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Overview

Introduction to Greenwood, Indiana

Greenwood, Indiana, in Johnson county, is 11 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Greenwood History

Native Americans were the early inhabitants of the area. In 1813, the village of the Delaware Indians was all but wiped out by the Kentucky and Indiana Militias. The community was initially known as 'Smocktown' or "Smock's Settlement." In 1825, it adopted the name "Greenfield." However, there was already another Greenfield in Hancock county, and the name was changed to Greenwood. According to some accounts, this name was chosen in honor of Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872. Greenwood was officially incorporated in 1864.

Greenwood and nearby Attractions

  • President Benjamin Harrison Home
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Concord Church
  • Jolly Brook
  • Craig Park

Things To Do In Greenwood

In the Greenwood area, there are many historic sites, including the James Whitcomb Riley House and the 1875 Italianate Victorian home of the 23rd president, Benjamin Harrison. For those interested in the local history and culture, a visit to the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame may prove interesting. One can also plan a day trip to the Indianapolis Zoo. The Greenwood Mall offers excellent shopping facilities to the people of Greenwood and its visitors.

Greenwood Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is close by.

Greenwood Higher Education

Heritage Baptist University is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include the University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

People

Total Population 53,828
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 25,480
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $39,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,653
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,147

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,468
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $843
Median House Value $133,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 10.9%

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

Greenwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Johnson
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46142, 46143
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.613
Longitude -86.106

Greenwood 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 INDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance 7.4 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 INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 11.1 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
Station MARTINSVILLE 2 SW
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greenwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Greenwd (46143)

Grnwood (46143)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bargersville 6,492 $80,521
Beech Grove 14,000 $44,986
Franklin 24,090 $59,659
New Whiteland 5,725 $54,896
Southport 2,288 $62,639

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

Greenwood Public Libraries

Library
Greenwood Pl
310 S MERIDIAN
Greenwood, Indiana
(317) 881-1953

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Greenwood High Schools

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CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
2717 S MORGANTOWN RD
317-881-0581
Serves 2,082 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

GREENWOOD COMMUNITY HIGH SCH
615 W SMITH VALLEY RD
317-889-4000
Serves 1,089 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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