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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Hamilton County is located in Indiana with a population of 309,687. Hamilton County is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Hamilton County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hamilton County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hamilton County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hamilton County are highly rated.
Population
309,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Hamilton County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    81.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    834.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Hamilton County

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,582
National
$55,322

Hamilton County Reviews

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It is a very nice area to live in. It has a small town feel with high quality businesses and other public resources. It is well maintained in most areas, and the schooling choices are good, and has a range on the type of schooling you would want if you have children. There are different areas in Hamilton county to live in based on how much money you have, but all areas are nice. And there is plenty of public events you can attend to.
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Hamilton County is a very safe area with a great community and friendly people to be around! Hamilton County is a fast growing community and there are so many fun attractions to go to. We have had so many more people come into Hamilton County with how much the area is growing.
Hamilton county in Indiana is a quite, safe, and relaxing place to live. There are different areas where there are many different restaurants and flavors to try. Downtown Carmel is known at the Carmel Art District. You can find sculptures all around the city and try wonderful different types of food.