Introduction to Beech Grove, Indiana

Beech Grove, Indiana, in Marion county, is 4 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Beech Grove has a population of 14,880.

Beech Grove History

The area that is presently known as Beech Grove was merely a rural section of Marion County at the turn of the twentieth century. It was originally founded as a company town that served as the repair facility for a local railroad. The area was named Beech Grove because of the abundance of Beech trees in the area. It was officially incorporated in 1906.

Beech Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana State Museum
  • National Art Museum of Sport
  • Sarah Shank Golf Course
  • White River State Park
  • Beech Grove Park

Things To Do In Beech Grove

Beech Grove has a number of parks that provide excellent facilities for the people of Beech Grove. The parks have picnic shelters, beautiful creeks and playgrounds. They also have basketball courts, volleyball courts, softball and baseball fields and a skateboarding park. Band concerts and other special events are also organized regularly at the various parks.

Beech Grove Transportation

Indianapolis International is the closest major airport to Beech Gorve.

Beech Grove Higher Education

The University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College and Indiana University are nearby.


Total Population 14,000
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,778
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $30,989
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,078
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,468


Median Family Income $44,986
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $93,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beech Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Marion
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46107
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.721
Longitude -86.09

Beech Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cumberland 5,316 $59,565
Greenwood 53,828 $66,468
Lawrence 47,120 $57,471
New Palestine 2,169 $75,563
Southport 2,288 $62,639

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beech Grove Public Libraries

Beech Grove Pl
1102 MAIN ST
Beech Grove, Indiana
(317) 788-4203
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Beech Grove Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(317) 787-3311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Beech Grove High Schools

Serves 717 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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