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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Carmel is a town in Indiana with a population of 90,163. 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
90,163

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,199
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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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
    9.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    717.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 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
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    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
$116,867
National
$55,322
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We moved to Carmel from the northeast, and at the time I was wary of moving to Indiana - a state I knew nothing about other than farms. Boy, was I wrong. Carmel is beautiful- sophisticated, charming, kind, innovative and stocked with families all working to create a beautiful life for their kids and themselves. Infrastructure is top notch and well-planned, the homes and neighborhoods are gorgeous and affordable, the area is filled with good, high-paying jobs, the public school facilities are amazing, and quality of teaching and programs offered - both public and community programs- are outstanding. Like another poster said, come visit- you will be amazed! I’ve met so many transplants, and some who moved just after seeing Carmel during a visit with friends. I can’t imagine another city offering the quality of life we have in Carmel, we are so grateful to live here. This city is the poster child of forward-thinking leadership as well as listening to what it’s residents want.
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With all things considered, Carmel is the best place to live in Indiana. The city is amazing and very family friendly, the downtown area is great for meeting up with friends, and the parks are so well maintained! I love Carmel because the school system is nationally one of the top in the country, and the community is very tight knit and loving. I give Carmel an 11/10!
I've lived in Carmel for almost 14 years, and I've always felt surrounded by a positive and safe community. I'm not afraid to go outside alone, and I know the city provides a lot of resources for whatever I may need. For instance, the Monon Center is a great recreational center where I've spent many summers. The landscaping is also quite nice, and there is a lot of greenery, so I enjoy walking outside (of course, the roundabouts are hard to get used to at first). I also think the community as a whole is generally very supportive, and I wouldn't be afraid to voice my opinion. I've also been blessed with great educational opportunities in the Carmel Clay school system, and I know the staff tries to support all of their students.