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Homeownership Rate in Indianapolis Similar to National Rate

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, 64.2% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate, but the fourth lowest of any metro area in Indiana. Young Americans are […]

Why Quality of Life is Lower in Indiana

Americans often evaluate their home states according to such subjective conditions as climate preference, the presence of friends and family, and personal history. In addition to these subjective measures, more objective socioeconomic factors also contribute to life satisfaction. It is such quantitative measures that can help assess the broader quality of life in a given […]

Indianapolis No More Crowded Than the Average City

There are 2,286 people per square mile in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, lower than the national population density of 6,321 Americans per square mile across all U.S. metro areas. Indianapolis also has the third highest population density of any Indiana metro area. Population density can have a meaningful impact on home prices in an area. […]

Why Indianapolis is One of the Less Expensive Housing Markets

A typical home in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area costs $148,000, higher than in Indiana as a whole, where the typical home is worth $131,000. Indianapolis’s median home value is also the second highest of any metro area in the state. The price of a typical Indianapolis home is, however, less than the national median home […]

Indianapolis is Among the Best 25% of American Cities for Single Mothers

Raising children on a single income is no easy feat, and single mothers in the United States struggle more than almost any other group of Americans. Still, some cities are easier for single mothers trying to make ends meet — and some cities are far worse. The costs of housing, food, childcare, and education give […]

Indiana Has the 22nd Lowest Share of Urban Living

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land area. The proportion of people living in urban areas varies considerably between states. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census to determine the […]

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