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Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
857,637
Indianapolis Population7
$
41,237
Median Income6
7.1
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Indianapolis' aged 45- to 54-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 8%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

34.2
Median Age7
5.9
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Indianapolis residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 9.0% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 9.7%

Race

79.5
%
Indiana Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Indianapolis has cold winters and humid, but comfortable summers. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 19 days per year with an average temperature in January of 28°F and an average humidity of 71%

Weather

35
%
Chance of Rain12
51
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in Indianapolis increased by 48% since 2010 which is 6% higher than the national average and 11% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,000
Monthly Average13
47
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Indianapolis is a slightly high tax location with sales tax near the national average and property tax 23% lower than the national average, but income tax 40% higher than the national average.

Other

0.86
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax11
1.2
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

Indianapolis has an average employment rate of 93% which is 1% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Anthem and Eli Lily and Company

Income

19.3
%
<$25,0006
8.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Indianapolis leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results43

Representatives

Mayor28 Joseph Hogsett
Democratic
House of Representative28 André Carson
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Eskenazi Health, is 2.8 miles from the center of Indianapolis, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, is 8.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Indiana University Health Medical Center, is 2.0 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Indiana, 42.4% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 44.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#62 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#22 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report32
#94 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche33
#38 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report34
#71 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades35
 

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