Indiana

Capital: Indianapolis
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
6,610,596
Population 2016 6,634,007
Population 2017 6,666,818
Below Poverty 2014 15.2
Below Poverty 2015 14.5
Below Poverty 2016 14.1
Below Poverty 2017 13.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 60.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 61.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 61.8
Unemployed 2015 4.8
Unemployed 2016 4.4
Unemployed 2017 3.5
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.5
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 2,241
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.