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 92.51% 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 (17.05%), sales jobs (14.25%), and healthcare (9.62%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Carmel a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Carmel has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Carmel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 68.83% 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 $52,207, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,828 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.