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Overview

Introduction to Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana, in Hamilton county, is 14 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Carmel History

Until the 1800s, the area now known as Carmel went by the name Bethlehem. It was originally inhabited by the Delaware Indians. The Town of Bethlehem was laid out by John Felps, Seth Green, Alexander Mills and Daniel Warren in April of 1837. The name was changed to "Carmel," after the Biblical mountain in 1856 and Carmel was officially incorporated in 1874. One of the USA's first automatic traffic signals was installed in Carmel in 1924.

Carmel and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • White Chapel Cemetery
  • Lake Woodland
  • Carmel-Clay Historical Society

Things To Do In Carmel

The city of Carmel provides easy access to a number of museums in the neighborhood. Among these are the Indiana Transportation Museum, the Conner Prairie and the Indianapolis Art Center. One can also make a trip to Lake Woodland, the Woodland Addition Lake, the Hot Lick Creek, Hiway Run, Carmel Creek and the Little Cool Creek. The Carmel Monon Center, a water park with a mega-fitness center, is a popular spot in the city. The Monon Trail, another popular destination, is a bicycle trail that is a part of the Rails-to-Trails movement.

Carmel Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is nearby.

Carmel Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana.

People

Total Population 85,367
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 42,889
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 65.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.4%
Median Earnings25+ $62,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,426
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,403

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,524
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,127
Median House Value $304,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 13.9%

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

Carmel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hamilton
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46032, 46033
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46082
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.978
Longitude -86.118

Carmel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station OAKLANDON GEIST RESVR
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station WHITESTOWN
Distance 12.4 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
Station INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 19.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fishers 83,177 $110,668
Lawrence 47,120 $57,471
McCordsville 5,224 $90,279
Noblesville 58,013 $84,712

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

Carmel Public Libraries

Library
Carmel Clay Pl
55 4TH AVE SE
Carmel, Indiana
(317) 844-6711
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Carmel Hospitals

CLARIAN NORTH MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
11700 N MERIDIAN ST
(317) 688-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST VINCENT CARMEL HOSPITAL, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
13500 N MERIDIAN ST
(317) 582-7380
Emergency Service: Yes

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CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL
520 E MAIN ST
317-846-7721
Serves 3,675 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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340 RIDGEPOINT DR
317-815-2098
A Charter School.
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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