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Overview

Introduction to Greenfield, Indiana

Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock county, is 20 miles E of Indianapolis, Indiana. The people of the city are in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Greenfield History

Early settlers of this area settled down along the two creeks that flow through the Greenfield. The settlers built grist mills so that they could grind wheat and corn. Hancock County was established on March 1, 1828. It went on to be incorporated as a city in 1876. In 1887, natural gas was discovered here, which led to rapid progress over the next 20 years.

Greenfield and nearby Attractions

  • James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace
  • Chapel in the Park Museum
  • Riley Park
  • Boots Park
  • Roberts Lake

Things To Do In Greenfield

The Riley festival is an annual four-day event that begins on the first Thursday of October. It features a large and varied number of performances, concerts, contests and other entertainment programs. During the months of June and July, concerts are held every Friday evening at the Courthouse Plaza. Greenfield also has parks and lakes where people can pursue a wide range of recreational activities.

Greenfield Transportation

Mount Comfort Airport is nearby.

Greenfield Higher Education

Anderson University, the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University have provisions for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,380
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+9,716
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,316
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,670

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,845
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$843
Median House Value$125,600

Ancestry

German22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish13.5%
English8.6%
Scottish2.3%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Czech1%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.2%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Greenfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hancock County
Standard Zip Codes46140
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.79
Approximate Longitude-85.77

Greenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENFIELD
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationOAKLANDON GEIST RESVR
Distance13.9 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
StationINDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance16.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cumberland5,422$70,225
Fortville4,213$81,250
McCordsville5,924$93,547
Morristown1,190$55,139
New Palestine2,103$77,784
Wilkinson431$66,458

Greenfield Public Libraries

Hancock County Public Library
900 WEST MCKENZIE ROAD
Greenfield, Indiana
(317) 462-5141

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Greenfield Hospitals

Hancock Regional Hospital
(Government - Local)
801 N State St
(317) 468-4412

Greenfield Public Schools

Brandywine Elementary School
413 E 400 S
ZIP: 46140
(317) 462-7396
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Eden Elementary School
8185 N Sr 9
ZIP: 46140
(317) 326-3117
Primary
Total Enrollment 199
Greenfield Central Junior High Sch
1440 N Franklin
ZIP: 46140
(317) 477-4616
Middle
Total Enrollment 717
Greenfield Intermediate School
204 W Park Ave
ZIP: 46140
(317) 462-6827
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Greenfield-central High Sch
810 N Broadway
ZIP: 46140
(317) 462-9211
High
Total Enrollment 1439
Harris Elementary School
200 W Park Ave
ZIP: 46140
(317) 467-6731
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
J B Stephens Elementary School
1331 N Blue Rd
ZIP: 46140
(317) 462-4491
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Mt Comfort Elementary School
5694 W 300 N
ZIP: 46140
(317) 894-7667
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Weston Elementary School
140 Polk St
ZIP: 46140
(317) 462-1492
Primary
Total Enrollment 336

Greenfield Private Schools

St Michael's Catholic School
515 Jefferson Blvd
ZIP: 46140
Elementary
Total Enrollment 304
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