Carmel, IN
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Living in Carmel


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.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Carmel use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Carmel‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Carmel, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Carmel is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.96% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.