Indianapolis, IN 46256 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 46256: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Acceptable Alternative
Castleton, IN 46256

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 660
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,572
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,621
  • County: Marion County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.902, Longitude -86.016
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 46256 has segments in 2 Counties (Hamilton, Marion).

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Indianapolis, IN 46256 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,635
Daytime Population: Workers 24,823
Daytime Population: Residents 10,653
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,476
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 24,535
Population in Familes 19,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 2,147
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $78,227
Average Household Income $103,403
Per Capita Income $43,507


Total Housing Units 10,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,309 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,038 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $206,213
Average Home Value $279,963


Total Households 10,347
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 6,546
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.74%
Households 0.46% 0.63%
Families 0.28% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Indianapolis, IN 46256 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 46256 to the other 785 ZIP Codes in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 95 88th
Population Density # 62 92nd
Diversity Index # 74 91st
Median Household Income # 33 96th
Per Capita Income # 11 99th

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