Carmel is a city in Hamilton County located immediately north of Indianapolis. The population was 79,191 at the 2010 census, and it is consistently ranked, alongside Zionsville and Fishers, as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Indianapolis area. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the Best Place to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine.
Until 1874, the settlement where present day Carmel now sits was called Bethlehem. Today, the plot first established in Bethlehem, located at the intersection of Rangeline Road and Main Street, is marked by a clock tower, donated by the local Rotary Club in 2002.
In 1924, one of the first automatic traffic signals in the United States was installed at the intersection of Main Street and Range Line Road. The signal that was installed was the invention of Leslie Haines and is currently in the old train station on the Monon.
Carmel recently completed construction of Carmel Monon Community Center as well as a $118 million concert hall "The Palladium" at the Center for Performing Arts.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.55 square miles (125.74 km2), of which, 47.46 square miles (122.92 km2) is land and 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2) is water.
Major East-West streets in Carmel generally end in a 6, and include 96th Street (the Southern border), 106th, 116th, 126th, 131st, 136th and 146th (the Northern Border). The numbering system is aligned to that of Marion and Hamilton counties. Main Street (131st) runs East-West through Carmel's Art & Design District; Carmel Drive runs East-West through a main shopping area; and City Center Drive runs East-West near Carmel's new City Center project.
North-South streets are not numbered, and include (West to East) Michigan, Shelborne, Towne, Ditch, Spring Mill, Meridian, Guilford, Range Line, Keystone, Carey, Gray, Hazel Dell, and River. Some of these roads are continuations of corresponding streets within Indianapolis. Towne Road replaces the name Township Line Road at 96th Street, while Westfield Boulevard becomes Range Line north of 116th Street. Meridian Street (US 31) and Keystone Parkway (formerly SR 431) are the major thoroughfares, extending from (within Carmel) I–465 in the south and merging just south of 146th Street.
According to a 2010 estimate, the median household income in the city was $120,988. Males had a median income of $93,340 versus $62,943 for females. The per capita income for the city was $85,320. About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 79,191 people, 28,997 households, and 21,855 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,668.6 inhabitants per square mile (644.3 /km2). There were 30,738 housing units at an average density of 647.7 per square mile (250.1 /km2).
There were 28,997 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median age in the city was 39.2 years. 29.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older.
The school system has 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Student enrollment for the district is above 14,500.
The Elementary Schools are: Carmel Clay Elementary, Cherry Tree Elementary, College Wood Elementary, Forest Dale Elementary, Mohawk Trails Elementary, Orchard Park Elementary, Prairie Trace Elementary, Smoky Row Elementary, Towne Meadow Elementary, West Clay Elementary and Woodbrook Elementary.
The 3 Middle Schools are: Carmel Middle School, Clay Middle School and Creekside Middle School
Carmel High School is the high school that the three middle schools feed into.
Carmel also has several private schools including St. Elizabeth Seton Preschool (2 year olds-K), Midwest Academy (4-12), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School (K-8), Walnut Grove Christian School (K-8) and University High School. Additional private schools are located near Carmel in other communities.
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