Indiana has a population of over 6.5 million residents, which makes it the 16th largest state in the U.S. by population. Indiana was first organized as part of the Northwest Territory, back in 1787, and after the Louisiana Purchase was finalized in 1803 the area was opened up to further settlement. Indiana is well-known for its cultural diversity, with many residents hailing from multicultural ancestry.
The state – well, its capital, Indianapolis, anyway – is known as the “Crossroads of America.” The term is derived from its location and the fact that many major interstate highways intersect there. I-64, I-70, I-74, I-80, I-90 and I-94 all run east-west through various parts of the state, though I-65 and I-69 are perhaps the most famous north-south interstate routes. This is a major help for auto transport companies trying to find carriers to run in, out or through the state of Indiana, as they do not lack for major transportation routes to travel on.
Typical daily highs in the state vary from region to region, but temperatures rarely average above 85 degrees during the summer months, with average overnight lows dropping down into the upper 50’s or low 60’s. Summer is your best month to book your auto transport services; auto transportation during the winter months can be brutal and hard to find – not to mention more expensive. Summer transport through Indiana will probably be a bit cheaper due to the high number of transport routes and the state’s location; winter travel is a lot more difficult and much harder on car transport trucks, so expect to pay more come winter.
If you’re looking to move there, you should know that Indiana’s economy has long been centered around manufacturing, especially automobile and various metal manufacturing (such as steel). During the 1970’s and 80’s the state weathered the de-industrialization craze that swept through much of the northern U.S. cities and wreaked havoc on cities such as Cleveland and Detroit. Of course, the state recognized that manufacturing alone wouldn’t keep them in the black, and its economy has diversified greatly since the 1980’s. Major current sectors of Indiana’s economy include pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, retail (of course) and tourism. Even agriculture is still a major part of the state’s economy, thanks to much of southern Indiana being ripe for farming.
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