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Carmel, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Carmel is the 6th largest city in Indiana with a population of 92,099 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carmel: Bethleham, Bethlehem.

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Carmel, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 92,099
Population in Households 91,551
Population in Familes 80,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 548
Population Density2 1,940
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $113,245
Average Household Income $146,403
Per Capita Income $54,094


Total Housing Units 36,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,529 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,638 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,320 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $320,982
Average Home Value $384,122


Total Households 34,167
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 25,526
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.85% 2.21%
Households 2.01% 2.3%
Families 1.9% 2.13%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

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, 2018 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 Density # 137 80th
Diversity Index # 78 89th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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