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The Indianapolis metropolitan area is an 11-county metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its principal cities are Indianapolis, Carmel, and Anderson. Other cities are Fishers, Noblesville, Greenwood, and Lawrence as well as numerous other municipalities surrounding Marion County, which is at the center of the metropolitan area. Located in Central Indiana, it is the largest metropolitan area entirely within Indiana and the seventh largest in the American Midwest.
Indianapolis metropolitan area
|Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson, IN MSA|
|• Metropolitan statistical area||6,028.83 sq mi (15,614.6 km2)|
|• Urban||1,699,881 (32nd)|
|• Urban density||2,352.6/sq mi (908.4/km2)|
|• MSA||2,111,040 (33rd)|
|• CSA||2,492,514 (28th)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (ET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
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|Area codes||317, 463, 765, 812, 930|
|GMP||USD 162.1 billion (30th)|
There are two official metropolitan boundaries for the Indianapolis metro area: the Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie, IN Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The two regions are identical except for the addition of two metropolitan areas (Muncie and Columbus) and five micropolitan statistical areas (New Castle, Seymour, Crawfordsville, North Vernon, and Greensburg) to the Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie CSA that are not included in the Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson MSA. The population of the MSA was 2,111,040 and the population of the CSA was 2,457,286 as of the 2020 Census.
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is a major center for agribusiness, distribution and logistics, life sciences, manufacturing, and motorsports. In 2021, the gross domestic product of the Indianapolis metropolitan area was (USD) $162.1 billion, among the 30 largest metropolitan economies in the U.S. In 2023, the Indianapolis metropolitan area was home to three Fortune 500 companies and six Fortune 1000 companies. The metropolitan area is home to several higher education institutions, including Anderson University, Butler University, DePauw University, Franklin College, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Marian University, and the University of Indianapolis, among others. Ivy Tech Community College has several campuses throughout the region.