Indiana has a humid continental climate, with cool winters and warm,
irriguous summers. The extreme southern portion of the state is within the
humid subtropical climate area and receives more precipitation than other
parts of Indiana. Temperatures generally diverge from the north and south
sections of the state.
As of 2010, there were 6,483,802 people residing in the state. The
population density was 181.0 persons per square mile. The racial makeup of
the state was 84.3% White, 9.1% African American, 1.6% Asian, 2.0% from a
biracial or multiracial background and 0.3% Native American.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided
into 100 cents.
Indiana ranked 14th in population in the US with an
estimated total of 6,159,068 in 2002, an increase of 1.3% since 2000.
Between 1990 and 2000, Indiana's population grew from 5,544,159 to
6,080,485, an increase of 9.7%.
Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana,
and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana.