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Overview

Introduction to Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, the largest city in Indiana and its state capital, is located in the center of the state on the White River. Settled in 1820, "Indy" was incorporated as a city in 1832 and saw tremendous growth with the advent of railroads in the 1840s and the automobile industry at the turn of the century. Today, Indianapolis is the twelfth-largest city in the United States, with a steadily-growing population and a strong, diverse economy supported by manufacturing, agriculture and the service industries. Leading employers in the area include electronics, pharmaceuticals, publishing, food processing and insurance companies. Indianapolis is one of the busiest convention centers in the country.

Indianapolis Culture

Cultural attractions in Indianapolis are plentiful. Some of the finest art and artifact collections in the country can be seen at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The latter is set on 52-acre grounds with the restored mansion of J.K. Lilly Jr., surrounded by beautiful gardens. The city is also home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana Repertory Theatre and Indianapolis Civic Theatre.

Indianapolis Sports and Leisure

The NBA's Indiana Pacers (18,000-seat Conseco Fieldhouse) and the NFL's Indianapolis Colts (56,000-seat RCA dome) bring major league sports to downtown Indianapolis. Other pro teams include the Fever (WNBA), the Indians (minor league baseball), the Firebirds (Arena Football) and Blast (USL soccer), but the area is best known as the home of the Indianapolis 500 road race and a hotbed of college basketball. A few miles west of downtown, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) packs in more than 250,000 spectators each Memorial Day weekend for the Indy 500, a tradition since 1911. The IMS also houses a Hall of Fame Museum and part of a golf course. Within an hour's drive are perennial NCAA basketball tournament powerhouses Indiana, Indiana State and Purdue. Within a 2-hour drive are Notre Dame, Louisville and Cincinnati.

Indianapolis Outdoors

There's a lot to do in the Indiana outdoors. Brown County Park, just 46 miles away in Nashville (IN), is Indiana's largest park, offering 12 miles of hiking trails, cabins and camping facilities, horseback riding, and great lakes for fishing. A 2-hour drive away, the Falls of Ohio State Park on the Ohio River in Clarksville offers fishing, hiking and 386-million-year-old fossils, which can be viewed when the Ohio River recedes in early autumn.

Indianapolis at Night

There's always something going on at night downtown; another popular area about a mile away is Fountain Square, a renovated factory loaded with shops, restaurants, bowling alleys and a theatre. Although Indianapolis doesn't have the large student population of comparably sized cities, it has many huge colleges within a reachable radius. Indianapolis ranks among the cleanest, safest, most affordable and easiest-to-get-to cities, making it easy to get-to-know.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Indianapolis Almanac

Category Value
County Marion
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46201, 46202, 46203, 46204, 46205, 46208, 46214, 46216, 46217, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46221, 46222, 46224, 46225, 46226, 46227, 46228, 46229, 46231, 46234, 46235, 46236, 46237, 46239, 46240, 46241, 46250, 46254, 46256, 46259, 46260, 46268, 46278, 46280, 46282, 46290
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46206, 46207, 46230, 46242, 46244, 46247, 46251, 46253
Company Zip Codes 46209, 46211, 46223, 46249, 46255, 46266, 46274, 46275, 46277, 46283, 46285, 46291, 46295, 46296, 46298
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.768
Longitude -86.158

Indianapolis 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 6 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 6.8 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 WHITESTOWN
Distance 19 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 14,000 $44,986
Clermont 1,352 $59,519
Cumberland 5,316 $59,565
Lawrence 47,120 $57,471
Southport 2,288 $62,639
Speedway 12,100 $48,391

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

Indianapolis Public Libraries

Library
Indianapolis-marion County Pl
2450 N MERIDIAN ST
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 269-1700
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Indianapolis Hospitals

WILLIAM N WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1001 WEST 10TH STREET
(317) 630-7356
Emergency Service: Yes

CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INCORPORATED
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1701 N SENATE BOULEVARD
(317) 962-5900
Emergency Service: Yes

COMMUNITY HOSPITALS INDIANAPOLIS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1500 N RITTER AVENUE
(317) 355-5411
Emergency Service: Yes

WESTVIEW HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3630 GUION RD
(317) 920-8439
Emergency Service: Yes

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SOUTH, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1402 E SOUTH COUNTY LINE ROAD
(317) 887-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTERS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
8111 SOUTH EMERSON AVENUE
(317) 865-5001
Emergency Service: Yes

INDIANA HEART HOSPITAL,THE
(Government - Local)
8075 N SHADELAND AVENUE
(317) 621-8061
Emergency Service: No

ST VINCENT HOSPITAL & HEALTH SERVICES
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2001 WEST 86TH STREET
(317) 338-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

INDIANA ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
8400 NORTHWEST BOULEVARD
(317) 956-1000
Emergency Service: No

ST VINCENT HEART CENTER OF INDIANA, LLC
(Proprietary)
10580 N MERIDIAN STREET
(317) 583-5900
Emergency Service: Yes

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis VA Medical Center)
(VA)
1481 W. 10th Street
(317) 554-0000 or (888) 878-6889
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Indianapolis High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WARREN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
9500 E 16TH ST
317-532-6200
Serves 3,263 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
1801 E 86TH ST
317-259-5301
Serves 3,242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

LAWRENCE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
7802 N HAGUE RD
317-849-9455
Serves 2,706 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

PIKE HIGH SCHOOL
5401 W 71ST ST
317-291-5250
Serves 2,695 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL
1200 N GIRLS SCH RD
317-244-7691
Serves 2,617 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

LAWRENCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
7300 E 56TH ST
317-545-5301
Serves 2,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

ARSENAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
1500 E MICHIGAN ST
317-693-5300
Serves 2,179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL
401 W MERIDIAN SCHOOL RD
317-789-4400
Serves 1,821 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

SOUTHPORT HIGH SCHOOL
971 E BANTA RD
317-789-4800
Serves 1,742 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

FRANKLIN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
6215 S FRANKLIN RD
317-862-6646
Serves 1,682 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
4825 N ARLINGTON AVE
317-226-2345
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,619 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
5525 W 34TH ST
317-693-5600
Serves 1,575 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

BROAD RIPPLE HIGH SCHOOL
1115 BROAD RIPPLE AVE
317-693-5700
Serves 1,556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

EMMERICH MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL
2405 MADISON AVE
317-226-2200
Serves 1,510 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

DECATUR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
5251 KENTUCKY AVE
317-856-5288
Serves 1,486 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

THOMAS CARR HOWE ACADEMY
4900 JULIAN AVE
317-226-4008
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,439 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

GEORGE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY
2215 W WASHINGTON ST
317-693-5555
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 989 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

KEY LEARNING COMMUNITY
777 S WHITE RIVER PKWY W DR
317-226-4247
A Magnet School.
Serves 445 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
1200 E 42ND ST
317-924-8402
A Non-traditional School
Serves 290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

INDIANAPOLIS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL
2596 N GIRLS SCHOOL RD
317-244-3387
Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

RISE SPECIAL SERVICES
5391 S SHELBY ST
317-780-4273
A Special Education School
Serves 175 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.7

INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
7725 N COLLEGE AVE
317-253-1481
A Non-traditional School
Serves 173 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

NEW BEGINNINGS
1840 N MERIDIAN
317-226-4350
A Non-traditional School
Serves 169 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

THE RENAISSANCE SCHOOL
8931 E 30TH ST
317-532-2975
A Non-traditional School
Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

PACERS ACADEMY
39 W JACKSON PLACE - SUITE 500
317-226-4080
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

SPECIAL EDUCATION ITINERANT
120 E WALNUT ST
317-226-4575
A Special Education School
Serves 115 students.

FLANNER HOUSE HIGHER LEARNING INC
2424 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
317-925-4231
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 114 students.

SANDERS SCHOOL
4730 W GADSEN
317-244-7658
A Special Education School
Serves 89 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.4

MARION COUNTY JAIL
150 N ALABAMA ST
317-226-4575
A Non-traditional School
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

LUTHERWOOD SCHOOL
1525 N RITTER AVE
317-226-4575
A Special Education School
Serves 46 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

COMMUNITY ACADEMY
1301 E 16TH ST
317-226-3961
A Special Education School
Serves 31 students.

RESOLUTE SCHOOL
320 N TIBBS AVE
317-226-4575
A Non-traditional School
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

JULIAN CENTER
2011 N MERIDIAN ST
317-920-9320
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

THE LEARNING CENTER
1301 E 16TH ST
317-226-3961
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.

JUVENILE CENTER SCHOOL
C/O 120 E WALNUT ST
317-226-2160
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

LARUE CARTER MEMORIAL
2601 COLD SPRING RD
317-941-4000
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

SPECIAL EDUCATION HOME BOUND
120 E WALNUT ST
317-226-4575
A Special Education School
Serves 13 students.

CHILDREN'S BUREAU
2115 N CENTRAL AVE
317-808-3330
A Special Education School

OFFICE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
975 N POST RD
317-869-4400
A Special Education School

NEW DIRECTIONS
2401 E 25TH ST
317-924-7560
A Non-traditional School

KIND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM
9425 E 59TH ST
317-568-4815
A Non-traditional School

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