Profile for Indianapolis, Indiana, IN
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Indianapolis is a city in Marion County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community name combines Indiana plus the Greek word for "city."
The latitude of Indianapolis is 39.768N. The longitude is -86.158W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 783,438.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Indianapolis demographic reports
Indianapolis is on the White River.
Former and merged names include:
· Fall Creek Settlement
Settled in 1820, the city's layout was patterned on that of Washington, DC.
Public transportation: IndyGo (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7,069. The number of murders and homicides was 107. The violent crime rate was 8.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 6 on the Best Places to Live and Work in America list compiled by BestJobsUsa.com, 2002
Census 2000 highlights: 12th largest city in the U.S., by population
Well-known residents have included:
· David Letterman, TV host
· Kurt Vonnegut, writer
· Babyface, musician
· Vice President Dan Quayle
· Jannet Flanner, author who wrote under the name Genet
· John Hiatt, singer and songwriter
Local bands (past and present) have included Ink Spots
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
- Indianapolis 500 - May 27, 2007
- Wild Onion Festival - April 13-14, 2007
- Jazz Fest - June 15-17, 2007
- Old Settlers Day - June 24, 2007
- International Festival - Nov. 1, 2007
- 500 Festival - May 12-27, 2007
- Indianapolis Greek Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
- Indiana Art Fair - Feb. 24, 2007
- Indiana State Fair - Aug. 8-19, 2007
- Broad Ripple Art Fair - May 19-20, 2007
- Irish Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
- African Festival - July 27-28, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Sept. 7-8, 2007
- Saint Christopher Mid-Summer Festival - July 19-21, 2007
- Heartland Film Festival - Oct. 18-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Indianapolis web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Performing arts: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
White River State Park, White River Gardens, Fort Harrison State Park
Indianapolis attractions: Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens
Sports teams: Colts (NFL), Pacers (NBA), Fever (WNBA), Indians (minor league baseball)
Historic routes: National Road
Historic sites and museums:
Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Children's Museum, Eiteljorg Museum
Colleges and universities:
Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne, University of Indianapolis, Butler University, Marian College, Martin University, Ivy Tech Community College
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 126
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Ancestry & family history
18% of Indianapolis residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Indianapolis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Indianapolis was $21,640, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Indianapolis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Indianapolis festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Indianapolis 500 - M
- Indiana State Fair - A
- Jazz Fest - J
- Irish Festival - S
- International Festival - N
- Oktoberfest - A
- Indianapolis Greek Festival - S
- Heartland Film Festival - O
- Indiana Art Fair - F
- Wild Onion Festival - A
- Broad Ripple Art Fair - M
- Old Settlers Day - J
- African Festival - J
- 500 Festival - M
- Saint Christopher Mid-Summer Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Indianapolis festival web sites:
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Historic districts in Indianapolis include Chatham-Arch Historic District, Cottage Home Historic District, Fletcher Place Historic District, Golden Hill Historic District, Herron-Morton Place Historic District, Holy Cross - Westminster Historic District, Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District, Indiana Avenue Historic District, Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, Indianapolis Union Station - Wholesale District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Indianapolis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $928.
Libraries in Indianapolis include Brightwood, College, Decatur, Eagle, East Washington, Emerson, Flanner House, Fountain Square Branch, Franklin Rd, Glendale ... View libraries
Newspapers in Indianapolis include Indianapolis Star
TV stations in Indianapolis include WDTI, WFYI, WHMB, WISH, WRTV, WTHR, WXIN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFYI-FM.
Marion County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Indianapolis political report.
Indianapolis restaurants taking online reservations include Adobo Grill, Cafe Nora, Chancellor's, Du Soleil, Dunaway's Palazzo Ossigeno, Elements, L'explorateur, McCormick & Schmick's - Indianapolis, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Indianapolis, Oakleys Bistro ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Indianapolis workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 105 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Indianapolis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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