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 (Homes For Sale)
  2. Zionsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Bargersville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. West Lafayette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Sellersburg (Homes For Sale)
  6. Mccordsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Avon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Winfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Kokomo (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Yor (Homes For Sale)

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.

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.

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
More on White: Homes For Sale | Data

2. Zionsville

Zionsville, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Population: 25,709
Population 2010: 13,444
Growth Rate: 91.23%
Absolute Growth: 12,265
More on Zionsville: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

3. Bargersville

Bargersville, Indiana

Population: 6,824
Population 2010: 3,888
Growth Rate: 75.51%
Absolute Growth: 2,936
More on Bargersville: Homes For Sale | Data
Bargersville is a town in White River and Union townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,013 at the 2010 census.

4. West Lafayette

West Lafayette, Indiana

Population: 44,543
Population 2010: 29,344
Growth Rate: 51.8%
Absolute Growth: 15,199
More on West Lafayette: Homes For Sale | Data
West Lafayette /wst lfit/ is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103 miles (166 km) 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.

5. Sellersburg


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

6. Mccordsville

Mccordsville, Indiana

Population: 5,924
Population 2010: 4,187
Growth Rate: 41.49%
Absolute Growth: 1,737
More on McCordsville: Homes For Sale | Data
McCordsville is a town in Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,797 at the 2010 census.

7. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Population: 15,712
Population 2010: 11,653
Growth Rate: 34.83%
Absolute Growth: 4,059
More on Avon: Homes For Sale | Data
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.

8. Winfield

Winfield, Indiana

Population: 5,233
Population 2010: 3,956
Growth Rate: 32.28%
Absolute Growth: 1,277
More on Winfield: Homes For Sale | Data

9. Kokomo

Kokomo, Indiana

Source: Public domain

Population: 58,075
Population 2010: 45,886
Growth Rate: 26.56%
Absolute Growth: 12,189
More on Kokomo: Homes For Sale | Data
Kokomo /kokmo/ 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 (18 km2) on the south and west sides of the city, including Alto and Indian Heights, increasing the city’s population to nearly 57,000 people.

10. Yor

Source: Public Domain

Population: 11,232
Population 2010: 9,227
Growth Rate: 21.73%
Absolute Growth: 2,005
More on Yor: Homes For Sale | Data

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!

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Indiana

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

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