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Indiana Fast Facts

Looking for Indiana facts for your tourism story? Following is some helpful information. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact Amy Howell at 317.232.8897 or amhowell@VisitIndiana.com with your specific questions.

  • Founded: 1816 
  • Population: 6.597 million
  • Size: 16th most populous state and 38th largest in area
  • Most-Populous Cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel
  • Popular Destinations: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Agritourism: Five wine trails, farm-to-fork restaurants, U-pick markets, America's only Agricultural Theme Park
  • Professional Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Indianapolis Indians, Indy Fuel, Fort Wayne Komets, Indy Eleven
  • Time Zones: Eastern Time Zone except for the 6 northwest counties and 6 southwest counties, which are Central Time Zone. Indiana observes Daylight Savings Time.
  • Weather: All four seasons
  • Counties: 92
  • Altitude: Average is 760 feet above sea level. Highest is Hoosier Hill in Wayne County at 1,257 above sea level. Lowest is 320 feet above sea level in Posey County.
  • Major River Systems: Whitewater, White, Blue, Wabash, St. Joseph and Maumee
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity: 86.8% White American, 9.4% African American, 6.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Aisan, 1.7% biracial or mutli-racial, .4% Native American, .1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders
  • Airports: Indianapolis International Airport, Evansville Regional Airport, Fort Wayne International Airport, South Bend Regional Airport
  • Major U.S. Interstates: I-64, I-65, I-265, I-865, I-69, I-469, I-70, I-74, I-80, I-90, I-94 and I-275