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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    752
    0
  • Murder
    17
    0
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    440
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,283
    1
  • Theft
    2,929
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    578
    0

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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The atmosphere in the areas around college campuses and downtown is perfect. There is a lot for students to do including free days at museums and other free or cheap events. There are parks, the cultural trail, the canal, and many other great outdoor experiences too. If you want shopping there are plenty of different districts that offer unique shopping experiences: boutiques, vintage shops, music and vinyl stores, etc. The restaurant options are endless! There is the typical chain restaurants as well as specialty food and smaller businesses. Plenty of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc options to fit any person's diet.
There are plenty of amazing things to do in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Zoo is a world of fun with animals from all over the world. Visit the Indianapolis Children's Museum for a fun peek into toys, games, and science from multiple eras. Stop by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and tour the outside art exhibits before heading inside for more art from around the globe! If dining and shopping are more your speed, visit Circle Center Mall. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from. IKEA is coming to the area soon!