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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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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 dense 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
Dense 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
    20.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    640.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.7
    284

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 Reviews

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Great little town that is gaining population quickly! We have every shop and store that you could possibly need to settle down and live out the rest of your life happily. The people are nice and the traffic is better. Having almost 0 stop lights in our city, you can plan on saving your brakes considering you hardly use them. Come visit Carmel, IN sometime. You may just never leave.
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It's a great place to live! It is super safe, and everyone that lives here is wonderful. Carmel holds great events for their homeowners, and there is always something new or fun to do on the weekends. I highly recommend checking out main street and exploring downtown.
Carmel is a friendly place, and has a higher than average diversity rate (especially compared to the rest of Indiana). There are many family friendly features, especially for young children. There are several parks, such as West Park, Founder's Park, and Coxhall Gardens. The Monon trail also goes through Carmel, which is a great place to get exercise. There is also a very strong public school system, as well as several private schools. Downtown Carmel includes a large library and several local businesses. However the statues downtown are a bit creepy. Carmel is also a very expensive place to live.