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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Carmel is a town in Indiana with a population of 88,595. Carmel is in Hamilton County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Carmel offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carmel there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Carmel and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Carmel are highly rated.
About Carmel...
Population
88,595

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$320,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Carmel 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
    5.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    65.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    640.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Carmel

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,201
National
$55,322
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Carmel is probably one of the best places in America you could hope to raise a family and have a good childhood in, it has got some of the best ranked school systems in the nation and the community is beyond friendly. I love that its not too big that it's overwhelming, but at the same time not small enough that someone could call it uninteresting!
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Carmel is a town (more than a city). It is your typical suburbia, but with a lot more affluence, and thus a lot more economic inequality. Carmel compared with the surrounding cities and towns leads residents to call it a "bubble," which is an apt description for how the town seems insulated from many local and international issues. However, Carmel is diverse in its demographics, values, and activities. The community works hard to preserve the town's reputation.
Carmel is a nationally recognized city and has been ranked the No. 1 best place to live in Money magazine and on Niche.com. It is a great city to live in because of many factors that make it special. First and foremost Carmel is ranked one of the safest cities in Indiana, and has a very low crime rate overall and extremely low violent and property crime rate. Carmel also has a very good school system and is nationally recognized for the quality of education students receive from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and the amount of extracurriculars and opportunities CCS kids benefit from as they progress through school.