Fishers, IN
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Fishers is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 91,832 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Fishers is the ninth largest community in Indiana.

Fishers real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Fishers house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Fishers is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fishers is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fishers who work in management occupations (16.69%), sales jobs (14.30%), and office and administrative support (10.95%).

Also of interest is that Fishers 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: 8.57% 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, Fishers 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, Fishers really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fishers 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, Fishers is a pretty powerful place. 65.14% of the adults in Fishers 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 Fishers in 2010 was $46,619, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,476 for a family of four.

Fishers is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fishers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fishers residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fishers include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.

The most common language spoken in Fishers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.