Indianapolis colloquially known as Indy, is the state capital and most-populous city of the U. According to estimates from the U. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County wasIt is the 17th most populous city in the U. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 33rd most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.
Its combined statistical area ranks 28th, with a population of 2, Indianapolis covers square miles km2making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U. Indigenous peoples inhabited the area dating to as early as 10, BC.
Inthe Delaware relinquished their tribal lands in the Treaty of St. Since the city-county consolidation, known as Unigov, local government administration operates under the direction of an elected member city-county council headed by the mayor. Indianapolis is within the Tipton Till Plain, a flat to gently sloping terrain underlain by glacial deposits known as till.
The lowest point in the city is about feet m above mean sea level, with the highest natural elevation at about feet m above sea level.
Few hills or short ridges, known as kames, rise about feet 30 m to feet 40 m above the surrounding terrain. The city lies just north of the Indiana Upland.
Indianapolis anchors the 29th largest economic region in the U. The city has notable niche markets in amateur sports and auto racing. Compared to Indiana as a whole, the Indianapolis metropolitan area has a lower proportion of manufacturing jobs and a higher concentration of jobs in wholesale trade; administrative, support, and waste management; professional, scientific, and technical services; and transportation and warehousing.
As ofthree Fortune companies were based in the city: health insurance company Anthem Inc. The city is home to three Fortune companies: hydrocarbon manufacturer Calumet Specialty Products Partners; automotive transmission manufacturer Allison Transmission; and retailer Finish Line. ZIP: 46218 46219 46217 46214 46260 46268 46224 46228 46183 46231 46234 46235 46236 46237 46239 46250 46208 46201 46203 46202 46205 46204 46256 46254 46259 46227 46226 46225 46222 46221 46220 46229 46113 46278 46241 46240 46206 46207 46209 46230 46242 46244 46247 46251 46253 46255 46262 46277 46282 46283 46285 46288 46298