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City & County Facts

City & County Names

54 Indiana Cities and Towns have the exact same names as Indiana Counties

15 are in counties that have the same name as theirs:

Dubois
Elkhart
Fountain
Fulton
Huntington*
LaGrange*
LaPorte*
Miami
Porter
Pulaski
Randolph
Sullivan*
Tipton*
Vigo
Wabash*

(Source: Index of Cities and Towns, Indiana Transportation Map 2005)

39 are in counties that have a different name from theirs:

Adams (Decatur County)
Benton (Elkhart County)
Cass (Sullivan County)
Clinton (Vermillion County)
Decatur (Adams County)
Delaware (Ripley County)
Fayette (Boone County)
Franklin* (Johnson County)
Greene (Jay County)
Hamilton (Clinton County)
Hamilton (St Joseph County)
Hamilton (Steuben County)
Howard (Parke County)
Jackson (Tipton County)
Jasper (Dubois County)
Jefferson (Clinton County)
Johnson (Gibson County)
Knox* (Starke County)
Lawrence (Marion County)
Madison* (Jefferson County)
Marion* (Grant County)
Marshall (Parke County)
Martin (Vanderburgh Co.)
Monroe (Adams County)
Monroe (Tippecanoe County)
Montgomery (Daviess Co.)
Noble (Jay County)
Orange (Fayette County)
Pike (Boone County)
Ripley (Pulaski County)
Scott (LaGrange County)
Shelby (Lake County)
Spencer* (Owen County)
St Joseph (Floyd County)
St Joseph (Vanderburgh Co.)
Tippecanoe (Marshall County)
Union (Pike County)
Warren (Huntington County)
Washington* (Daviess County)

(Source: Index of Cities and Towns, Indiana Transportation Map 2005)

Most Common Names of Indiana Cities and Towns:

  • there are 5 Mt Pleasants - in Cass, Delaware, Johnson, Martin, and Perry Counties
  • there are 4 Buena Vistas - in Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, and Randolph Counties
  • there are 4 Millersburgs - in Elkhart, Hamilton, Orange, and Warrick Counties
  • there are 4 Salems - county seat of Washington County, others in Adams, Jay, and Union Counties
  • there are 3 Hamiltons - in Clinton, St Joseph, and Steuben Counties
  • there are 3 Needmores - in Brown, Lawrence, and Vigo Counties
  • there are 3 Wheelings - in Carroll, Delaware, and Gibson Counties
  • There are 52 Cities and Towns that are NEW Something (with New as a separate word) and 10 others that have NEW as the first syllable of their names.
  • There are 26 Cities and Towns that are MOUNT Something.
  • There are 23 Cities and Towns that are SAINT Someone.
  • WEST is the first name or first syllable of 24 Cities and Towns.
  • SOUTH is the first name or first syllable of 14 Cities and Towns.
  • NORTH is the first name or first syllable of 13 Cities and Towns.
  • EAST the first name or first syllable of 7 Cities and Towns.
  • There are 13 Cities and Towns that have GREEN, GREENE, or GREENS as first name or first syllable.
  • There are 12 Cities and Towns that have LAKE as first name or syllable (2 are in Lake County).

(Source: Index of Cities and Towns, Indiana Transportation Map 2005)

Population

Indiana's 25 Most Populous Cities:

City/County
2013 Population Estimate
Indianapolis
852866
Fort Wayne city
256496
Evansville city
120310
South Bend city
100886
Carmel city
85927
Fishers town
83891
Bloomington city
82575
Hammond city
78967
Gary city
78450
Lafayette city
70373
Muncie city
70316
Terre Haute city
61025
Kokomo city
56895
Noblesville city
56540
Anderson city
55670
Greenwood city
53665
Elkhart city
51265
Mishawaka city
47989
Lawrence city
47135
Jeffersonville city
45929
Columbus city
45775
Portage city
36812
New Albany city
36803
Richmond city
36345
Merrillville town
35622
Westfield city
33382

(Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 Estimates)

Indiana's 10 Most Populous Counties:

County
2013 Population Estimate
Marion County
928281
Lake County
491456
Allen County
363014
Hamilton County
296693
St. Joseph County
266709
Elkhart County
200563
Vanderburgh County
181398
Tippecanoe County
180174
Porter County
166557
Hendricks County
153879

(Source: US Census Bureau, 2013 Estimates)

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