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
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

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
    819
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    459
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,178
    500
  • Theft
    3,040
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    577
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,101
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I have gone to school in Indianapolis for 3 years now at the wonderful Butler University, and I have to honestly say that Indianapolis is a great area for young-adults to start their careers and professional lives. The city itself has so many different attractions (sports, restaurants, theaters, arenas/stadiums, museums, outdoor activities/parks/canals) to offer to different people and whatever their walks-of-life may encompass. Indianapolis provides a great "city" feeling while also not being as overwhelming as a city such as Chicago or New York City. Overall, Indianapolis encompasses many different aspects that I think make it a great, family-friendly place to settle down, start a career, raise a family, or attend school. Thank you Indianapolis for the great memories thus far!
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Indy is a growing city with many varying school choices at every level. Housing is quite affordable and available with choices from downtown condos, revitalized neighborhoods, new construction, and cozy pockets. With several colleges in town you find a diverse population, many languages, blended communities, and worship of many faiths. Taxes are fair, commuting is OK, groceries abound, and shopping can be found on all sides of town. Indy has football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and racing. Come on!
I enjoy the city of Indianapolis. It is very family-oriented and affordable. This is great place to own a home and get the bang for your buck. If your about the nightlife, just prepared to get bored at some point. I would like there to be a faster and more effiecient transit system. There has been progress with the IndyGo bus line providing cleaner and safer bus stops, however I feel that should’ve been an issue to begin with. There is a lack of diversity. I would love to see more cultures and cultural festivities. Though there are more activities for promoting healthy life-style, I would like to see more infrastructure that represents the healthier life-style. The canal walk has to be one of the best investments for downtown Indianapolis along with the Museums! More places to rent bikes and go, my neighborhood has side walk but some neighborhoods don’t. If you’re in the IT field there is a lot of opportunities.