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3/28/2012 7:22:00 AM
IU report: Indiana will gain another 1 million in population by 2050

Mike Leonard, Herald-Times

Indiana will continue its transformation from a rural to an urban state, and, like most places, to a greyer state as the baby boom generation proceeds into retirement age over the coming decades.

The state will gain about 1 million in population by 2050, moving from 6.48 million to 7.48 million, according to the latest projections from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University.

Most of that increase will be in the Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area, which added 231,000 residents, or 57 percent of the state’s growth from 2000-2010. “That area will claim up to 70 percent of the state’s growth over the next 40 years,” said Matt Kinghorn, state demographer for the research center at the Kelley School of Business.

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