
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Population 2010: 6,115
Percent Growth 44.0%
Absolute Growth: 2,691
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

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Population: 16,479
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 11,653
Percent Growth 41.4%
Absolute Growth: 4,826
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.

Winfield, IN

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Population: 5,395
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 3,956
Percent Growth 36.4%
Absolute Growth: 1,439
More on Winfield: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Kokomo, IN

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Population: 57,941
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 45,886
Percent Growth 26.3%
Absolute Growth: 12,055
More on Kokomo: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Kokomo is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, United States. Kokomo is Indiana’s 13th-largest city. It is the principal city of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Howard and Tipton counties. Kokomo’s population was 46,113 at the 2000 census, and 45,468 at the 2010 census. On January 1, 2012, Kokomo successfully annexed more than 7 square miles on the south and west sides of the city, including Alto and Indian Heights, increasing the city’s population to nearly 57,000 people.

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. Rensselaer
  2. Gary
  3. Rushville

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Indiana For 2019

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Whitestown 238.7% 6,487 1,915
2 Zionsville 92.0% 25,810 13,444
3 Bargersville 78.0% 6,919 3,888
4 West Lafayette 53.7% 45,110 29,344
5 Mccordsville 46.1% 6,116 4,187
6 Hunte 45.8% 6,857 4,702
7 Sellersburg 44.0% 8,806 6,115
8 Avon 41.4% 16,479 11,653
9 Winfield 36.4% 5,395 3,956
10 Kokomo 26.3% 57,941 45,886

About Chris Kolmar

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