Carmel is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 99,757 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Carmel is the fifth largest community in Indiana.
Carmel real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Carmel house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Carmel is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Carmel is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carmel who work in management occupations (17.51%), sales jobs (11.07%), and business and financial occupations (10.11%).
Also of interest is that Carmel has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.07% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Carmel is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Carmel really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Carmel perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The city of Carmel is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Carmel. 71.93% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Carmel in 2018 was $60,329, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,316 for a family of four.
Carmel is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carmel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carmel residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Carmel include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.