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Encyclopedia > Fishers, Indiana
Town of Fishers, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°57′22″N 86°0′46″W / 39.95611, -86.01278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Area
 - Total 21.8 sq mi (56.4 km²)
 - Land 21.7 sq mi (56.2 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2004)
 - Total 52,390
 - Density 1,744.4/sq mi (673.5/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46038
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-23278GR2
GNIS feature ID 0434526GR3
Website: http://www.fishers.in.us

Fishers, located in Hamilton County, Indiana, is a town of population 52,390, according to a special census conducted in 2004. A suburb of Indianapolis, Fishers has grown rapidly in recent decades: about 350 people lived there in 1963, 2,000 in 1980, and only 7,200 as recently as 1990. Fishers was ranked the 24th best place to live in America by CNN Money magazine in 2005[1], and 33rd in 2006.[2] Both years it was the best in Indiana. Image File history File links Hamilton_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Fishers_Highlighted. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Listed are the 92 counties of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of 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... Although 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... Mr. ... North American Area Code 317 serves the Indianapolis area in central Indiana. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ...


Fishers was originally named Mudsock. Prior to that, it was known as Fishers Switch, a reference to the railroad switch assignment.[citation needed]

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Geography

Fishers is located at 39°57'22" North, 86°0'46" West (39.956177, -86.012754)GR1, along the West Fork of the White River. The forks of the White River are highlighted in blue. ...

The West Fork of the White River at Fishers

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.4 km² (21.8 mi²). 56.2 km² (21.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.46% water. Description: The two forks of the White River in Indiana. ... Description: The two forks of the White River in Indiana. ... The forks of the White River are highlighted in blue. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1960 344
1970 628 82.6%
1980 2,008 219.7%
1990 7,187 257.9%
2000 37,835 426.4%
Est. 2004 52,390 38.5%

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 37,835 people, 14,044 households, and 10,294 families residing in the town. The population density is 673.5/km² (1,744.3/mi²). There are 15,241 housing units at an average density of 271.3/km² (702.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.27% White, 2.93% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 14,044 households out of which 46.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% are married couples living together, 6.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% are non-families. 20.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.24. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 44.8% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $75,638, and the median income for a family is $81,971. Males have a median income of $58,275 versus $37,841 for females. The per capita income for the town is $31,891. 1.8% of the population and 1.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.6% of those under the age of 18 and 0.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. 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. ...


Government

Despite being the highest-populated establishment in its county, Fishers is not a city, unlike nearby Noblesville or Carmel, and therefore lacks a mayor. The government of Fishers is led by a seven-member town council and a clerk-treasurer. The town council holds both legislative and executive powers while the clerk-treasurer is responsible for financial matters. All are elected at-large for four-year terms. The council elects a council president and vice president yearly. The council appoints and oversees a town manager who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the town government. For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Noblesville (IPA: ) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ... Carmel (IPA: ) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ...


In 1998, voters in Fishers rejected a referendum to become a city. [3]


Entertainment

Fishers's increase in population has brought about an increased demand for entertainment. Within the past 15 years, Fishers has added many new features to its once bare landscape. Local restaurants include Puccini's, Nickel Plate Bar and Grill, Sahm's Restaurant and Bar, and the more recent additions Fionn MacCool's, Kelly's Grill, and The Ram, among others.


The Artists' Studio in Fishers is a community theater that produces many children's and family friendly shows on Ford Drive. Ben and Ari's is a family owned mini-golf course, arcade, and duckpin bowling facility at State Road 37 and 141st street. Fishers is also home to the locally-owned Pinheads Entertainment Complex, which opened in August of 2005 and received the Fishers Chamber of Commerce Pillar Award for Business of the Year in 2006 [1]. The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article; it does not use the direct, balanced tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... State Road 37 in the U.S. State of Indiana at one time ran from the northeast of the state to the south end. ...


Fishers offers a growing number of hotels with nearby essentials for tourists. One of the main attractions of Fishers is Geist Reservoir, offering attractions from fishing to waterskiing. There are also many golf courses around the town. The Geist Reservoir was constructed in 1943 to provide water for nearby Indianapolis, Indiana. ...


Fishers hosts the living history museum Conner Prairie, which presents Indiana life in three different periods of the 19th century. 1886 base ball demonstration at Liberty Corner. ...


Fishers also has the Indiana State Fair Train which runs from Fishers Station to Indianapolis. The Indiana State Fair is held in Indianapolis, the state capital, usually in August. ...


Fairs

Fishers has two annual fairs: the Fishers Freedom Festival and the Fishers Renaissance Faire.


The Fishers Freedom Festival, abbreviated FFF, takes place every year at the end of June, to be right before Independence day. The 200 festival was June 23-24 and was the 19th annual freedom celebration. A few annual traditions of the festival are the parade and a 5k run/walk named the Freedom Run. There are always art and food vendors and game booths. The FFF is located at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Independence Day (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see number 200. ...


The third annual Fishers Renaissance Faire is October 6 10am-7pm and October 7 10am-6pm, 2007 at Conner Prairie. It partly symbolizes the connection of Fishers with Billericay, England. The 2008 Fishers RenFaire will also be held at Connor Prairie on October 6th and 7th. Some of the events are jousting and Elizabethan storytelling. , Billericay (IPA ) is a small commuter town in Essex, England with a population of 40,000. ...


Notable residents

Seattle native and Hollywood actress Frances Farmer is interred at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers. Her grave site was widely ignored until the late 1970s when the media and an Academy Award nominated film about the life of the actress shed light on her story making Farmer somewhat of a cult figure. Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an American film, television and theater actress. ...


Other famous residents of Fishers include former Indiana Pacers player Reggie Miller, Zach Randolph of the New York Knicks, Austin Croshere of the Golden State Warriors, Alan Henderson of the Philadelphia 76ers, Rosevelt Colvin of the New England Patriots, race car drivers Scott Dixon, Tomas Scheckter, as well as Dario Franchitti & wife Ashley Judd and former San Diego Padres player Tony Gwynn, whose house is currently listed for sale. The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the New York Knicks of the NBA. // Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Marion High School, where his coach was Moe Smedley. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Austin Nathan Croshere (born May 1, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. // He went to Palms Middle School and Crossroads School in Los Angeles County and graduated from Providence College, a Roman Catholic institution in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Alan Henderson is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. After a college career at Indiana University, he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, and has since played for both the Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Rosevelt Colvin III (born September 5, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Scott Ronald Dixon (born July 22, 1980) is a New Zealand motor racing driver who won the Indy Racing League (IRL) championship in 2003 at his first attempt. ... Tomas Scheckter is a South African racing driver currently competing in the Indy Racing League and A1 Grand Prix series. ... Dario Franchitti (b. ... Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ...


Schools

Fishers is served by Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Hamilton Southeastern School District is the primary schooling for children living in Fishers, Indiana and surrounding communities. ...


Fishers's quickly growing population has created a need for a similar growth in the number of schools within the district as well as additions to existing schools. In 1996 there were four elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high school, and one high school. With the openings of Riverside School and Fishers High School in the 2006-07 school year, the school district has eleven elementaries, two intermediate schools, two junior high schools, a combined intermediate and junior high school, and two high schools. Prior to Fishers High School's completion, it temporarily served as the freshman campus of the other high school, Hamilton Southeastern High School. Riverside School is a school housing over 1,000 students in four grades (5-8) in Fishers, Indiana. ... Fishers High School (FHS) is the second high school in Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana. ... Hamilton Southeastern High School is a four-star, Blue Ribbon public high school in Fishers, Indiana. ...


Sister city

Fishers is twinned with Billericay, England, United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom. [4] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Statistics Population: 40,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ675945 Administration District: Basildon Shire county: Essex Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Essex Historic county: Essex Services Police force: Essex Police Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ...


References

  1. ^ Best places to live 2005 - Fishers, IN. CNNMoney Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.
  2. ^ Best places to live 2006 - Fishers, IN. CNNMoney Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.
  3. ^ About Fishers. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.
  4. ^ Billericay Twinning Association. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.

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External links

  • Fishers, Indiana is at coordinates 39°57′22″N 86°00′46″W / 39.956177, -86.012754Coordinates: 39°57′22″N 86°00′46″W / 39.956177, -86.012754

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Town of Fishers | Privacy Policy (1843 words)
Fishers is served by a seven-member Town Council form of government, who serves as the Town's executive and legislative body.
The relocation of Indiana highway 37 to the east side of town and the subsequent connection with I-69 insured the future growth of Fishers as a commercial and residential center.
Fishers ranked higher than any town or city in Indiana, and was one of only two jurisdictions in the state to crack the magazine's Top 100.
Fishers, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (952 words)
Fishers (IPA: [ˈfɪʃ.ɝz]), located in Hamilton County, Indiana, is a town of population 52,390 (according to a special census conducted in 2004).
The government of Fishers is led by a seven-member town council and a clerk-treasurer.
Fishers is served by the Hamilton Southeastern School District.
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