Marion County is located in central Indiana. The County Seat is Indianapolis and the largest city is Indianapolis. www.indy.gov/ The 2014 population estimate is 934,243 and the 2010 census population was 903,389. The land area is 396.30 square miles and there are 2279.6 persons per square mile.
66.7% of the population is White, 27.6% is Black or African American, 9.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 84.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $118,000, there are 360,072 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,124, the median household income is $42,334, and 20.4% of the persons in Marion County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 69,266. Retail sales (in $1000) were $12,951,290, and sales per capita were $14,748. The percentage of black-owned firms is 11.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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