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Carmel, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Carmel is the 6th largest city in Indiana with a population of 88,217 as of July 1, 2016. Carmel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carmel is located at latitude 39.9655 and longitude -86.1484 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carmel (see map below) encompass a land area of 47.47 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The City of Carmel (GNIS ID: 2393750) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Carmel is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carmel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carmel: Bethleham, Bethlehem.

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Carmel, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 88,217
Population in Households 87,668
Population in Familes 77,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 549
Population Density1 1,858
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 32,524
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 24,456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,798 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,726 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,941 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $315,817
Average Home Value $368,730


Median Household Income $109,359
Average Household Income $138,530
Per Capita Income $50,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.94%
Households 1.85% 1.98%
Families 1.82% 1.85%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carmel, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carmel to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 162 76th
Diversity Index2 # 82 88th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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