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Encyclopedia > Carmel, Indiana
City of Carmel, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°58′23″N 86°6′28″W / 39.97306, -86.10778
County Hamilton
Government
 - Mayor James Brainard
Area
 - City 46.4 km²  (17.9 sq mi)
 - Land 46.1 km² (17.8 sq mi)
 - Water 0.3 km² (0.1 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 37,733
 - Density 818.0/km² (2,118.6/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: www.ci.carmel.in.us

Carmel (IPA: [ˈkɑɹ.ml̩]) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 37,733 at the 2000 census but has been growing very rapidly. In 2005 the population was recorded to be over 65,000.[1] Image File history File links US-IN-Carmel. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... List of Indiana counties: Adams County Allen County Bartholomew County Benton County Blackford County Boone County Brown County Carroll County Cass County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crawford County Daviess County Dearborn County Decatur County DeKalb County Delaware County Dubois County Elkhart County Fayette County Floyd County Fountain County... County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...


It is considered to be a suburb (or edge city) of Indianapolis and is characterized by a relatively large number of roundabouts. Until the late 1800s, the settlement where present day Carmel now sits was called Bethlehem. Today, the plot first established in Bethlehem, located at the intersection of Rangeline Road and Main Street, is marked by a clock tower, donated by the local Rotary Club in 2002. “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Edge City is an American term for a relatively new concentration of business, shopping and entertainment outside a traditional urban area, in what had recently been a residential suburb or semi-rural community. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... A roundabout is a type of road junction at which traffic enters a one-way stream around a central island. ... Logo of Rotary International Rotary International is an organisation whose members comprise Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world. ...

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Geography

Carmel is located at 39°58′23″N, 86°6′28″W (39.972917, -86.107877)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.4 km² (17.9 mi²). 46.1 km² (17.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.61%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major East-West streets in Carmel generally end in a 6, and include 96th Street (the Southern border), 106th, 116th, 126th, 131st, 136th and 146th (the Northern Border). The numbering system is aligned to that of Indianapolis. Main Street (131st) runs East-West through Carmel's Art & Design District; Carmel Drive runs East-West through a main shopping area; and City Center Drive runs East-West near Carmel's new City Center project.


North-South streets are not numbered, and include (West to East) Michigan, Shelborne, Towne, Ditch, Spring Mill, Meridian, Guilford, Range Line, Keystone, Carey, Gray, Hazel Dell, and River. Some of these roads are continuations of corresponding streets within Indianapolis. Towne Road replaces the name Township Line Road at 96th Street, while Westfield Boulevard becomes Rangeline north of 116th Street. Meridian Street (US-31) and Keystone Avenue (IN-431) are the major thoroughfares, extending from (within Carmel) I-465 in the south and merging just south of 146th Street. Westfield is a town located in Hamilton County, Indiana. ... US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... Interstate 465 (or I-465) is the beltway circling Indianapolis, Indiana. ...

This photo displays the city's burgeoning Arts & Design District.
This photo displays the city's burgeoning Arts & Design District.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2400x2092, 1311 KB) Summary Downtown Carmel, Indiana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2400x2092, 1311 KB) Summary Downtown Carmel, Indiana. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 37,733 people, 13,597 households, and 10,564 families residing in the city. The population density was 818.0/km² (2,118.4/mi²). There were 14,107 housing units at an average density of 305.8/km² (792.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.63% White, 1.47% African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Recent estimates (2005) indicate a substantial growth of population and housing. According to a special census in 2005, the results of which were shown in the Carmel Star, there were an estimated 80,000 people living in Carmel.



There are 13,597 households of which 43.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.16. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $81,583, and the median income for a family was $94,210. Males had a median income of $70,618 versus $38,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,906. About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Carmel's largest water tower, located near the Westfield border on 146th street.
Carmel's largest water tower, located near the Westfield border on 146th street.

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Attractions

Carmel Monon Center

A new water park and mega-fitness center located in Carmel's Central Park opened in 2007. The Outdoor Aqua Park consists of two water slides, a drop slide, a diving board, a lazy river, and a kiddie pool. The fitness center consists of an indoor lap pool, a recreation pool with its own set of water slides, gymnasium, 1/8 mile indoor running track, and the Kids Zone childcare.


Flowing Well

Just north of 116th Street between Gray Road and Hazel Dell Parkway is Flowing Well Park, which contains a natural artesian well that provides high quality drinking water. Geological strata giving rise to an Artesian well An artesian aquifer is an aquifer whose water is overpressurized. ...

Carmel's newly-established Arts and Design District, designed to promote small business. This new district is located very near Carmel High School.
Carmel's newly-established Arts and Design District, designed to promote small business. This new district is located very near Carmel High School.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1566, 1232 KB) Summary Carmel, Indiana art and design district. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1566, 1232 KB) Summary Carmel, Indiana art and design district. ...

Monon Trail

The Monon Trail is a bicycle trail that is part of the Rails-to-Trails movement. It runs from 10th near downtown Indianapolis through Broad Ripple and then crosses into Carmel at 96th Street and ends at 146th Street. In the future, it is planned to run all the way to Sheridan. In January of 2006 speed limit signs of 15 to 20 mph (30 km/h) have been added to sections of the trail north of 96th Street. The Monon Trail is a Rails to Trails bicycle and pedestrian trail that runs from Indianapolis, Indiana (including Broad Ripple) into Carmel, Indiana, a length of 15. ... Railbanking is the practice of preserving railroad rights-of-way by using them as multi-use trails. ... “Indianapolis” redirects here. ... Broad Ripple Avenue, 1949 Broad Ripple is a former incorporated town, annexed by Indianapolis, Indiana in 1922, that occupies a region of north central Marion County. ... Sheridan is a town in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ...


Carmel City Center

Carmel has begun construction of its Carmel City Center project near Carmel's Arts and Design District. It will feature 230,000 square feet (21,000 m²) of retail space and restaurants, 170,000 square feet (16,000 m²) of office space, 300 penthouses and apartments, a 102-room boutique hotel, a 500-seat performing arts theater, an outdoor amphitheater, and a world class 1,600-seat performance hall. See External Links.


Industry

Carmel is home to a thriving economy. Several large companies reside in Carmel, such as the centralized sales headquarters for HSBC Finance Corporation, National Headquarters for Conseco and Pearson Education (formerly MacMillan Publishing). It is also home to many mid-sized and smaller companies, such as ChaCha Search, Orchard Software Corporation, Autobase Inc., Electronic Evolution, Stratis Plastic Pallets and Oxford Financial Services. HSBC Finance Corporation HSBC acquired Household International on March 28, 2003. ... Conseco NYSE: CNO is a financial services organization based in Carmel, Indiana, which had its origin as Security Life of Indiana. ... ChaCha is a social search engine that pays human guides to answer questions for users. ...


Current Issues

Annexation

The City of Carmel has controversially annexed large portions Clay Township in the past and is pressing forward to annex more in the south-west area. In 2004, Carmel City Council first tried to annex an 8.3 square miles (21.5 km²) area that included more than 3,400 properties. Shortly after that initiative, an organization called No Ordinance for Annexation, or NOAX, worked to challenge the annexation in court. NOAX collected 70% of the homeowners' signatures in a petition allowing for a challenge in court. NOAX and Mayor James Brainard were able to negotiate a deal to delay annexation for three years and provide the maximum tax abatements allowed under Indiana law and road and infrastructure improvements. A second group, Holton's Southwest Clay Community Association, asserted that Carmel shouldn't annex south-west Clay Township. Holton's Southwest Clay Community Association argued that NOAX didn't have authority to strike a deal on behalf of all Clay township homeowners and took the City of Carmel to Court. Due to the ramifications of the decision for other Indiana communities, the case skipped the Indiana Appeals Court and went straight to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Indiana Supreme Court delivered a unanimous 5-0 decision ruling that Carmel can continue with its annexation. Holton's Southwest Clay Community Association recently reported that an appeal is "possible, but not probable."[2]


Trivia

In 1924, one of the first automatic traffic signals in the United States was installed at the intersection of Main Street and Range Line Road. The signal that was installed was the invention of Leslie Haines.[3] Traffic lights will sometimes differ where there are several lanes of traffic. ...



Since 2004, the City of Carmel has installed 25 roundabouts throughout the city.[citation needed]


References

  1. ^ History of Carmel, Indiana. City of Carmel, Indiana. Retrieved on 2007-02-08.
  2. ^ Court: Carmel can annex Clay Township. Indianapolis Star. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  3. ^ History of Carmel, Indiana. City of Carmel, Indiana. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.

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See also

Carmel High School is a public high school in Carmel, Indiana whose name is commonly abbreviated to CHS. It is part of the Carmel Clay School District and has an enrollment of over four thousand students,[1] making it one of the largest high schools in the state of Indiana...

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