Carmel, Indiana is a fast-growing suburban city just north of Indianapolis. Home to approximately 87,000 residents, Carmel offers big city amenities with small town charm. Known for its highly educated and affluent people, Carmel households have average median income levels of $106,433, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Offering top schools, low taxes, safe neighborhoods, great shopping, and quality dining, Carmel has emerged as one of the best places to live in the United States. In 2016, NerdWallet named Carmel the No. 5  best place to live in America for families, for cities with populations ranging from 25,000 to 100,000.

Carmel is an older community that continues to grow in the areas of arts and culture. Some of the key attractions include; the Carmel Arts & Design District, The Center for the Performing Arts, Indiana Design Center, and the Monon Community Center.

For more information on living and doing business in Carmel, visit

Carmel Gallery
Arts and Design District Monon Trail The Palladium

Carmel Stats

Population (2016*) 86,946
Population (2010 Census) 79,191
Median Age 39.2
Median Household Income $106,433
Bachelor's or Higher 69.4%
Median Housing Value $304,400
* Partial Special Census