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Greenfield is a city in Hancock County, in the Indianapolis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John Green, settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Greenfield. For links to other places called Greenfield, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Greenfield is 39.785N. The longitude is -85.769W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,721.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$42,035
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenfield demographic reports
Prosperity arrived with the discovery of natural gas in the 1880s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Whitcomb Riley, poet
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Riley Festival - Oct. 4-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: National Road
Historic sites and museums: James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace, Chapel in the Park Museum
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock 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 46140 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Greenfield residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenfield was $22,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Greenfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Greenfield include Greenfield Courthouse Square Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $526.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.


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Libraries in Greenfield include Hancock County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenfield include Greenfield Daily Reporter, Greenfield Special Edition

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greenfield workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Greenfield include Comfort Inn Greenfield, Holiday Inn Express-Greenfield, Lees Inn Greenfield, Super 8.

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More info about Greenfield:

DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Greenfield:
  �LaGrange County township
  �Orange County township

IN communities formerly known as Greenfield:
  �Greenwood, Johnson County

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