Indianapolis is a very large city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 853,173 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 (15.26%), sales jobs (10.67%), and management occupations (7.97%).
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.
Of the large cities in America, Indianapolis is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.84% of people in Indianapolis drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Indianapolis, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The overall education level of Indianapolis is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.64% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Indianapolis in 2010 was $24,058, 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 $96,232 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 African languages.