Indiana's 2016 population a fitting milestone in the state's 200-year history
Indiana’s resident population grew to 6.63 million in 2016.
Indiana’s resident population grew to 6.63 million in 2016, a fitting way to mark the state's bicentennial (it became the 19th state on December 11, 1816).
- Indiana’s rate of growth was 142 percent from 1900 to 2000 (the course of the 20th century), which is equivalent to a 0.9 percent annual average growth.
- Between 2000 and 2016, Indiana has seen 9 percent growth, which equates to a 0.5 percent annual average rate.
- Indiana is now the 17th largest state, having been overtaken by Tennessee.
- Between 2015 and 2016, Indiana’s population increased by 20,285 people.
- Domestic out-migration is now larger than international in-migration (net figures): We lost 12,135 residents to other states and gained 11,052 from other countries between 2015 and 2016.
Figure 1: Growth trend for Indiana
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
The IBRC at Indiana University is the state’s representative to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE). It has served the state of Indiana in this role since the 1960s and produces the official state and county population projections.