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Indiana Almanac

The Indiana Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Indiana.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Indiana. I. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 198. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union December 11, 1816
Capital Indianapolis, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Hoosier State, Crossroads of America, [ Find out more... ]
Motto The Crossroads of America, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 36,420 square miles Rank among states 38th
Land area 35,870 square miles Rank among states 38th
Water area 550 square miles Rank among states 39th
Greatest distance East to West 177 miles
Greatest distance North to South 273 miles
Highest point 1,257 feet (Franklin Township) Rank among states 44th
Lowest point 320 feet (Ohio River) Rank among states 34th
Mean elevation 700 feet Rank among states 34th
Highest recorded temperature 116 degrees on July 14, 1936 at Collegeville
Lowest recorded temperature -36 degrees on January 19, 1994 at New Whiteland
Highest monthly average temperature 88.8 degrees Rank among states 21st
Lowest monthly average temperature 15.8 degrees Rank among states 21st
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 40 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
6,080,485 Rank among states 14th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
169.51 Rank among states 16th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Indianapolis 791,926 6. Hammond 83,048
2. Fort Wayne 205,727 7. Bloomington 69,291
3. Evansville 121,582 8. Muncie 67,430
4. South Bend 107,789 9. Anderson 59,734
5. Gary 102,746 10. Terre Haute 59,614
Median age 32.8
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.84 Rank among states 26th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,465.1 Rank among states 35th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 489.1 Rank among states 30th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 3,976.0 Rank among states 37th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$26,933 Rank among states 30th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,155 Rank among states 30th
Median household income (1993) $29,475 Rank among states 30th

Additional Information

Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets , by Mark Marimen, James A. Willis, Troy Taylor. 256 pages. Publisher: Sterling Publishing (May 6, 2008)

Weird Indiana is here to prove that the Crossroads of America, as our state motto claims, is also the Crossroads of the Weird!

There’s such an abundance of weirdness here that it took three authors to showcase all the odd and offbeat wonders the Hoosier State has to offer. Our authors, Mark Marimen, Jim Willis, and Troy Taylor, set off with cameras and notepads in hand, in search of Indiana’s best kept secrets, local legends, bizarre beasts, and more, and they found it—in spades!

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