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Carmel is a city in Hamilton County, in the Indianapolis metro area.

The community was named for the biblical mountain

The latitude of Carmel is 39.978N. The longitude is -86.118W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 853 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,083.


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Median household income
Local
$81,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carmel demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Larry Bird, basketball player and coach
· Stephen Hilbert, founder of the insurance company Conseco
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Carmelfest - July 3-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carmel web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: CAR-mel (like the candy)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Carmel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hamilton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Indianapolis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46280 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Carmel residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carmel ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carmel was $38,906, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

58% of Carmel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Carmel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $658.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,571.


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Libraries in Carmel include Carmel Clay Public Library ... View libraries

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Hamilton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carmel political report.

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The average commute time for Carmel workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carmel between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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