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Overview

Introduction to Beech Grove, Indiana

Beech Grove, Indiana, in Marion county, is 4 miles SE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Beech Grove History

The area that is presently known as Beech Grove was merely a rural section of Marion County at the turn of the twentieth century. It was originally founded as a company town that served as the repair facility for a local railroad. The area was named Beech Grove because of the abundance of Beech trees in the area. It was officially incorporated in 1906.

Beech Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana State Museum
  • National Art Museum of Sport
  • Sarah Shank Golf Course
  • White River State Park
  • Beech Grove Park

Things To Do In Beech Grove

Beech Grove has a number of parks that provide excellent facilities for the people of Beech Grove. The parks have picnic shelters, beautiful creeks and playgrounds. They also have basketball courts, volleyball courts, softball and baseball fields and a skateboarding park. Band concerts and other special events are also organized regularly at the various parks.

Beech Grove Transportation

Indianapolis International is the closest major airport to Beech Grove.

Beech Grove Higher Education

The University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College and Indiana University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,319
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+6,088
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,144
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,446

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,565
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$726
Median House Value$94,300

Ancestry

German22.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Irish14.1%
English7.3%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
African1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Polish0.8%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Beech Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes46107
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.72
Approximate Longitude-86.09

Beech Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationWHITESTOWN
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cumberland5,422$70,225
Greenwood54,564$68,606
Lawrence47,415$61,698
New Palestine2,103$77,784
Southport2,067$58,942

Beech Grove Public Libraries

Beech Grove Public Library
1102 MAIN STREET
Beech Grove, Indiana
(317) 275-4560

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Beech Grove Public Schools

Beech Grove Middle School
1248 Buffalo St
ZIP: 46107
(317) 784-6649
Middle
Total Enrollment 481
Beech Grove Sr High School
5330 Hornet Ave
ZIP: 46107
(317) 786-1447
High
Total Enrollment 890
Central Elementary School
1000 Main St
ZIP: 46107
(317) 784-4565
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Hornet Park Elementary School
5249 Hornet Ave
ZIP: 46107
(317) 780-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
South Grove Intermediate School
851 S 9th Ave
ZIP: 46107
(317) 786-7687
Middle
Total Enrollment 650

Beech Grove Private Schools

Holy Name Of Jesus Catholic School
21 N 17th Ave
ZIP: 46107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 241
Montessori Childrens House
222 S 4th Ave
ZIP: 46107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
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