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Greenfield, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Greenfield had a population of 23,734 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Greenfield is located at latitude 39.785 and longitude -85.7694 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenfield encompass a land area of 12.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 886 feet.

The City of Greenfield (GNIS ID: 2394986) 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 Greenfield is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.


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


Total Population 23,734 (100%)
Population in Households 23,250 (98.0%)
Population in Families 18,865 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 484 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 1,750
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $59,009
Average Household Income $71,086
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $27,749
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,436 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,817 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 873 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $142,595
Average Home Value $153,119
Housing Affordability Index3 244


Total Households 9,253
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 6,234
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 1.39% 1.42%
Households 1.44% 1.45%
Families 1.43% 1.36%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
Owner Occupied HU   1.73%


Greenfield, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenfield 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 # 41 94th
Population Density # 184 73rd
Median Household Income # 220 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 254 37th
Per Capita Income # 243 64th
Diversity Index # 302 56th

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