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Fishers, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Fishers is the 6th largest city in Indiana with a population of 99,287 as of July 1, 2020. Fishers 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 Fishers is located at latitude 39.9556 and longitude -86.0139 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fishers encompass a land area of 34.41 sq. miles and a water area of 2.25 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The City of Fishers (GNIS ID: 2396939) 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 Fishers is located within Township of Delaware, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fishers: Fishers Station, Fishers Switch.


Fishers, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 99,287 (100%)
Population in Households 99,261 (100.0%)
Population in Families 86,508 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 2,800
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $106,399
Average Household Income $131,654
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $46,653
Wealth Index5 158


Total HU (Housing Units) 36,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,445 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,381 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,733 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $275,150
Average Home Value $330,634
Housing Affordability Index3 217


Total Households 34,827
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 25,804
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.63% 2.32%
Households 2.51% 2.32%
Families 2.42% 2.24%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
Owner Occupied HU   2.07%


Fishers, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fishers to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 27 96th
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 155 23rd
Per Capita Income # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 76 89th

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