The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2022


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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Indiana.

Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, while others want peace and quiet like in Lawrenceburg and Monticello, thank you very much.

But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in Indiana have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Hoosier State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Indiana for 2022 according to the most recent census data:

What's the fastest growing city in Indiana for 2022? Based on the most recent ACS data, Whitestown ranks as the fastest growing city in Indiana. If you happen to be a resident of Whitestown, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Indiana are growing like weeds.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Indiana or the Fastest Growing States In America.

For more Indiana state reading:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2022

1. Whitestown

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,842
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 1,915
Percent Growth 361.7%
Absolute Growth: 6,927
More on Whitestown: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Whitestown, IN

2. Zionsville

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 28,035
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 13,444
Percent Growth 108.5%
Absolute Growth: 14,591
More on Zionsville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain

3. Bargersville

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,417
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 3,888
Percent Growth 90.8%
Absolute Growth: 3,529
More on Bargersville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Bargersville, IN

4. Mccordsville

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,237
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 4,187
Percent Growth 72.8%
Absolute Growth: 3,050
More on Mccordsville: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Mccordsville, IN

5. West Lafayette

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,668
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 29,344
Percent Growth 69.3%
Absolute Growth: 20,324
More on West Lafayette: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

West Lafayette, IN

6. Avon

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,056
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population 2010: 11,653
Percent Growth 54.9%
Absolute Growth: 6,403
More on Avon: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Avon, IN

7. Hunte

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,224
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 4,702
Percent Growth 53.6%
Absolute Growth: 2,522
More on Hunte: Homes For Sale | Data

Source: Public Domain

8. Sellersburg

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,320
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 6,115
Percent Growth 52.4%
Absolute Growth: 3,205
More on Sellersburg: Homes For Sale | Data

Sellersburg, IN

9. Winfield

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,879
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population 2010: 3,956
Percent Growth 48.6%
Absolute Growth: 1,923
More on Winfield: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Winfield, IN

10. St. John

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 18,382
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Population 2010: 13,733
Percent Growth 33.9%
Absolute Growth: 4,649
More on St. John: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

St. John, IN

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Hoosier State for 2022

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 118 Indiana cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Hoosier State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here's a graph of the cities in Indiana with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Indiana Graph For 2022

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Summary: These Places Grew Up So Fast In Indiana, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Indiana are led by Whitestown which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Hartford City
  2. Gary
  3. Marion

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Indiana For 2022

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Whitestown 361.7% 8,842 1,915
2 Zionsville 108.5% 28,035 13,444
3 Bargersville 90.8% 7,417 3,888
4 Mccordsville 72.8% 7,237 4,187
5 West Lafayette 69.3% 49,668 29,344
6 Avon 54.9% 18,056 11,653
7 Hunte 53.6% 7,224 4,702
8 Sellersburg 52.4% 9,320 6,115
9 Winfield 48.6% 5,879 3,956
10 St. John 33.9% 18,382 13,733

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