Indianapolis, IN
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Living in Indianapolis


Indianapolis is a very large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 855,164 people and 204 constituent neighborhoods, Indianapolis is the largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities, Indianapolis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Indianapolis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indianapolis is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indianapolis who work in office and administrative support (15.29%), sales jobs (10.54%), and management occupations (8.53%).

Also of interest is that Indianapolis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Indianapolis is having a public transportation system, but in Indianapolis the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Indianapolis benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The overall education level of Indianapolis is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.99% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Indianapolis in 2010 was $25,094, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,376 for a family of four. However, Indianapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Indianapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Indianapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indianapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Indianapolis include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

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