Statehood: December 11, 1816, the 19th state
Total Area: 38th
among states, 94,327 sq km (36,420 sq mi)
Water Area: 1,424
sq km (550 sq mi)
Highest Point: Franklin
Twp., Wayne Co., 383 m (1,257 ft)
Total Population: 15th among states
2010 census - 6,483,802
Population Density in 2010: 181 people per sq mi
Distribution in 2000: 70.8%
Urban, 29.2% Rural
Gross State Product - $267.6 billion (2010)
Personal income per Capita - $33,725 (2009)
Largest cities in 2010:
Fort Wayne: 253,691
The Indiana Dunes region provides habitat for many unusual plants,
including prickly pear cactus, lichen mosses, bearberry, and more than 20
varieties of orchids.
typical year, almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn.
Dean, a popular movie star of the 1950s was born February 8, 1931,
Lafayette is the site of the Battle
of Tippecanoe, where on November 7, 1811, William Henry Harrison's forces
defeated the Native American confederacy formed by the famous Shawnee
U.S. Steel laid out the city of
Gary, naming it after its chairman of the
board, Elbert H. Gary. By 1920 the
Calumet region was one of the leading industrial centers in North America.
Letterman, host of television's "Late Show with David
Letterman," was born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis.
has earned the nickname "Mother of Vice-Presidents". There
have been five men from Indiana elected as vice-presidents: Schuyler
Colfax, Thomas A. Hendricks, Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall
and Dan Quayle.
Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis is the burial place for many famous
figures in Indiana History. Benjamin Harrison, Oliver P. Morton, Kin
Hubbard, James Whitcomb Riley and John Dillinger are among those
first successful goldfish farm in the United States was opened in
Martinsville in 1899.
Claus, Indiana receives over one half million letters and requests
at Christmas time.
Mennonite and Amish live on the farmland of Northwestern Indiana.
1880, Wabash became the first city in the United States to have
was the scene of the only Civil War battle on Indiana ground. The
battle was fought July 9, 1863 when General John Hunt Morgan
attacked the city.