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Indianapolis vs. Hamilton Population

By Adrian Duyzer
Published August 09, 2011

As a supplement to my piece on Indianapolis and its former mayor William Hudnut, these statistics demonstrate the rapid growth of Indianapolis, and its very positive growth trajectory.

Year Ind. Pop Ham. Pop
1850 8,091 10,248
1860 18,611 19,096 ('61)
1870 48,244 26,716 ('71)
1880 75,056 35,009
1890 105,436 44,643
1900 169,164 51,561
1910 233,650 70,221
1920 314,194 108,143
1930 364,161 134,556 ('29)
1940 386,972 155,276 ('39)
1950 427,173 192,125
1960 476,258 258,576
1970 744,624 296,826
1980 700,807 306,640
1990 731,327 307,160
2000 781,870 490,268 ('02)

Sources: 1 2 3

Note that both Indianapolis and Hamilton experience sudden spikes in population due to amalgamations, in 1970 and 2001 respectively. Were it not for Hamilton's amalgamation with its suburbs, its recent trajectory would be much more flat than it appears to be.

Also note that some of Hamilton's numbers are not precisely on the decade. For these, I have noted the actual year in brackets behind the number.

Indianapolis vs. Hamilton Population

Adrian Duyzer is an entrepreneur, business owner, and Associate Editor of Raise the Hammer. He lives in downtown Hamilton with his family. On Twitter: adriandz

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By Willy Wonk (anonymous) | Posted August 10, 2011 at 09:58:48

F1 Urban Development!

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By Capitalist (anonymous) | Posted August 10, 2011 at 10:36:18

What about the metropolitan area?

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