Carmel is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 91,065 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Carmel is the eighth largest community in Indiana.
Carmel home prices are not only among the most expensive in Indiana, but Carmel real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Carmel is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Carmel is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carmel who work in management occupations (17.34%), sales jobs (13.95%), and office and administrative support (9.25%).
Also of interest is that Carmel has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Carmel is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Carmel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Carmel is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Carmel area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Carmel is a pretty powerful place. 69.96% of the adults in Carmel have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Carmel in 2010 was $54,178, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,712 for a family of four.
Carmel is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carmel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carmel residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Carmel include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.