Carmel, IN
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Carmel is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 88,713 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 92.61% 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 (17.71%), sales jobs (13.89%), and healthcare (9.63%).

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.

Because of many things, Carmel is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Carmel really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Carmel perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Carmel is a pretty powerful place. 69.41% 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 $53,244, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,976 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 Polish.

The most common language spoken in Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.