Zionsville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 26,784 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Zionsville is the 60th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Zionsville was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Zionsville economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Zionsville, where the median household income is $118,190.00.
Zionsville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Indiana, but Zionsville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Zionsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Zionsville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Zionsville who work in management occupations (18.04%), sales jobs (10.96%), and healthcare (9.96%).
Also of interest is that Zionsville 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: 7.74% 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.
In addition, Zionsville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Zionsville 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, Zionsville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Zionsville 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Zionsville is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Zionsville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Zionsville is a pretty powerful place. 70.06% of the adults in Zionsville 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 Zionsville in 2010 was $56,105, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,420 for a family of four.
The people who call Zionsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Zionsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Zionsville include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Zionsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.