Indiana

Capital: Indianapolis
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
6,595,233
Population 2015 6,612,768
Population 2016 6,633,053
Below Poverty 2014 14.6
Below Poverty 2015 13.5
Below Poverty 2016 11.8
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 59.6
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 60.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 61.8
Unemployed 2014 5.9
Unemployed 2015 4.8
Unemployed 2016 4.4
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 3.9
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 1,439
STATE FACTS
Indiana's shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State.
More than 100 species of trees are native to Indiana. Before the pioneers arrived, more than 80% of Indiana was covered with forest. Now only 17% of the state is considered forested.
The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.