Indianapolis, IN 46278 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46278: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Acceptable Alternative
New Augusta, IN 46278

Not Acceptable, USPS
Traders Point, IN 46278

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 581
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,099
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 170
  • County: Marion County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.883, Longitude -86.239
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 46278 has segments in 3 Counties (Boone, Hendricks, Marion).

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Indianapolis, IN 46278 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,619
Population in Households 8,615
Population in Familes 7,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 655
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,169
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,908 (87.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $300,523
Average Home Value $345,659


Median Household Income $104,427
Average Household Income $139,416
Per Capita Income $51,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.94%
Households 0.62% 0.83%
Families 0.53% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Indianapolis, IN 46278 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46278 to the other 786 ZIP Codes 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 # 236 70th
Population Density1 # 187 76th
Diversity Index2 # 38 95th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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