Indy Metro Area Tops Fastest-Growing Communities

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The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says 10 of the 11 fastest-growing cities and towns in the state are located in the Indianapolis metro area. Indiana's fastest-growing town in 2015 was Whitestown, which has nearly doubled in population since 2010.

The IBRC analyzed estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which only counts cities and towns with a population of at least 5,000 residents. Whitestown had a growth rate of 14.5 percent in 2015. Its population has grown from 3,158 in 2010 to 6,013 in 2015.

The other fastest-growing places include McCordsville (6.1 percent), Brownsburg (5.5 percent), Westfield (3.9 percent), and Bargersville (3.3 percent). The IBRC says the only communities outside of the Indy metro area ranked among the top 15 fastest-growing places were Winfield and St. John in Lake County, along with West Lafayette and Seymour.

Gary and Hammond had the largest population declines in 2015. Each city lost more than 800 residents.

You can find more information about Indiana's population estimates by clicking here.

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