Indianapolis, IN
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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.

Indianapolis is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.00%), sales jobs (10.74%), and management occupations (8.29%).

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 one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 0.84% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Indianapolis. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Indianapolis landscape.

The overall education level of Indianapolis is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Indianapolis in 2010 was $24,280, 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 $97,120 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.