Indiana State Information And State Map

Filed in Noisemakers by on May 7, 2019

Indiana State Information And State Map, Indiana the 38th largest by area and 17th most populous of United States. The capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. 

Indiana State Information And State Map

State of Indiana


The Hoosier State

Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted

Indiana State Information And State Map

Indiana State Information And State Map

Official languageEnglish
(and largest city)
Largest metroGreater Indianapolis
AreaRanked 38th
 • Total36,418 sq mi 
(94,321 km2)
 • Width140 miles (225 km)
 • Length270 miles (435 km)
 • % water1.5
 • Latitude37° 46′ N to 41° 46′ N
 • Longitude84° 47′ W to 88° 6′ W
PopulationRanked 17th
 • Total6,691,878 (2018)
 • Density183/sq mi  (70.7/km2)
Ranked 16th
 • Median household income$54,181 (2017)[1] (35th)
 • Highest pointHoosier Hill[2][3]
1,257 ft (383 m)
 • Mean700 ft  (210 m)
 • Lowest pointConfluence of Ohio Riverand Wabash River
320 ft (97 m)
Before statehoodIndiana Territory
Admitted to the UnionDecember 11, 1816 (19th)
GovernorEric Holcomb (R)
Lieutenant GovernorSuzanne Crouch (R)
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseIndiana Senate
 • Lower houseIndiana House of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsTodd Young (R)
Mike Braun (R)
U.S. House delegation7 Republicans,
2 Democrats (list)
Time zones
 • 80 countiesEasternUTC −5/−4
 • 12 countiesCentralUTC −6/−5


Indianapolis, the state’s capital and largest city, is an important manufacturing center. Indiana is known for the famous politicians associated with the state. President William Henry Harrison earned his nickname, “Tippecanoe,” when he defeated the Indians in the Battle of Tippecanoe in the state.
In terms of safetyIndiana has several cities to choose from, near industrious areas or out in the country. On a national level, Indiana has 2 of the top 100 safest cities – Carmel (88.4) and Fishers (87.31)
Indiana has the 41st-highest life expectancy among all U.S. states (77.6 years). The top 10 U.S. states and territories by life expectancy are: Hawaii, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey.

What is Indiana’s state motto and what does it mean?

Indianapolis (combination of Indiana and Greek word “polis” meaning city — thus, Indianapolis means “city of indiana”). STATE MOTTO The Crossroads of America. Adopted 1937. … STATE TREE Tulip tree (yellow poplar). Adopted 1931 STATE BIRD Cardinal.
  • Indiana may not be renowned for its cuisine, but a handful of dishes are recognized as state classics. Indiana also brought brands such as Van Camps baked beans, Orville Redenbacher popcorn and Wonder Bread to national attention.
  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwich.
  • Sugar Cream Pie.
  • Persimmon Pudding.
15 Best Things to Do in Indiana
  • Brown County State Park.
  • Antique Alley.
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
  • Spirit of Jasper Train.
  • Parke County’s Covered Bridges.
  • Turkey Run State Park.
  • Indiana Dunes State Park.
  • Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

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