meaning "Land of the Indians", Indiana is bounded
on the north by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan;
on the east by Ohio;
on the south by Kentucky,
and on the west by Illinois.
economy thrives on a contrasting mix of big industry manufacturing
(centered along its 41-mile long Lake Michigan waterfront),
as well as agriculture in which Indiana plays a leading role
among farming states, with corn the principal crop.
population of the state's northwest corner is tied closely
to the Chicago metropolitan area, effectively serving as bedroom communities to the Midwest's largest city.
Indiana quality-of-life statistics
Major cities: Indianapolis (capital), Fort Wayne, Evansville,
Population : 6,313,520
White : 88.6%
Black, African American : 8.8%
Hispanic : 4.5%
High school graduates : 82.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 19.4%
Average household income: $43,217
of Living: Compared to the rest of the country, Indiana's
cost of living is almost 18% lower than the U.S. average.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow
- Indiana Real Estate Home ownership rate : 71.4%
Average home price: $100,302
Average travel time to work : 23 minutes
Personal Income Taxes: Indiana imposes a flat 3.4 percent of a taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income. Counties also assess separate income taxes to avoid having to raise local property taxes. Residents must file Indiana Individual Income Tax Form IT 40 each year by April 15.
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