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Overview

Introduction to Greenwood, Indiana

Greenwood, Indiana, in Johnson county, is 11 miles S of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Greenwood History

Native Americans were the early inhabitants of the area. In 1813, the village of the Delaware Indians was all but wiped out by the Kentucky and Indiana Militias. The community was initially known as 'Smocktown' or "Smock's Settlement." In 1825, it adopted the name "Greenfield." However, there was already another Greenfield in Hancock county, and the name was changed to Greenwood. According to some accounts, this name was chosen in honor of Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872. Greenwood was officially incorporated in 1864.

Greenwood and nearby Attractions

  • President Benjamin Harrison Home
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Concord Church
  • Jolly Brook
  • Craig Park

Things To Do In Greenwood

In the Greenwood area, there are many historic sites, including the James Whitcomb Riley House and the 1875 Italianate Victorian home of the 23rd president, Benjamin Harrison. For those interested in the local history and culture, a visit to the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame may prove interesting. One can also plan a day trip to the Indianapolis Zoo. The Greenwood Mall offers excellent shopping facilities to the people of Greenwood and its visitors.

Greenwood Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is close by.

Greenwood Higher Education

Heritage Baptist University is the local institute of higher education. Other institutes nearby include the University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana and Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,564
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+26,034
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,648
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,722
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,973

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,606
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$857
Median House Value$138,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.9%
Irish11.5%
English11.2%
Italian2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch2.2%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Swedish1.4%
African1.3%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Russian0.2%
German0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Greenwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes46142, 46143
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.61
Approximate Longitude-86.11

Greenwood 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
Distance7.4 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
Distance11.1 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
StationMARTINSVILLE 2 SW
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip43 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bargersville6,824$87,870
Beech Grove14,319$48,565
Franklin24,021$64,161
New Whiteland5,814$57,269
Southport2,067$58,942
Whiteland4,949$74,338

Greenwood Public Libraries

Greenwood Public Library
310 SOUTH MERIDIAN
Greenwood, Indiana
(317) 881-1953

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Greenwood Hospitals

Bhc Valle Vista Hospital
(Proprietary)
898 E Main St
(317) 883-5300
Kindred Hospital- Indianapolis South
(Proprietary)
607 S Greenwood Springs Dr
(317) 888-8155

Greenwood Public Schools

Center Grove Middle School North
202 N Morgantown Rd
ZIP: 46142
(317) 885-8800
Middle
Total Enrollment 884
Greenwood Community High Sch
615 W Smith Valley Rd
ZIP: 46142
(317) 889-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1172
Greenwood Middle School
523 S Madison Ave
ZIP: 46142
(317) 889-4040
Middle
Total Enrollment 908
North Grove Elementary School
3280 W Fairview Rd
ZIP: 46142
(317) 881-5653
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Pleasant Grove Elem Sch
5199 W Fairview Rd
ZIP: 46142
(317) 887-8525
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Southwest Elem Sch
619 W Smith Valley
ZIP: 46142
(317) 889-4090
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Sugar Grove Elementary Sch
4135 W Smith Valley Rd
ZIP: 46142
(317) 887-4707
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Center Grove Elem School
2455 S Morgantown Rd
ZIP: 46143
(317) 881-1720
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Center Grove High School
2717 S Morgantown Rd
ZIP: 46143
(317) 881-0581
High
Total Enrollment 2455
Center Grove Middle Schl Central
4900 Stones Crossing
ZIP: 46143
(317) 882-9391
Middle
Total Enrollment 979
Central Nine Career Center
1999 Us 31 S
ZIP: 46143
(317) 888-4401
High
Clark Pleasant Intermediate Sch
2111 Sheek Rd
ZIP: 46143
(317) 535-3980
Middle
Total Enrollment 1003
Clark Pleasant Middle Sch
1354 E Worthsville Road
ZIP: 46143
(317) 535-7121
Middle
Total Enrollment 988
Greenwood Northeast Elem Sch
99 Crestview Dr
ZIP: 46143
(317) 889-4080
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
V O Isom Central Elem School
50 E Broadway
ZIP: 46143
(317) 889-4070
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Westwood Elementary Sch
899 Honey Creek Rd
ZIP: 46143
(317) 859-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 443

Greenwood Private Schools

Center Grove Montessori
1674 W Smith Valley Rd
ZIP: 46142
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Greenwood Christian Academy
835 W Worthsville Rd
ZIP: 46143
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 418
Greenwood Christian School
2045 Averitt Rd
ZIP: 46143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Our Lady Of Greenwood School
399 S Meridian St
ZIP: 46143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 362
Ss Francis & Clare Catholic School
5901 Olive Branch Rd
ZIP: 46143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 251
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