Introduction to Cumberland, Indiana

Cumberland, Indiana, in Marion county, is 10 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. It is part of the surrounding Indianapolis metro area, and has roughly 5,500 residents.

Cumberland History

The theme of Cumberland is 'Country Comfort and City Convenience'. The name 'Cumberland' came from Cumberland town in Maryland. On July 7, 1831, the town was officially platted and in 1842, the first post office was established. It was officially incorporated in 1951. The town's sewer system was developed in 1966, and the water supply system was constructed in 1959.

Cumberland and Nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • White River State Park
  • James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield)
  • Fort Harrison State Park
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • McMaze Indiana

Things To Do In Cumberland

While in Cumberland, people may visit nearby museums like the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie, or Eiteljorg Museum to learn about the towns history. Historical sites nearby include the James Whitcomb Riley House (Greenfield), James Whitcomb Riley House (Indianapolis), and the President Benjamin Harrison Home. Parks such as Fort Harrison State Park, Greenburg Reservoir State Fishing Area, Mounds State Park, and New Albany-Floyd County Park are also located close to the town. Other sites frequently visited are McMaze Indiana and Indianapolis Zoo.

Cumberland Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Cumberland Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Anderson University, Ball State University, and Butler University.


Total Population 5,243
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,495
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 55.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,618
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,366
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,155


Median Family Income $58,652
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $145,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 13.3%

Cumberland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Marion
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46229
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.776
Longitude -85.957

Cumberland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.1 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 17 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 26 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
Beech Grove 14,301 $46,353
Greenfield 21,012 $64,387
Lawrence 46,796 $58,564
McCordsville 5,037 $84,724
New Palestine 2,385 $78,906
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