The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2024

The fastest-growing cities in Indiana are Whitestown and Bargersville for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Is being in an area of Indiana 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 North Manchester and Winona Lake, thank you very much.

But today, we’re going to put opinions aside and look at the cold, hard facts — since 2010, which cities in Indiana have grown the fastest.

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

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana Map

What’s the fastest growing city in Indiana for 2024? 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 surprised to find it on our list.

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

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The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Indiana For 2024

1. Whitestown

Whitestown, IN

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Population: 10,253
Population 2010: 1,915
Percent Growth 435.4%
Absolute Growth: 8,338
More on Whitestown: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

2. Bargersville

Bargersville, IN

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Population: 9,520
Population 2010: 3,888
Percent Growth 144.9%
Absolute Growth: 5,632
More on Bargersville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

3. Zionsville

Zionsville, IN

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Population: 30,832
Population 2010: 13,444
Percent Growth 129.3%
Absolute Growth: 17,388
More on Zionsville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

4. Mccordsville

Mccordsville, IN

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Population: 9,098
Population 2010: 4,187
Percent Growth 117.3%
Absolute Growth: 4,911
More on Mccordsville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

5. Hunte

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Population: 9,090
Population 2010: 4,702
Percent Growth 93.3%
Absolute Growth: 4,388
More on Hunte: Data | Real Estate

6. Avon

Avon, IN

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Population: 21,783
Population 2010: 11,653
Percent Growth 86.9%
Absolute Growth: 10,130
More on Avon: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

7. Winfield

Winfield, IN

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Population: 7,219
Population 2010: 3,956
Percent Growth 82.5%
Absolute Growth: 3,263
More on Winfield: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

8. Sellersburg

Sellersburg, IN

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Population: 9,948
Population 2010: 6,115
Percent Growth 62.7%
Absolute Growth: 3,833
More on Sellersburg: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

9. West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

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Population: 44,861
Population 2010: 29,344
Percent Growth 52.9%
Absolute Growth: 15,517
More on West Lafayette: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

10. St. John

St. John, IN

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Population: 20,727
Population 2010: 13,733
Percent Growth 50.9%
Absolute Growth: 6,994
More on St. John: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Hoosier State for 2024

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we used Saturday Night Science to look at the growth rates for cities since 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 2022)

We ranked all 123 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]

The data has been updated for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Indiana.

Here’s a graph of the cities in Indiana with the most significant percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Indiana Graph For 2024

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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.

The fastest-growing cities in Indiana are Whitestown, Bargersville, Zionsville, McCordsville, Hunte, Avon, Winfield, Sellersburg, West Lafayette, and St. John.

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. Gary
  2. North Manchester
  3. Rensselaer

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Fastest Growing Places In Indiana For 2024

Rank City Population Population 2010 Growth Absolute Growth
1 Whitestown 10,253 1,915 435.4% 8,338
2 Bargersville 9,520 3,888 144.9% 5,632
3 Zionsville 30,832 13,444 129.3% 17,388
4 Mccordsville 9,098 4,187 117.3% 4,911
5 Hunte 9,090 4,702 93.3% 4,388
6 Avon 21,783 11,653 86.9% 10,130
7 Winfield 7,219 3,956 82.5% 3,263
8 Sellersburg 9,948 6,115 62.7% 3,833
9 West Lafayette 44,861 29,344 52.9% 15,517
10 St. John 20,727 13,733 50.9% 6,994
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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