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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Indianapolis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

Indianapolis is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Indianapolis really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Indianapolis citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Indianapolis ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Indianapolis a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

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.