Indianapolis is a very large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 827,609 people and 204 constituent neighborhoods, Indianapolis is the largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities, Indianapolis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Indianapolis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indianapolis is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indianapolis who work in office and administrative support (15.73%), sales jobs (11.03%) and management occupations (8.24%).
Also of interest is that Indianapolis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One important feature of Indianapolis is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 84.44% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Indianapolis anyway. So, if you like to drive, Indianapolis is the city for you! The landscape around Indianapolis reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
Indianapolis Information and Demographics
The percentage of people in Indianapolis who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.29% of adults in Indianapolis have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Indianapolis in 2010 was $24,334, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,336 for a family of four. However, Indianapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Indianapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Indianapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indianapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Indianapolis include German, Irish, English and African.
The most common language spoken in Indianapolis is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
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Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) represents the current U.S. defined sampling area or region for reporting data to various local and state governments. MSAs may cross
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The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted market rent against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using MLS sales statistics. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent to annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper, and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. (Note: taxes are not considered here.)
The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio for Indianapolis was 1.26 in December 2012.
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