Indiana in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

WASHINGTON, DC — With its primary on May 6, Indiana’s 2007 population of about 6.3 million includes a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 59 percent of Indiana’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election. The national rate was 64 percent.

These and other statistics about Indiana’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site http://factfinder.census.gov/. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html.

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Indiana U.S.
Median age 36.3 36.4
Women 50.7% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 83.9% 66.4%
Black alone 8.9% 12.8%
Hispanic or Latino 4.8% 14.8%
Median household income $45,394 $48,451
Foreign born 4.2% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 12.7% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 21.7% 27.0%
Median home value $120,700 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).

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