Zionsville, Indiana

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Zionsville, Indiana

Introduction to Zionsville, Indiana

Located in Boone county, Zionsville, Indiana, is 13 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Zionsville has a population of 8,775 residents.

Zionsville History

Zionsville is located in Eagle Township, in Boone county, Indiana. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1852. The first resident of the area was John Miller and was named after William Zion, who, in collaboration with Elijah Cross, had built a railway station in Eagle Township. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln gave a whistle-stop speech in Zionsville. The development of Zionsville into a city began in 1990.

Zionsville and nearby Attractions

  • Lincoln Park
  • Munce Art Center
  • P.H. Sullivan Museum
  • Fort Harrison State Park
  • Wolf Run Golf Club
  • Becky Fehsenfeld Fine Art Gallery

Things To Do In Zionsville

The Munce Art Center, which is a part of the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, is in the city. Downtown Zionsville has many shopping centers. The town has two prominent golf courses: the Zionsville Golf Course and Wolf Run Golf Club. The P.H. Sullivan Museum, the Lincoln Park, and Fort Harrison State Park are in the region.

Zionsville Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Zionsville Higher Education

Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus, and Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana Campus, offer courses for higher education.

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High Points

Zionsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Zionsville Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Zionsville Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Zionsville Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Zionsville College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Zionsville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 11% Zionsville Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Zionsville, Indiana

Comparing Zionsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 3 2

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Zionsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Boone
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46077
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.95
Longitude -86.261

Zionsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 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
Distance 16.2 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 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
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Zionsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,775 100%
Male 4,230 48.2%
Female 4,545 51.8%
Under 18 2,781 31.7%
18+ 5,994 68.3%
65+ 943 10.7%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.23
White 8,580 97.8%
African-American 29 0.3%
Asian 94 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 28 0.3%
Mixed Race 34 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 85 1%

Estimated Zionsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,853
Growth 3,078
Growth % 35.1%

Zionsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.4%
US/American 15.8%
English 14.7%
Irish 8.7%
Polish 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Italian 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Scottish 3.5%
Dutch 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Swedish 1.9%
Slovak 1.3%
British 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Hungarian 1%
Danish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Slavic 0.6%
Serbian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Zionsville 8,775 $95,359
Brownsburg 14,520 $63,245
Carmel 37,733 $94,210
Clermont 1,477 $64,464
Speedway 12,881 $49,005
Westfield 9,293 $65,208
Whitestown 471 $47,917

Zionsville Public Libraries

Hussey-mayfield Memorial Pl
Zionsville, Indiana
(317) 873-3149
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Zionsville High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,175 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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