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Overview

Introduction to Fishers, Indiana

Fishers, Indiana, in Hamilton county, is 15 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. There are an estimated 37,835 people in Fishers.

Fishers History

The original name of this region was Mudsock. The name was changed to Fisher's Switch in 1872 when Salathiel Fisher divided the land into town lots. In 1908, the residents of the area shortened the name to Fishers. Since the town was located near a railroad, it attracted many new residents and businesses. The earliest businesses that were set up here included a saw mill and a grist mill.

Fishers and nearby Attractions

  • Prairie View Golf Club
  • Geist Reservoir
  • Fort Harrison State Park
  • Lake Clearwater
  • Conner Prairie
  • Indiana Transportation Museum

Things To Do In Fishers

Fishers has nine parks, which all provide facilities for a wide variety of recreational activities. There are also several golf courses in the town. The Morse and Geist Reservoirs are nearby and provide facilities for water recreation like boating, fishing and swimming.

Fishers Transportation

Mount Comfort Airport is the nearest full servivce airport.

Fishers Higher Education

Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are some of the nearest higher education institutions.

People

Total Population 83,177
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 6.8%
Employed Population 16+ 42,900
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 62.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $110,668
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,100
Median House Value $216,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 13%

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

Fishers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hamilton
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46038
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.955
Longitude -86.013

Fishers 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 4.2 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 INDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance 16.8 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
Station WHITESTOWN
Distance 18.1 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
Carmel 85,367 $125,524
Fortville 4,095 $71,531
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/.

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Fishers High Schools

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN HS
13910 E 126TH ST
317-594-4190
Serves 2,590 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

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