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Needham is a township in Johnson County, in the Indianapolis metro area.
The community was named for Noah Needham, landowner
The latitude of Needham is 39.53N. The longitude is -85.971W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,725.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Needham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson 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 46162 ZIP code.
28% of Needham residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Needham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Needham was $20,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Needham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Needham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $527. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,108.
Johnson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Needham political report.
The average commute time for Needham workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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