City & County Facts

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

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

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

* county seats are marked with an asterisk.

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

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

* county seats are marked with an asterisk.

  • 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)

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).

Indiana's 25 Most Populous Cities

(Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 Estimates)

Rank City County Population
1 Indianapolis Marion 784,118
2 Fort Wayne Allen 223,341
3 Evansville Vanderburgh 115,918
4 South Bend St Joseph 105,262
5 Gary Lake 98,715
6 Hammond Lake 79,217
7 Bloomington Monroe 69,017
8 Muncie Delaware 66,164
9 Lafayette Tippecanoe 60,459
10 Carmel Hamilton 59,243
11 Anderson Madison 57,500
12 Fishers Hamilton 57,200
13 Terre Haute Vigo 56,893
14 Elkhart Elkhart 52,270
15 Mishawaka St Joseph 48,497
16 Kokomo Howard 46,178
17 Greenwood Johnson 42,236
18 Lawrence Marion 40,959
19 Columbus Bartholomew 39,380
20 Noblesville Hamilton 38,825
21 Richmond Wayne 37,560
22 New Albany Floyd 35,687
23 Portage Porter 32,205
24 Michigan City LaPorte 31,525
25 Merrillville Lake 31,320

Indiana's 10 Most Populous Counties

(Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 Estimates)

Rank County Largest City Population
1 Marion Indianapolis 863,133
2 Lake Gary 493,297
3 Allen Fort Wayne 344,006
4 St. Joseph South Bend 266,160
5 Hamilton Carmel 240,685
6 Elkhart Elkhart 195,362
7 Vanderburgh Evansville 173,187
8 Porter Portage 157,772
9 Tippecanoe Lafayette 153,875
10 Madison Anderson 130,412