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Overview

Introduction to Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana, in Hamilton county, is 14 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Carmel History

Until the 1800s, the area now known as Carmel went by the name Bethlehem. It was originally inhabited by the Delaware Indians. The Town of Bethlehem was laid out by John Felps, Seth Green, Alexander Mills and Daniel Warren in April of 1837. The name was changed to "Carmel," after the Biblical mountain in 1856 and Carmel was officially incorporated in 1874. One of the USA's first automatic traffic signals was installed in Carmel in 1924.

Carmel and nearby Attractions

  • Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • White Chapel Cemetery
  • Lake Woodland
  • Carmel-Clay Historical Society

Things To Do In Carmel

The city of Carmel provides easy access to a number of museums in the neighborhood. Among these are the Indiana Transportation Museum, the Conner Prairie and the Indianapolis Art Center. One can also make a trip to Lake Woodland, the Woodland Addition Lake, the Hot Lick Creek, Hiway Run, Carmel Creek and the Little Cool Creek. The Carmel Monon Center, a water park with a mega-fitness center, is a popular spot in the city. The Monon Trail, another popular destination, is a bicycle trail that is a part of the Rails-to-Trails movement.

Carmel Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is nearby.

Carmel Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana.

Demographics

People

Total Population88,595
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+45,468
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married63.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher71%
Median Earnings25+$66,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,027
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,164
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone21.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$320,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
Irish14.5%
English12.3%
Italian4%
Scottish3.1%
Polish3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Dutch2.2%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Arab0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Russian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Czech0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
African0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
South African0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Australian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Carmel Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hamilton County
Standard Zip Codes46032, 46033, 46074
P.O. Box Zip Codes46082
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.96
Approximate Longitude-86.17

Carmel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOAKLANDON GEIST RESVR
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationWHITESTOWN
Distance12.4 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
StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance19.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fishers87,557$119,104
Lawrence48,081$65,645
McCordsville6,116$100,685
Noblesville59,807$89,042
Westfield35,956$102,791
Zionsville25,810$151,314

Carmel Public Libraries

Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4TH AVENUE SE
Carmel, Indiana
(317) 844-6711

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Carmel Hospitals

Franciscan St Francis Health - Carmel
(Non-profit)
12188 B North Meridian Street
(317) 705-4500
Indiana University Health North Hospital
(Non-profit)
11700 N Meridian St
(317) 688-2000
St Vincent Carmel Hospital Inc
(Non-profit)
13500 N Meridian St
(317) 582-7000

Carmel Public Schools

Carmel Elementary School
101 4th Ave Se
ZIP: 46032
(317) 844-0168
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Carmel High School
520 E Main St
ZIP: 46032
(317) 846-7721
High
Total Enrollment 4830
Carmel Middle School
300 S Guilford Rd
ZIP: 46032
(317) 846-7331
Middle
Total Enrollment 1162
College Wood Elementary Sch
12415 Shelborne Rd
ZIP: 46032
(317) 733-6430
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Creekside Middle School
3525 W 126th St
ZIP: 46032
(317) 733-6420
Middle
Total Enrollment 1579
Options Charter School - Carmel
530 W Carmel Dr
ZIP: 46032
(317) 815-2098
High
Total Enrollment 186
Smoky Row Elementary Sch
900 W 136th St
ZIP: 46032
(317) 571-4084
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Towne Meadow Elementary Sch
10850 Towne Rd
ZIP: 46032
(317) 733-2645
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
West Clay Elementary
3495 W 126 St
ZIP: 46032
(317) 733-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Cherry Tree Elementary School
13989 Hazeldell
ZIP: 46033
(317) 846-3086
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Clay Middle School
5150 E 126th St
ZIP: 46033
(317) 844-7251
Middle
Total Enrollment 1233
Forest Dale Elementary School
10721 Lakeshore Dr W
ZIP: 46033
(317) 844-4948
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Mohawk Trails Elementary Sch
4242 E 126th St
ZIP: 46033
(317) 844-1158
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Prairie Trace Elementary Sch
14200 N River Rd
ZIP: 46033
(317) 571-7925
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Woodbrook Elementary School
4311 E 116th St
ZIP: 46033
(317) 846-4225
Primary
Total Enrollment 524

Carmel Private Schools

Carmel Montessori Schools
1402 W Main St
ZIP: 46032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Clay Montessori School Of Main Street Carmel
463 E Main St
ZIP: 46032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Midwest Academy
801 Congressional Blvd
ZIP: 46032
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 86
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
14596 Oakridge Rd
ZIP: 46032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 672
Primrose School At West Clay
13096 Moultrie St
ZIP: 46032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
The Montessori Learning Center
1402 W Main St
ZIP: 46032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
University High School Of Indiana
2825 W 116th St
ZIP: 46032
Secondary
Total Enrollment 279
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