A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$791
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Indianapolis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    752
    273
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    440
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,283
    525
  • Theft
    2,929
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    578
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,987
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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No matter where I go in this city, I know that I will come across an individual whom I can learn something from! Besides the wide variety of individuals, there are so many scenic areas and activities to partake in! Whether it is taking a stroll, run, or bike ride on the Monon Trail, paddle boating on the Canal on the White River downtown, grabbing a bite to eat on Mass. Ave, you are guaranteed to find something that fits your interest or mood. You can check out a play at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, check out a baseball game at Victory Field, or cheer on the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. I feel like in Indy, our downfall seems to be the violence that has been happening in some of our surrounding communities. However, the commitment of the Indianapolis Police Department & other police departments, community leaders, political leaders we are finding solutions to the problem and coming together to make the city the wonderful place that it is!
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I've lived in Indiana all my life. When I was younger, I wanted to be anywhere but here. As I've grown, I've learned the benefits of Indiana, and Indianapolis specifically! We have an international airport, an attractive downtown with convention space, museums, green space and so much more. We are not prone to natural disasters in the metro area, as severe storms tend to break apart as they approach the downtown area. We are centralized in the country with low costs of living.
I like downtown Indianapolis for the diversity, food, and night excitement. During the day, one can walk the canal, or take a trip to the zoo, which is directly outside IUPUI campus! Also, Monument Circle in December is very beautiful! Although it is a bustling city, one can relax in a coffee store or fine dining. Lastly, one can take a tour of the center of Monument Circle buildinh, where you can climb over 200 steps to reach the top and see the entirety of Indianapolis from a central birds eye point of view!