Population Shifts Again In Indianapolis Area

The Indianapolis area is seeing its biggest population shift since the “white flight” to the suburbs 40 years ago, according to a study by I-U-P-U-I.

The school’s Poll Center says Hoosiers followed the national trend in the ’70s in leaving the city for open spaces at the start of their development. Now, there’s a tide of younger, higher-income, better-educated residents who want to live in a city center, with a mix of restaurants and retail nearby.

Research analyst Matt Nowlin says the reverse migration isn’t enough to offset those who left in the ’70s.