Indiana (IN)

Indiana State Sign

Quick Facts

Capital City: Indianapolis

Abbreviation:  IN

Population (2019): 6,732,219; Rank: 17 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  Midwest

Admission to Statehood: December 11,1816 (19th State)

State Motto: The crossroads of America

State Nickname: The Hoosier State

Origin of State Name: Latin for “Land of the Indians”

Area Codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812

Zip Codes:   Indiana Zip Codes


State Symbols

Bird: Cardinal | List of State Birds

Flag:  Indiana Flag The flags dimensions shall be three feet fly by two feet hoist; or five feet fly by three feet hoist; or any size proportionate to either of those dimensions. The field of the flag shall be blue with nineteen stars and a flaming torch in gold or buff. Thirteen stars shall be arranged in an outer circle, representing the original thirteen states; five stars shall be arranged in a half circle below the torch and inside the outer circle of stars, representing the states admitted prior to Indiana; and the nineteenth star, appreciably larger than the others and representing Indiana shall be placed above the flame of the torch. The outer circle of stars shall be so arranged that one star shall appear directly in the middle at the top of the circle, and the word “Indiana” shall be placed in a half circle over and above the star representing Indiana and midway between it and the star in the center above it. Rays shall be shown radiating from the torch to the three stars on each side of the star in the upper center of the circle. Flag adopted 1917. Get this Flag

Flower: Peony (Paeonia) | Other State Flowers

Soil:  Miami 

Song: “On the Banks of the Wabash” | Words by: Paul Dresser | Music by: Paul Dresser
Other State Songs | Sheet Music

Tree: Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) | Other State Trees

Quarter:  IndyCar, state outline, 19 stars (Indiana was the 19th state)





Indiana on a US mapArea:   Area: 36,420 sq.mi (94,327, 38th
Land: 35,870 sq.mi. (92,903, 38th
Water: 550 sq.mi. (1,424, 39th
Great Lakes: 235 sq.mi. (609,8th

Largest Cities: Indianapolis | Fort Wayne | Evansville | South Bend | Hammond | Bloomington | Gary | Carmel | Fishers | Muncie

Border States:   Illinois | Kentucky | Michigan | Ohio | List of US Regions

Highest Point: Hoosier Hill ; 1,257 feet, (383 m), 44th tallest

Lowest Point: Indiana; 320 feet, 34th lowest

Geographic Center: Boone, 14 miles northnorthwest of Indianapolis

National Parks: George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Indiana Dunes National Park
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lewis and Clark

Location: Absolute Center: 39°53.7’N / 86°16’W
Relative Center: Boone, 14 miles north northwest of Indianapolis


State Government

Governor: Eric Holcomb (R) since 2017

Senators:  Mike Braun (R) Todd Young (R)

Representatives:  Congress  

Constitution: Indiana’s Constitution- 19th state

Electoral College Votes:  11 Votes



Agriculture: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, eggs.
Industry: Steel, electric equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products, machinery.