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Fishers, Indiana

  •   State: 
    Indiana
      County: 
    Hamilton County
      City: 
    Fishers
      County all: 
    Hancock | Hamilton | Madison
      County FIPS: 
    18057
      Coordinates: 
    39°57′22″N 86°0′46″W
      Area total: 
    38.15 sq mi (98.82 km²)
      Area land: 
    35.92 sq mi (93.02 km²)
      Area water: 
    2.24 sq mi (5.79 km²)
      Elevation: 
    817 ft (249 m)
      Established: 
    1891
  •   Latitude: 
    39,9589
      Longitude: 
    -85,9542
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    46037
    46038
      GMAP: 

    Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana, United States

  •   Population: 
    98,977
      Population density: 
    2,755.71 residents per square mile of area (1,064.00/km²)
      Household income: 
    $83,657
      Households: 
    25,632
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    4.90%

As of the 2010 census the population was 76,794, and by 2019 the estimated population was 95,310. Fishers transitioned from a town to a city on January 1, 2015. The first mayor of Fishers, Scott Fadness, and with the city's first clerk and city council were sworn in on December 21, 2014. In 1802, William Conner built a log cabin and a trading post along the White River. The land that Conner settled is now known as Conner Prairie and is preserved as a living history museum. After the state of Indiana moved its capital to Indianapolis from Corydon in 1825, the community started to grow. The area's first water mill was constructed the next year. In 1943, the Indianapolis Water Company constructed Geist Reservoir in order to prevent a deficit in Indianapolis's water supply. The restored Ambassador House is located on the grounds of Heritage Park at White River in Fishers and is operated as a local history museum and a site for community events and private rentals. Eli Lilly, then head of Eli Lilly and Company, purchased Conner's farm in 1934 and began restoring it. In 1964, Lilly asked Earlham College to oversee the Conner farm, now knownas Conner prairie. The Fishers grew slowly to 344 by the 1960 census. In 1961, the town became the site of a consolidation of schools when Southeastern High School was formed. In 1989, the population reached the town's population of 7,500. The town became a fast-growing suburb of Indianapolis.

History

In 1802, William Conner settled what is now Fishers. Conner built a log cabin and a trading post along the White River. In 1823, Hamilton County was chartered by the Indiana General Assembly. Fishers population grew slowly to 344 by the 1960 census when rail shipment declined. In 1989, the first Freedom Festival was held. In 2000, the population of Fishers was almost 38,000. The town's civic center is the Thomas A. Weaver Municipal Complex. It is home to the police and fire department buildings, the Fishers Post Office, the Hamilton County Convention and Visitor Bureau, and an office of the Indiana Motor Bureau of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This is still the center of government in Fishers, and is the home to Fishers City Hall, the fire department, the Chamber of Commerce, a library, and the Freedom Festival. The city is located near the intersection of 96th Street and Allisonville Road. The area's first water mill was constructed in 1826. In 1943, the Indianapolis Water Company constructed Geist Reservoir in order to prevent a deficit in Indianapolis's water supply. In the 1970s, the company wanted to triple the size of the lake, but the plan was rejected in 1978 and homes began to spring up around the reservoir. The land that Connersettled is now known as Conner Prairie and is preserved as a living history museum. The restored Ambassador House is located on the grounds of Heritage Park at White River and is a local history museum and a site for community events.

Law and government

Until 2012, Fishers had a seven-member council and a clerk-treasurer. The council was responsible for day-to-day operations of the town. In the November 2012 election, the council was replaced by a nine-member city council. The new city council was elected in the January 2015 general election. It is the first city council to be elected in Fishers since it was founded in 1872. The city's first mayor was William "Bill" Fisher, who served until the end of the 20th century. The current mayor is Scott Fadness, who has been in office since January 2014. He was elected by a vote of the city's residents, with the support of the majority of the council. He is the third mayor of Fishers in the last 20 years. The town's last mayor was Robert "Bob" Linn, who left office in 2011. The last mayor of the previous town was John "Bobbie" Linchester, who was in office until the beginning of the 21st century, when he was elected for a third time. The first mayor to leave the town in 20 years was Robert Linches, who died in 2012, leaving the city with a population of just 2,000. The mayor's successor is David "David" Wojciechowski, who took over as mayor in 2013. The next mayor will be John "Gerry" Wozniak, who won the election in November 2014.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 76,794 people, 27,218 households, and 20,404 families residing in the town. The city's homeownership rate was 81.9% with an average of 2.77 people per household. Residents had an average travel time of 23.1 minutes to work each day. Fishers also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state at 4.5%. The median income for a household was $86,518, and the medianincome for a family was $103,176. 1.8% of the population and 1.1% of families were below the poverty line. The median age in Fishers was 33.2 years. The gender makeup of the town was 48.6% male and 51.4% female. The population density was 2,286.2 inhabitants per square mile (882.7/km²). There were 28,511 housing units at an average density of 848.8 per squaremile (327.7 /km²) The racial makeup ofThe town was 85.6%. White, 5.6. African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 1. 1% from other races, and 2.1. from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4%. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.31. The town's median income was $85,518.

Geography

Fishers is located in the southeast corner of Hamilton County at 39°57'22" North, 86°0'46" West (39.956177, 86.012754), along the West Fork of the White River. The center of Fishers is 16 miles (26 km) northeast of downtown Indianapolis. Fishers has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification) Summers in Fishers are hot and humid with temperatures regularly in the 85 °F range. Autumns and springs have very comfortable temperatures normally around 70 °F, but springs have much less predictable weather and drastic temperature changes are common. Winters are cold and filled with snow and ice storms. During winter, temperatures are normally around 35 °F and often dip below 20 °F at night. According to the 2010 census, Fishers had a total area of 35.839 square miles (92.82 km²), of which 33.59 sq mi (87.00 km²) is land and 2.249sq mi (5.82km²) (or 6.28%) is water. The city has a population of 2,788. It is located on the Indiana-Wisconsin border, and is part of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the towns of Carmel, Noblesville, Fortville, McCordsville, Ingalls and unincorporated land in Madison County, and Hancock County. It has a total land area of 33.5 square miles, or 93.72 km².

Economy

According to the city's 2020 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: The city's top employers are: KPMG, Coca-Cola, KPMM, and KPMT. The city is home to more than 1,000 businesses, according to the report. It is also home to a number of non-profit organizations and other non-profits. The top employers include the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, and the Rotaract Club of the City. The City's economy is based on the economy and the economy of the city as a whole, not just the economy in the downtown area. The economy is the largest factor in the growth of the community. It's also the largest source of revenue for the city, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. The U.S. economy is also the third-largest in the country, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom. It has the highest unemployment rate and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. The unemployment rate is the lowest in the U.K. and the highest in the world, at 4.7 per cent.

Transportation

Fishers is 16 miles (26 km) northeast of downtown Indianapolis and 5 miles (8 km) from the Interstate 465 loop. State Road 37 runs directly through Fishers, connecting Fishers with several other Indiana cities and towns. Indianapolis International Airport is located on the opposite side of Indianapolis, about 30 miles (48 km) distant. Fishers is featured in the first phase of the Indianapolis mass transit plan, featuring a light rail system that will run from downtown Indianapolis to Noblesville. The roads in Fishers are mostly new and well-maintained. 116th Street won the American Concrete Pavement Association Main Street Award in 2006. A number of the town's four-way stops are being replaced by roundabouts. On April 10, 2012, the town of Fishers announced a $20 million investment in the 2012 "Drive Fishers" initiative; an effort that will focus on areas that have had a history of high-traffic volume, such as 96th Street and Allisonville Road, State road 37, and Fall Creek Road in Geist. The city has a general aviation airport, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport (KUMP), which is located about 20 miles (32 km) north of Indianapolis. The town has no direct service from IndyGo, the regional bus service. It has four exits off the interstate, including two off I-69 and two off the I-465. It is located along Interstate 69, which runs northwest to Chicago, southward to Louisville, and southwest to St. Louis.

Education

The city is part of the Hamilton Southeastern School District, a district serving almost 21,000 students. 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 2006-2007 school year and Thorpe Creek Elementary in the 2008-2009 school year, the school district has twelve elementary schools. The newest elementary school, Deer Creek Elementary, is scheduled to open in Fall, 2022, and will replace Durbin Elementary. Fishers also has several private schools, including Community Montessori School (PK-5), St. Louis de Montfort (PK-8), and Eman Schools (PK -12). Additional private schools are located in surrounding communities. The two high schools in the district are Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers High School. An investment of $10,000,000 was made in Fishers High School's state-of-the-art College and Career Academy additions, allowing students to experience a more relaxed, college campus-like experience. The glass classroom walls located in the new addition slide open to extend the classroom into the common area. The four intermediate schools, which students attend through fifth and sixth grade are Fall creek Intermediate, Riverside Intermediate, Sand Creek Intermediate, and Hamilton S southeastern Intermediate. Each school averages about 1,000Students in attendance. The eight junior high schools are Fishers Junior High, Hamilton Southeastern Junior High, Riverside Junior High, and Fall Creek Junior High.

Culture

Fishers was named the second Best Under-rated Golf Community in U.S. by Livability in 2010. Fishers is home to Symphony on the Prairie, a summer concert series that takes place at Conner Prairie, presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The city has two annual festivals: Spark!Fishers and the Fishers Renaissance Faire. The Fishers Trail & Greenway System has more than 85 miles (137 km) of trails available for use. The town has over a dozen parks and nature preserves, including Billericay Park, which is named after the town's sister town of Billericays in Essex, England. The City of Fishers will be the host city of the 2018 Indy 500 Indy 500, which will take place in Indianapolis on July 26-28, 2018. The Indy 500 will be held in Indianapolis for the first time ever on July 25-26, 2018, at the Indianapolis International Racetrack and Expo Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indiana State Designated Nature Preserve and the remaining 85 acres are under a conservation easement governed by the Indiana State Department of Natural Resources. The remaining 42 acres (17 ha) of the preserve are an Indiana Statedesignated Nature Designated Preserve, governed by Indiana State Game and Fish. The park is located at the intersection of 96th Street and Allisonville Road, near the historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens. The Historic Ambassador House was built on November 19, 1996. It was carefully cut into two sections and moved to its current location in Heritage Park (106th Street. and Eller Road) on Nov. 19,1996.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana = 38.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 10. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Fishers = 4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 98,977 individuals with a median age of 31.7 age the population grows by 83.11% in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,755.71 residents per square mile of area (1,064.00/km²). There are average 2.71 people per household in the 25,632 households with an average household income of $83,657 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.10% of the available work force and has dropped -6.29% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.32%. The number of physicians in Fishers per 100,000 population = 435.5.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Fishers = 39.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 19.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 117. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 187. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana which are owned by the occupant = 72.32%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 9 years with median home cost = $179,590 and home appreciation of -5.75%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.91 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $3,876 per student. There are 19.2 students for each teacher in the school, 567 students for each Librarian and 438 students for each Counselor. 7.87% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 44.54% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 15.73% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Fishers's population in Hamilton County, Indiana of 1,788 residents in 1900 has increased 55,36-fold to 98,977 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.98% female residents and 49.02% male residents live in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana.

    As of 2020 in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana are married and the remaining 28.53% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Fishers require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    89.45% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.11% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.10% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana, 72.32% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.07% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.61% are vacant.

  • The 41.28% of the population in Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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