Indianapolis is a very large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 876,384 people and 204 constituent neighborhoods, Indianapolis is the largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Indianapolis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indianapolis is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indianapolis who work in office and administrative support (12.86%), sales jobs (9.76%), and management occupations (8.62%).
Also of interest is that Indianapolis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Indianapolis is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Indianapolis. This makes Indianapolis a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Indianapolis presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Of the large cities in America, Indianapolis is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 84.96% of people in Indianapolis drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Indianapolis, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
In terms of college education, Indianapolis is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.87% of adults in Indianapolis have a college degree.
The per capita income in Indianapolis in 2018 was $28,363, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,452 for a family of four. However, Indianapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Indianapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Indianapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indianapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Indianapolis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Indianapolis include German, Irish, English, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Indianapolis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.