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Indianapolis
Indianapolis
(/ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/)[10][11][12] is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Indiana
Indiana
and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 855,164 in 2016, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the third most populous city in the Midwest and 15th most populous in the U.S.[13] The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
metropolitan area, with 2,004,230 residents, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 27th, with a population of 2,386,199. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
covers 368 square miles (950 km2), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Indigenous peoples inhabited the area dating to approximately 2000 BC. In 1818, the Delaware
Delaware
relinquished title to their tribal lands in the Treaty of St. Mary's.[14] In 1821, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was founded as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana's state government. The city was platted by Alexander Ralston
Alexander Ralston
and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1 square mile (2.6 km2) grid adjacent to the White River. Completion of the National Road
National Road
and the advent of the railroad later solidified the city's position as a manufacturing and transportation hub. Anchoring the 25th largest economic region in the U.S., the city's economy is based primarily on finance and insurance, manufacturing, professional and business services, education and health care, government, and wholesale trade.[15] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is within a single-day drive of 70 percent of the nation's population, lending to one of its nicknames as the "Crossroads of America".[16][17] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has developed niche markets in amateur sports and auto racing.[18][19] The city is perhaps best known for annually hosting the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.[20] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is home to two major sports clubs, the Indiana
Indiana
Pacers of the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
and the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
of the National Football League. The city's philanthropic community has been instrumental in the development of its cultural institutions and collections, including the world's largest children's museum, nation's largest privately funded zoo, historic buildings and sites, and public art.[21][22][23][24] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is headquarters for the American Legion and home to a significant collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war dead, the most in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.[25][26] Since the 1970 city-county consolidation, known as Unigov, local government administration operates under the direction of an elected 25-member city-county council headed by the mayor. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is considered a "high sufficiency" world city.[27]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Etymology 1.2 Founding 1.3 Civil War and Gilded Age 1.4 Modern Indianapolis

2 Geography

2.1 Cityscape 2.2 Neighborhoods 2.3 Climate

3 Demographics

3.1 Religion

4 Economy 5 Culture and contemporary life

5.1 Visual arts 5.2 Performing arts 5.3 Literature 5.4 Attractions 5.5 Cuisine

6 Sports

6.1 Motorsports

7 Parks and recreation 8 Government and politics

8.1 Local government

8.1.1 Public safety

8.2 State government 8.3 Federal government 8.4 Politics

9 Education

9.1 Colleges and universities 9.2 Schools and libraries

10 Media 11 Infrastructure

11.1 Transportation 11.2 Healthcare 11.3 Utilities

12 Notable people 13 International relations

13.1 Sister cities 13.2 Consulates

14 See also 15 Notes 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] Main articles: History of Indianapolis
History of Indianapolis
and Timeline of Indianapolis Etymology[edit] The name Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is derived from the state's name, Indiana (meaning "Land of the Indians", or simply "Indian Land"[28]), and polis, the Greek word for city. Jeremiah Sullivan, justice of the Indiana
Indiana
Supreme Court, is credited with coining the name.[29] Other names considered were Concord, Suwarrow, and Tecumseh.[30] Founding[edit]

A depiction of 1820 Indianapolis.

The Third Indiana Statehouse
Indiana Statehouse
(1835–1877).

In 1816, the year Indiana
Indiana
gained statehood, the U.S. Congress donated four sections of federal land to establish a permanent seat of state government.[31] Two years later, under the Treaty of St. Mary's (1818), the Delaware
Delaware
relinquished title to their tribal lands in central Indiana, agreeing to leave the area by 1821.[14] This tract of land, which was called the New Purchase, included the site selected for the new state capital in 1820.[32] The availability of new federal lands for purchase in central Indiana attracted settlers, many of them descendants of families from northwestern Europe. Although many of these first European and American setters were Protestants, a large proportion of the early Irish and German immigrants were Catholics. Few African Americans lived in central Indiana
Indiana
before 1840.[33] The first European Americans to permanently settle in the area that became Indianapolis
Indianapolis
were either the McCormick or Pogue families. The McCormicks are generally considered to be the first permanent settlers; however, some historians believe George Pogue
George Pogue
and family may have arrived first, on March 2, 1819, and settled in a log cabin along the creek that was later called Pogue's Run. Other historians have argued as early as 1822 that John Wesley McCormick, his family, and employees became the first European American
European American
settlers in the area, settling near the White River in February 1820.[34] On January 11, 1820, the Indiana
Indiana
General Assembly authorized a committee to select a site in central Indiana
Indiana
for the new state capital.[35] The state legislature approved the site, adopting the name Indianapolis
Indianapolis
on January 6, 1821.[2] In April, Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham were appointed to survey and design a town plan for the new settlement.[36] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
became a seat of county government on December 31, 1821, when Marion County, was established. A combined county and town government continued until 1832 when Indianapolis
Indianapolis
incorporated as a town. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
became an incorporated city effective March 30, 1847. Samuel Henderson, the city's first mayor, led the new city government, which included a seven-member city council. In 1853, voters approved a new city charter that provided for an elected mayor and a fourteen-member city council. The city charter continued to be revised as Indianapolis
Indianapolis
expanded.[37] Effective January 1, 1825, the seat of state government relocated to Indianapolis
Indianapolis
from Corydon, Indiana. In addition to state government offices, a U.S. district court was established at Indianapolis
Indianapolis
in 1825.[38] Growth occurred with the opening of the National Road
National Road
through the town in 1827, the first major federally funded highway in the United States.[39] A small segment of the ultimately failed Indiana
Indiana
Central Canal was opened in 1839.[40] The first railroad to serve Indianapolis, the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Railroad, began operation in 1847, and subsequent railroad connections fostered growth.[41] Indianapolis Union Station
Indianapolis Union Station
was the first of its kind in the world when it opened in 1853.[42] Civil War and Gilded Age[edit] Main article: Indianapolis
Indianapolis
in the American Civil War

Confederate POWs at Camp Morton
Camp Morton
in 1864.

Child laborers in an Indianapolis
Indianapolis
furniture factory, 1908.

During the American Civil War, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was loyal to the Union cause. Governor Oliver P. Morton, a major supporter of President Abraham Lincoln, quickly made Indianapolis
Indianapolis
a rallying place for Union army troops. On February 11, 1861, president-elect Lincoln arrived in the city, en route to Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
for his presidential inauguration, marking the first visit from a president-elect in the city's history.[43] On April 16, 1861, the first orders were issued to form Indiana's first regiments and establish Indianapolis
Indianapolis
as a headquarters the state's volunteer soldiers.[44][45] Within a week, more than 12,000 recruits signed up to fight for the Union.[46] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
became a major logistics hub during the war, establishing the city as a crucial military base.[47][48] Between 1860 and 1870, the city's population more than doubled.[41] An estimated 4,000 men from Indianapolis
Indianapolis
served in 39 regiments, and an estimated 700 died during the war.[49] On May 20, 1863, Union soldiers attempted to disrupt a statewide Democratic convention at Indianapolis, forcing the proceedings to be adjourned, sarcastically referred to as the Battle of Pogue's Run.[50] Fear turned to panic in July 1863, during Morgan's Raid into southern Indiana, but Confederate forces turned east toward Ohio, never reaching Indianapolis.[51] On April 30, 1865, Lincoln's funeral train made a stop at Indianapolis, where an estimated crowd of more than 100,000 people passed the assassinated president's bier at the Indiana
Indiana
Statehouse.[48][52] Following the Civil War—and in the wake of the Second Industrial Revolution— Indianapolis
Indianapolis
experienced tremendous growth and prosperity. In 1880, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was the world's third largest pork packing city, after Chicago
Chicago
and Cincinnati, and the second largest railroad center in the United States
United States
by 1888.[53][54] By 1890, the city's population surpassed 100,000.[41] Some of the city's most notable businesses were founded during this period of growth and innovation, including L. S. Ayres
L. S. Ayres
(1872), Eli Lilly and Company (1876), Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (1910), and Allison Transmission (1915). Once home to 60 automakers, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
rivaled Detroit
Detroit
as a center of automobile manufacturing.[55] The city was an early focus of labor organization.[41] The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Street Car Strike of 1913 and subsequent police mutiny and riots led to the creation of the state's earliest labor-protection laws, including a minimum wage, regular work weeks, and improved working conditions.[56] The International Typographical Union
International Typographical Union
and United Mine Workers of America were among several influential labor unions to be based in the city.[41] Modern Indianapolis[edit]

Meridian Street and Washington Street in 1904.

1911 Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500, the inaugural running of the race.

Some of the city's most prominent architectural features and best known historical events date from the turn of the 20th century. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, dedicated on May 15, 1902, would later become the city's unofficial symbol.[57] Ray Harroun
Ray Harroun
won the inaugural running of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500, held May 30, 1911, at Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Motor Speedway. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was one of the hardest hit cities in the Great Flood of 1913, resulting in five known deaths[58][59][60] and the displacement of 7,000 families.[61] As a stop on the Underground Railroad, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
had a higher black population than any other city in the Northern States, until the Great Migration.[62] Led by D. C. Stephenson, the Indiana
Indiana
Klan became the most powerful political and social organization in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
from 1921 through 1928, controlling City Council and the Board of School Commissioners, among others. At its height, more than 40% of native-born white males in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
claimed membership in the Klan. While campaigning in the city in 1968, Robert F. Kennedy delivered one of the most lauded speeches in 20th century American history, following the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.[63][64][65] As in most U.S. cities during the Civil Rights Movement, the city experienced strained race relations. A 1971 federal court decision forcing Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools
to implement desegregation busing proved controversial.[66]

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in 1970, the year Unigov
Unigov
was enacted.

Under the mayoral administration of Richard Lugar, the city and county governments restructured, consolidating most public services into a new entity called Unigov. The plan removed bureaucratic redundancies, captured increasingly suburbanizing tax revenue, and created a Republican political machine that dominated Indianapolis
Indianapolis
politics until the 2000s decade.[67][68] Unigov
Unigov
went into effect on January 1, 1970, increasing the city's land area by 308.2 square miles (798 km2) and population by 268,366 people.[69][70] It was the first major city-county consolidation to occur in the United States without a referendum since the creation of the City of Greater New York in 1898.[71] Amid the changes in government and growth, the city invested in an aggressive strategy to brand Indianapolis
Indianapolis
as a sports tourism destination. Under the administration of the city's longest-serving mayor, William Hudnut
William Hudnut
(1976–1992), millions of dollars were poured into sport facilities.[19] Throughout the 1980s, $122 million in public and private funding built the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Tennis Center, Major Taylor Velodrome, Indiana
Indiana
University Natatorium, Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium, and Hoosier Dome.[19] The latter project secured the 1984 relocation of the NFL Baltimore Colts
Baltimore Colts
and the 1987 Pan American Games.[19] The economic development strategy succeeded in revitalizing the central business district through the 1990s, with the openings of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Zoo, Canal Walk,[40] Circle Centre
Circle Centre
Mall, Victory Field, and Conseco Fieldhouse. During the 2000s, the city continued investing heavily in infrastructure projects, including two of the largest building projects in the city's history: the $1.1 billion Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal and $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium, both opened in 2008.[72][73] A $275 million expansion of the Indiana
Indiana
Convention Center was completed in 2011.[74] Construction began that year on DigIndy, a $1.9 billion project to correct the city's combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 2025.[75] Geography[edit]

Satellite image of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
metropolitan area.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is located in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States, in central Indiana. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Indianapolis (balance)
Indianapolis (balance)
encompasses a total area of 368.2 square miles (954 km2), of which 361.5 square miles (936 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) is water. The consolidated city boundaries are coterminous with Marion County, with the exception of the autonomous municipalities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport, and Speedway.[41][76] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is situated within the Tipton Till
Till
Plain, a flat to gently sloping terrain underlain by glacial deposits known as till.[77] The lowest point in the city is about 650 feet (198 m) above mean sea level, with the highest natural elevation at about 900 feet (274 m) above sea level.[77] Few hills or short ridges, known as kames, rise about 100 feet (30 m) to 130 feet (40 m) above the surrounding terrain.[77] The city lies just north of the Indiana
Indiana
Uplands, a region characterized by rolling hills and high limestone content. The city is also situated within the EPA's Eastern Corn Belt
Corn Belt
Plains ecoregion, an area of the U.S. known for its fertile agricultural land.[78] Topographic relief slopes gently toward the White River and its two primary tributaries, Fall and Eagle creeks. In total, there are about 35 streams in the city, including Indian Creek and Pogue's Run.[79] Major bodies of water include Indian Lake, Geist Reservoir, and Eagle Creek Reservoir. Cityscape[edit] See also: List of tallest buildings in Indianapolis

Panorama of the downtown Indianapolis
Indianapolis
skyline in 2016.

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument was dedicated in 1902.

Alexander Ralston's " Plat
Plat
of the Town of Indianapolis," today known as the Mile Square.

The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza
Indiana World War Memorial Plaza
Historic District includes the American Legion
American Legion
(left) and Scottish Rite Cathedral (right).

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is a planned city. On January 11, 1820, the Indiana General Assembly authorized a committee to select a site in central Indiana
Indiana
for the new state capital, appointing Alexander Ralston
Alexander Ralston
and Elias Pym Fordham to survey and design a town plan for Indianapolis. Ralston had been a surveyor for the French architect Pierre L'Enfant, assisting him with the plan for Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Ralston's original plan for Indianapolis
Indianapolis
called for a town of 1 square mile (2.6 km2), near the confluence of the White River and Fall Creek.[80] The plan, known as the Mile Square, is bounded by East, West, North, and South streets, centered on a traffic circle, called Monument Circle (originally Governor's Circle), from which Indianapolis's "Circle City" nickname originated.[81] Four diagonal streets radiated a block from Monument Circle: Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana
Indiana
avenues.[82] The city's address numbering system begins at the intersection of Washington and Meridian streets.[83] Before its submersion into a sanitary tunnel, Pogue's Run
Pogue's Run
was included into the plan, disrupting the rectilinear street grid to the southeast. Noted as one of the finest examples of the City Beautiful movement design in the United States, the seven-block Indiana
Indiana
World War Memorial Plaza Historic District began construction in 1921 in downtown Indianapolis.[84][85] The National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
includes the Neoclassical American Legion
American Legion
and Central Library buildings, Depew Memorial Fountain, several sculptures and memorials, and open space, hosting many annual civic events.[85] After completion of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, an ordinance was passed in 1905 restricting building heights on the traffic circle to 86 ft (26 m) to protect views of the 284 ft (87 m) monument.[86] The ordinance was revised in 1922, permitting buildings to rise to 108 ft (33 m), with an additional 42 ft (13 m) allowable with a series of setbacks.[86] A citywide height restriction ordinance was instituted in 1912, barring structures over 200 ft (61 m).[87] Completed in 1962, the City-County Building was the first skyscraper in the city, surpassing the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in height by nearly 100 ft (30 m).[88] A building boom, lasting from 1982 to 1990, saw the construction of six of the city's ten tallest buildings.[89][90] The tallest is Salesforce Tower, completed in 1990 at 811 ft (247 m).[91] Indiana
Indiana
limestone is the signature building material in Indianapolis, widely included in the city's many monuments, churches, academic, government, and civic buildings.[89] Compared with similar-sized American cities, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is unique in that it contains some 200 farms covering thousands of acres of agricultural land within its municipal boundaries.[92] Horse farms and corn and soybean fields interspersed with suburban development are commonplace on the city's periphery, especially in Franklin Township. The stark contrast between Indianapolis's urban neighborhoods and rural villages is a result of the 1970 city-county consolidation, which expanded the city's incorporated boundary to be coterminous with Marion County.[93] Neighborhoods[edit] See also: List of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
neighborhoods

Single-family homes in Irvington Terrace (top) and contemporary high-rise apartments Downtown (bottom).

The city is divided into 99 community areas for statistical purposes, though many smaller neighborhoods exist within these areas.[94] Indianapolis's neighborhoods are often difficult to define because the city lacks historical ethnic divisions, as in Chicago, or physical boundaries, seen in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Cincinnati.[95] Instead, most neighborhoods are subtle in their distinctions.[95] The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission recognizes several neighborhoods as historic districts, including: Central Court, Chatham Arch, Golden Hill, Herron-Morton Place, Lockerbie Square, Old Northside, Old Southside and Oliver Johnson's Woods. Expansion of the interurban system at the turn of the 20th century facilitated growth of several streetcar suburbs, including Broad Ripple, Irvington, University Heights, and Woodruff Place.[95] The post– World War II
World War II
economic expansion and subsequent suburbanization had a profound impact on the physical development of the city's neighborhoods. From 1950 to 1970, 97,000 housing units were built in Marion County.[95] Most of this new construction occurred outside Center Township, expediting out-migration from the city's urban neighborhoods to suburban areas, such as Castleton, Eagledale, and Nora. Between 1950 and 1990, over 155,000 residents left Center Township, resulting in urban blight and disinvestment.[95] Since the 2000s, Downtown Indianapolis
Downtown Indianapolis
and surrounding neighborhoods have seen increased reinvestment attributed to nationwide demographic trends, driven by empty nesters and millennials.[96] By 2020, Downtown is projected to have 30,000 residential units, compared to 18,300 in 2010.[97] Renewed interest in urban living has been met with some dispute regarding gentrification and affordable housing.[98][99][100] According to a Center for Community Progress report, neighborhoods like Cottage Home and Fall Creek Place have experienced measurable gentrification since 2000.[101] The North Meridian Street Historic District is among the most affluent urban neighborhoods in the U.S., with a mean household income of $102,599 in 2017.[102] Climate[edit]

Fall foliage (left) and a late-winter snow (right) on the Butler University campus.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was recently upgraded to a humid subtropical climate from humid continental climate zone (Köppen: Dfa) using the 0 °C (32 °F) isotherm, but still experiences four distinct seasons.[103] The city is in USDA hardiness zone 6a.[104] Typically, summers are hot, humid and wet. Winters are generally cold with moderate snowfall. The July daily average temperature is 75.4 °F (24.1 °C). High temperatures reach or exceed 90 °F (32 °C) an average of 18 days each year,[105] and occasionally exceed 95 °F (35 °C). Spring and autumn are usually pleasant, if at times unpredictable; midday temperature drops exceeding 30 °F or 17 °C are common during March and April, and instances of very warm days (80 °F or 27 °C) followed within 36 hours by snowfall are not unusual during these months. Winters are cold, with an average January temperature of 28.1 °F (−2.2 °C). Temperatures dip to 0 °F (−18 °C) or below an average of 4.7 nights per year.[105] The rainiest months occur in the spring and summer, with slightly higher averages during May, June, and July. May is typically the wettest, with an average of 5.05 inches (12.8 cm) of precipitation.[105] Most rain is derived from thunderstorm activity; there is no distinct dry season, although occasional droughts occur. Severe weather is not uncommon, particularly in the spring and summer months; the city experiences an average of 20 thunderstorm days annually.[106] The city's average annual precipitation is 42.4 inches (108 cm), with snowfall averaging 25.9 inches (66 cm) per season. Official temperature extremes range from 106 °F (41 °C), set on July 14, 1936,[107] to −27 °F (−33 °C), set on January 19, 1994.[107][108]

Climate data for Indianapolis
Indianapolis
( Indianapolis
Indianapolis
International Airport), 1981–2010 normals,[a] extremes 1871–present[b]

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 71 (22) 77 (25) 85 (29) 90 (32) 96 (36) 104 (40) 106 (41) 103 (39) 100 (38) 91 (33) 81 (27) 74 (23) 106 (41)

Mean maximum °F (°C) 58.3 (14.6) 63.3 (17.4) 75.3 (24.1) 81.4 (27.4) 86.2 (30.1) 91.9 (33.3) 93.6 (34.2) 92.5 (33.6) 89.8 (32.1) 82.1 (27.8) 71.3 (21.8) 59.8 (15.4) 94.8 (34.9)

Average high °F (°C) 35.6 (2) 40.2 (4.6) 51.7 (10.9) 63.4 (17.4) 72.8 (22.7) 81.9 (27.7) 85.0 (29.4) 84.0 (28.9) 77.6 (25.3) 65.3 (18.5) 52.2 (11.2) 38.9 (3.8) 62.4 (16.9)

Daily mean °F (°C) 28.1 (−2.2) 32.1 (0.1) 42.2 (5.7) 53.0 (11.7) 62.7 (17.1) 72.0 (22.2) 75.4 (24.1) 74.2 (23.4) 66.9 (19.4) 55.0 (12.8) 43.6 (6.4) 31.6 (−0.2) 53.1 (11.7)

Average low °F (°C) 20.5 (−6.4) 23.9 (−4.5) 32.8 (0.4) 42.7 (5.9) 52.6 (11.4) 62.1 (16.7) 65.8 (18.8) 64.4 (18) 56.2 (13.4) 44.7 (7.1) 35.1 (1.7) 24.4 (−4.2) 43.8 (6.6)

Mean minimum °F (°C) −2.5 (−19.2) 3.4 (−15.9) 14.9 (−9.5) 26.6 (−3) 37.7 (3.2) 48.2 (9) 55.0 (12.8) 53.8 (12.1) 40.6 (4.8) 29.6 (−1.3) 20.0 (−6.7) 3.3 (−15.9) −7.8 (−22.1)

Record low °F (°C) −27 (−33) −21 (−29) −7 (−22) 18 (−8) 28 (−2) 37 (3) 46 (8) 41 (5) 30 (−1) 20 (−7) −5 (−21) −23 (−31) −27 (−33)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.66 (67.6) 2.32 (58.9) 3.56 (90.4) 3.81 (96.8) 5.05 (128.3) 4.25 (108) 4.55 (115.6) 3.13 (79.5) 3.12 (79.2) 3.12 (79.2) 3.70 (94) 3.17 (80.5) 42.44 (1,078)

Average snowfall inches (cm) 8.6 (21.8) 6.5 (16.5) 2.6 (6.6) 0.2 (0.5) trace 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.4 (1) 0.7 (1.8) 6.9 (17.5) 25.9 (65.8)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 12.1 10.0 11.9 12.0 13.1 11.1 10.5 8.5 8.1 8.6 10.8 12.5 129.2

Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 7.5 5.4 2.5 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1.2 6.3 23.5

Average relative humidity (%) 75.0 73.6 69.9 65.6 67.1 68.4 72.8 75.4 74.4 71.6 75.5 78.0 72.3

Mean monthly sunshine hours 132.1 145.7 178.3 214.8 264.7 287.2 295.2 273.7 232.6 196.6 117.1 102.4 2,440.4

Percent possible sunshine 44 49 48 54 59 64 65 64 62 57 39 35 55

Source: NOAA (relative humidity and sun 1961–1990)[105][109][110]

See also: Climate of Indiana

Demographics[edit] See also: History of the Irish in Indianapolis

Historical population

Census Pop.

1840 2,695

1850 8,091

200.2%

1860 18,611

130.0%

1870 48,244

159.2%

1880 75,056

55.6%

1890 105,436

40.5%

1900 169,164

60.4%

1910 233,650

38.1%

1920 314,194

34.5%

1930 364,161

15.9%

1940 386,972

6.3%

1950 427,173

10.4%

1960 476,258

11.5%

1970 744,624

56.3%

1980 700,807

−5.9%

1990 731,327

4.4%

2000 781,926

6.9%

2010 820,445

4.9%

Est. 2016 855,164 [7] 4.2%

[5][111][112]

The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
considers Indianapolis
Indianapolis
as two entities: the consolidated city and the city's remainder, or balance. The consolidated city covers an area known as Unigov, coterminous with Marion County, except the independent municipalities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport, and Speedway. The city's balance excludes the populations of ten semi-autonomous municipalities that are included in totals for the consolidated city.[76] These are Clermont, Crows Nest, Homecroft, Meridian Hills, North Crows Nest, Rocky Ripple, Spring Hill, Warren Park, Williams Creek, and Wynnedale.[3] An eleventh town, Cumberland, is partially included.[113][114] The city's consolidated population for the year 2012 was 844,220.[76] The city's remainder, or balance, population was estimated at 834,852 for 2012,[5] a 2% increase over the total population of 820,445 reported in the 2010 U.S. Census.[6][115] As of 2010[update], the city's population density was 2,270 people per square mile (880/km2).[5] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the most populous city in Indiana, containing 12.8% of the state's total population.[76]

Racial composition 2014[116] 2010[117] 1990[118] 1970[118]

White 62.0% 61.8% 75.8% 81.6%

—Non-Hispanic 58.6% 58.6% 75.2% 80.9%[119]

Black or African American 27.9% 27.5% 22.6% 18.0%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 9.6% 9.4% 1.1% 0.8%[119]

Asian 2.4% 2.1% 0.9% 0.1%

Map of racial distribution in Indianapolis, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic or Other (yellow)

The Athenæum (Das Deutsche Haus), a National Historic Landmark, was the cultural and social center of the German immigrant community, the city's largest ancestral group.[120]

The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
metropolitan area, officially the Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson metropolitan statistical area (MSA), consists of Marion County and the surrounding counties of Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby. As of 2012[update], the metropolitan area's population was 1,798,634, the most populous in Indiana.[121] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
anchors the larger Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie combined statistical area (CSA), with a population of 2,336,237. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is also situated within the Great Lakes Megalopolis, one of 11 megaregions in the U.S. According to the U.S. Census of 2010, 97.2% of the Indianapolis population was reported as one race: 61.8% White, 27.5% Black or African American, 2.1% Asian (0.4% Burmese, 0.4% Indian, 0.3% Chinese, 0.3% Filipino, 0.1% Korean, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% other Asian); 0.3% American Indian, and 5.5% as other. The remaining 2.8% of the population was reported as multiracial (two or more races).[115] The city's Hispanic or Latino community comprised 9.4% of the city's population in the 2010 U.S. Census: 6.9% Mexican, 0.4% Puerto Rican, 0.1% Cuban, and 2% as other.[115] As of 2010[update], the median age for Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was 33.7 years. Age distribution for the city's inhabitants was 25% under the age of 18; 4.4% were between 18 and 21; 16.3% were age 21 to 65; and 13.1% were age 65 or older.[115] For every 100 females, there were 93 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90 males.[122] The U.S. Census for 2010 reported 332,199 households in Indianapolis, with an average household size of 2.42 and an average family size of 3.08.[115] Of the total households, 59.3% were family households, with 28.2% of these including the family's own children under the age of 18; 36.5% were husband-wife families; 17.2% had a female householder (with no husband present) and 5.6% had a male householder (with no wife present). The remaining 40.7% were non-family households.[115] As of 2010[update], 32% of the non-family households included individuals living alone, 8.3% of these households included individuals age 65 years of age or older.[115] The U.S. Census Bureau's 2007–2011 American Community Survey indicated the median household income for Indianapolis
Indianapolis
city was $42,704, and the median family income was $53,161.[123] Median income for males working full-time, year-round, was $42,101, compared to $34,788 for females. Per capita income for the city was $24,430, 14.7% of families and 18.9% of the city's total population living below the poverty line (28.3% were under the age of 18 and 9.2% were age 65 or older).[123] As of 2015[update], the Indianapolis metropolitan area
Indianapolis metropolitan area
had the 18th highest percentage of LGBT
LGBT
residents in the U.S., with 4.2% of residents identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.[124] Religion[edit]

Interior of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, head church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Of the 42.42% of the city's residents who identify as religious, Roman Catholics make up the largest group, at 11.31%.[125] The second highest religious group in the city are Baptists at 10.31%, with Methodists following behind at 4.97%. Presbyterians make up 2.13% of the city's religiously affiliated population, followed by Pentecostals and Lutherans. Another 8.57% are affiliated with other Christian faiths.[125] 0.32% of religiously affiliated persons identified themselves as following Eastern religions, while 0.68% of the religiously affiliated population identified as Jewish, and 0.29% as Muslim.[125] According to the nonpartisan and nonprofit Public Religion Research Institute's American Values Atlas, 22% of residents identify as religiously "unaffiliated," consistent with the national average of 22.7%.[126] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the seat of the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., served as archbishop from 2012 to 2017 and was elevated to cardinal in November 2016. On June 13, 2017, Pope Francis
Pope Francis
announced Charles C. Thompson
Charles C. Thompson
would replace Tobin, who was reassigned to the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Newark in January 2017.[127] Thompson is currently the youngest American archbishop.[128] The archdiocese also operates Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, affiliated with Marian University, while the Christian Theological Seminary is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, based from Christ Church Cathedral. The Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran
Lutheran
Church in America and the Indiana
Indiana
Conference of the United Methodist
Methodist
Church are also based in the city. Economy[edit]

Downtown Indianapolis
Downtown Indianapolis
is the largest employment cluster in Indiana, with nearly 43,000 jobs per square mile (17,000/km2).[129]

Based in Indianapolis, Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company
is the city's largest employer.

FedEx Express
FedEx Express
cargo plane at Indianapolis
Indianapolis
International Airport.

In 2015, the Indianapolis metropolitan area
Indianapolis metropolitan area
had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $134 billion. The top five industries were: finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing ($30.7B), manufacturing ($30.1B), professional and business services ($14.3B), educational services, health care, and social assistance ($10.8B), and wholesale trade ($8.1B). Government, if it had been a private industry, would have ranked fifth, generating $10.2 billion.[15] Compared to Indiana
Indiana
as a whole, the Indianapolis metropolitan area
Indianapolis metropolitan area
has a lower proportion of manufacturing jobs and a higher concentration of jobs in wholesale trade; administrative, support, and waste management; professional, scientific, and technical services; and transportation and warehousing.[130] The city's major exports include pharmaceuticals, motor vehicle parts, medical equipment and supplies, engine and power equipment, and aircraft products and parts.[16] According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the region's unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in December 2017.[131] As of 2017[update], three Fortune 500 companies
Fortune 500 companies
were based in the city: health insurance company Anthem Inc.
Anthem Inc.
(29); pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (132); and Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group
(477), the largest real estate investment trust in the U.S.[132] Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins
Cummins
(159) opened its Global Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis
Indianapolis
in 2017.[133] Three Fortune 1000
Fortune 1000
companies are located in the city: hydrocarbon manufacturer Calumet Specialty Products Partners (632); retailer Finish Line (968); and automotive transmission manufacturer Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission
(984).[134] Other notable companies based in the Indianapolis metropolitan area
Indianapolis metropolitan area
include: media conglomerate Emmis Communications; retailer Lids; financial services holding companies CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group
and OneAmerica; airline holding company Republic Airways; truckload carrier Celadon Group; and restaurant chains Noble Roman's, Scotty's Brewhouse, and Steak 'n Shake. Like many Midwestern cities, recent deindustrialization trends have had a significant impact on the local economy. Once home to 60 automakers, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
rivaled Detroit
Detroit
as a center of automobile manufacturing in the early 20th century.[55] Between 1990 and 2012, approximately 26,900 manufacturing jobs were lost in the city, including the automotive plant closures of Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.[135] In 2016, Carrier Corporation
Carrier Corporation
announced the closure of its Indianapolis
Indianapolis
plant, moving 1,400 manufacturing jobs to Mexico.[136] Since 1915, Rolls-Royce Holdings
Rolls-Royce Holdings
has had operations in Indianapolis.[137] It is the third largest manufacturing employer and thirteenth largest employer overall in the city, with a workforce of 4,300 in aircraft engine development and manufacturing.[138] Biotechnology, life sciences and health care are major sectors of Indianapolis's economy. As of 2016[update], Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company
was the largest private employer in the city, with more than 11,000 workers.[139] The North American headquarters for Roche Diagnostics and Dow AgroSciences are also located in the city.[140] A 2014 report by the Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Memorial Institute
and Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Industry Organization indicated that the Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson MSA was the only U.S. metropolitan area to have specialized employment concentrations in all five bioscience sectors evaluated in the study: agricultural feedstock and chemicals; bioscience-related distribution; drugs and pharmaceuticals; medical devices and equipment; and research, testing, and medical laboratories.[141] The regional health care providers of Community Health Network, Eskenazi Health, Franciscan Health, Indiana
Indiana
University Health, and St. Vincent Health have a combined workforce of 43,700.[142] The city's central location and extensive highway and rail infrastructure have positioned Indianapolis
Indianapolis
as an important logistics center, home to 1,500 distribution firms employing some 100,000 workers.[143][144][145] As home to the second largest FedEx Express hub in the world, Indianapolis International Airport
Indianapolis International Airport
ranks as the sixth busiest U.S. airport in terms of air cargo transport, handling over 1 million tons and employing 6,600 in 2015.[146][147] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is a hub for CSX Transportation, home to its division headquarters, an intermodal terminal, and classification yard (in the suburb of Avon).[148] Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops, in the enclave of Beech Grove, serve as its primary heavy maintenance and overhaul facility, while the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Distribution Center is the company's largest material and supply terminal.[149][150] The hospitality industry is an increasingly vital sector to the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
economy. According to Visit Indy, 28.6 million visitors generated $5.2 billion in 2016, the sixth straight year of record growth.[151] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has long been a sports tourism destination, but has more recently relied on conventions.[152] The Indiana Convention Center (ICC) and Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium
are considered mega convention center facilities, with a combined 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2) of exhibition space.[153] ICC is connected to 12 hotels and 4,700 hotel rooms, the most of any U.S. convention center.[154] In 2008, the facility hosted 42 national conventions with an attendance of 317,815; in 2014, it hosted 106 for an attendance of 635,701.[152] Since 2003, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has hosted Gen Con, one of the largest gaming conventions in North America.[155] According to real estate tracking firm CBRE Group, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
ranks among the fastest high-tech job growth areas in the U.S.[156][157] The metropolitan area is home to 28,500 information technology-related jobs at such companies as Angie's List, Appirio, Formstack, Genesys, Ingram Micro, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.[158][159] Major shopping malls in the city include Castleton Square, Circle Centre, The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Glendale Town Center, Lafayette Square, and Washington Square. Culture and contemporary life[edit] See also: List of attractions and events in Indianapolis

Part of the "Month of May" celebrations, the 500 Festival Parade
500 Festival Parade
is one of the nation's largest, regularly drawing 300,000 spectators.[160]

In 1999, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
designated six cultural districts to capitalize on cultural institutions within historically significant neighborhoods unique to the city's heritage. These include Broad Ripple Village, Canal and White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana
Indiana
Avenue, Mass Ave, and Wholesale.[161] A seventh cultural district, Market East, was designated in 2014.[162] After 12 years of planning and six years of construction, the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick officially opened in 2013.[163] The $62.5 million public-private partnership, spurred by an initial donation of $15 million by builder/philanthropist Gene B. Glick and his wife, resulted in 8 miles (13 km) of urban bike and pedestrian corridors linking six cultural districts with neighborhoods, IUPUI, and every significant arts, cultural, heritage, sports and entertainment venue downtown.[164][165][166][167][168] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is home to dozens of annual festivals and events showcasing local culture. Notable events include the "Month of May" (a series of celebrations leading to the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500), Circle City IN Pride, Indiana
Indiana
Black Expo, Indiana
Indiana
State Fair, and Historic Irvington Halloween Festival. Visual arts[edit] See also: List of public art in Indianapolis

Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE at the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Museum of Art.

Founded in 1883, the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art
(IMA) is the ninth oldest[169][note 1] and eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the U.S.[171][note 2] The permanent collection comprises over 54,000 works, including African, American, Asian and European pieces.[172] In addition to its collections, the museum consists of 100 Acres: The Virginia
Virginia
B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park; Oldfields, a restored house museum and estate once owned by Josiah K. Lilly, Jr.; and restored gardens and grounds originally designed by Percival Gallagher of the Olmsted Brothers
Olmsted Brothers
firm.[173] The IMA also owns the Miller House, a Mid-century modern
Mid-century modern
home designed by Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen
located in Columbus, Indiana.[174] The museum's holdings demonstrate the institution's emphasis on the connections among art, design and the natural environment.[170]

October Suite: Grand Canyon by Wilson Hurley at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Art Center, located in Broad Ripple Village, was founded in 1934 by the Works Project Administration. The center opened at its Michael Graves-designed building in 1996, including three public art galleries, 11 studios, a library, auditorium and ArtsPark along the White River.[175] The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 2001, and is located in The Murphy Art Center in Fountain Square. In 2014, the museum opened a second public gallery in The Alexander Hotel at CityWay in downtown Indianapolis.[176] Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
opened in 1989 at White River State Park
White River State Park
as the only Native American art museum in the Midwest.[177] Indiana
Indiana
University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) contains the Herron School of Art and Design. Established in 1902, the school's first core faculty included Impressionist
Impressionist
painters of the Hoosier Group: T. C. Steele, J. Ottis Adams, William Forsyth, Richard Gruelle, and Otto Stark. The university's public art collection is extensive, with more than 30 works. Performing arts[edit]

Opened in 1909, Old National Centre
Old National Centre
is the oldest performing arts venue in the city.

Indianapolis's most notable performing arts venues are located in the Mass Ave cultural district or Downtown. The Indiana
Indiana
Theatre opened as a movie palace on Washington Street in 1927 and currently houses the Indiana
Indiana
Repertory Theatre, a regional repertory theatre. Located on Monument Circle since 1916, the 1,786-seat Hilbert Circle Theatre
Hilbert Circle Theatre
is the current home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
(ISO). Founded in 1930, the ISO performed 180 concerts to over 275,000 guests during the 2015–2016 season, generating a record $8.5 million in ticket sales.[178] The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Opera, founded in 1975, maintains a collaborative relationship with the ISO.

Madame Walker Theatre Center
Madame Walker Theatre Center
opened on Indiana
Indiana
Avenue in 1927 as a cultural center for the city's African American
African American
community.[179]

In 1927, Madame Walker Theatre Center
Madame Walker Theatre Center
opened in the heart of the city's African American
African American
neighborhood on Indiana
Indiana
Avenue.[180] The theater is named for Madame C.J. Walker, an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist who began her beauty empire in Indianapolis. Indiana
Indiana
Avenue was home to a notable jazz scene from the 1920s through the 1960s, producing greats such as David Baker, Slide Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, J. J. Johnson, James Spaulding, and the Montgomery Brothers (Buddy, Monk, and Wes).[181] Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
is considered one of the most influential jazz guitarists of all time,[181][182] and is credited with popularizing the "Naptown Sound."[183] Mass Ave is home to the Old National Centre, Phoenix Theatre, and the Athenæum (Das Deutsche Haus). Old National Centre
Old National Centre
at the Murat Shrine is the oldest stage house in Indianapolis, opened in 1909.[184] The building is a prime example of Moorish Revival architecture
Moorish Revival architecture
and features a 2,600-seat performing arts theatre, 1,800-seat concert hall, and 600-seat multi-functional room, hosting approximately 300 public and private events throughout the year.[184] The nonprofit Phoenix Theatre focuses on contemporary theatrical productions.[185] The Athenӕum, houses the American Cabaret Theater and Young Actors Theater. Other notable venues include the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Artsgarden, a performing arts center suspended over the intersection of Washington and Illinois streets, Clowes Memorial Hall
Clowes Memorial Hall
on the Butler University
Butler University
campus, Melody Inn in Butler-Tarkington, Rivoli Theater, and The Emerson Theater in Little Flower. Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is home to Bands of America
Bands of America
(BOA), a nationwide organization of high school marching, concert, and jazz bands, and the headquarters for Drum Corps International
Drum Corps International
(DCI), a professional drum and bugle corps association.[186] Annual music events include the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Midwest Music Summit, and Indy Jazz
Jazz
Fest. The Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Jewish
Jewish
Film Festival, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Theatre Fringe Festival and the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Alternative Media Festival are annual events held in the city. Literature[edit]

A mural memorializing Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
stands on Mass Ave. The project was completed by local artist Pamela Bliss in 2011.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was at the center of the Golden Age of Indiana
Indiana
Literature from 1870 to 1920.[187] Several notable poets and writers based in the city achieved national prominence and critical acclaim during this period, including James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington
Booth Tarkington
and Meredith Nicholson.[17] In A History of Indiana
Indiana
Literature, Arthur W. Shumaker remarked on the era's influence: "It was the age of famous men and their famous books. In it Indiana, and particularly Indianapolis, became a literary center which in many ways rivaled the East."[188] A 1947 study found that Indiana
Indiana
authors ranked second to New York in the number of bestsellers produced in the previous 40 years.[187] Located in Lockerbie Square, the James Whitcomb Riley
James Whitcomb Riley
Museum Home has been a National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
since 1962. Perhaps the city's most famous 20th century writer was Kurt Vonnegut, known for his darkly satirical and controversial bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). The Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Memorial Library opened in 2010 downtown.[189] Vonnegut became known for including at least one character in his novels from Indianapolis.[190] Upon returning to the city in 1986, Vonnegut acknowledged the influence the city had on his writings:

“ All my jokes are Indianapolis. All my attitudes are Indianapolis. My adenoids are Indianapolis. If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis.[190][189] ”

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the current home to bestselling young adult fiction writer John Green, known for his critically acclaimed 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, set in the city.[191] Attractions[edit]

Azy, a male orangutan at the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Zoo.

"Bucky," a juvenile Tyrannosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
specimen at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
is a National Historic Landmark.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
is the largest of its kind in the world, offering 433,000 square feet (40,227.02 m2) of exhibit space.[192] The museum holds a collection of over 120,000 artifacts, including the Broad Ripple Park Carousel, a National Historic Landmark.[193] Because of its leadership and innovations, the museum is a world leader in its field.[194] Child and Parents magazine have both ranked the museum as the best children's museum in the U.S.[195] The museum is one of the city's most popular attractions, with 1.2 million visitors in 2014.[196] The Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
is home to nearly 1,400 animals of 214 species and 31,000 plants, including many threatened and endangered species.[197][198] The zoo is a leader in animal conservation and research, recognized for its biennial Indianapolis Prize
Indianapolis Prize
designation. It is the only American zoo accredited as a zoo, aquarium, and zoological garden by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.[199] It is the largest privately funded zoo in the U.S. and one of the city's most visited attractions, with 1.2 million guests in 2014.[23][196] The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Museum exhibits an extensive collection of auto racing memorabilia showcasing various motorsports and automotive history.[200][201] The museum is the permanent home of the Borg-Warner Trophy, presented to Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
winners.[20] Daily grounds and track tours are also based at the museum.[201] The NCAA Hall of Champions
NCAA Hall of Champions
opened in 2000 at White River State Park housing collegiate athletic artifacts and interactive exhibits covering all 23 NCAA-sanctioned sports.[202][203] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is home to several centers commemorating Indiana
Indiana
history. These include the Indiana
Indiana
Historical Society, Indiana
Indiana
State Library and Historical Bureau, Indiana
Indiana
State Museum, and Indiana
Indiana
Medical History Museum. Indiana
Indiana
Landmarks, the largest private statewide historic preservation organization in the U.S., is also located in the city.[204] The Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison
Presidential Site, located in the Old Northside Historic District, is open for daily tours and includes archives and memorabilia from the 23rd President of the United States. President Harrison is buried about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the site at Crown Hill Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other notable graves include three U.S. Vice Presidents and notorious American gangster, John Dillinger. Two museums and several memorials in the city commemorate armed forces or conflict, including the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and Indiana
Indiana
World War Memorial Military Museum at the Indiana
Indiana
World War Memorial Plaza. Outside of Washington, D.C., Indianapolis
Indianapolis
contains the largest collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war casualties in the nation.[25][26] Other notable sites are Crown Hill National Cemetery, the Medal of Honor Memorial, Project 9/11 Indianapolis, and the USS Indianapolis
Indianapolis
National Memorial. Cuisine[edit] See also: Cuisine of the Midwestern United States
United States
§ Indianapolis

Indianapolis City Market
Indianapolis City Market
was founded in 1821.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has an emerging food scene as well as established eateries.[205] Founded in 1821 as the city's public market, the Indianapolis City Market
Indianapolis City Market
has served the community from its current building since 1886. Prior to World War II, the City Market and neighboring Tomlinson Hall (since demolished) were home to meat and vegetable vendors. As consumer habits evolved and residents moved from the central city, the City Market transitioned from a traditional marketplace to a food court, a function it retains today.[206] Opened in 1902, St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House
is well known for its signature shrimp cocktail, named by the Travel Channel
Travel Channel
as the "world's spiciest food". In 2012, it was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as one of "America's Classics".[207] The Slippery Noodle Inn, a blues bar and restaurant, is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Indiana, having opened in 1850.[208] The Jazz
Jazz
Kitchen, opened in 1994, was recognized in 2011 by OpenTable
OpenTable
as one the "top 50 late night dining hotspots" in the U.S.[209] Distinctive local dishes include pork tenderloin sandwiches[210] and sugar cream pie, the latter being the unofficial state pie of Indiana.[211] In 2016, Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler
named Indianapolis
Indianapolis
the "most underrated food city in the U.S.," while ranking Milktooth as one of the best restaurants in the world.[212][213] Food & Wine called Indianapolis
Indianapolis
the "rising star of the Midwest," recognizing Milktooth, Rook, Amelia's, and Bluebeard, all in Fletcher Place.[214][215] Several Indianapolis
Indianapolis
chefs and restaurateurs have been semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation Awards in recent years.[216] Microbreweries
Microbreweries
are quickly becoming a staple in the city, increasing fivefold since 2009.[217] There are now about 50 craft brewers in Indianapolis, with Sun King Brewing
Sun King Brewing
being the largest.[218] For some time, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was known as the "100 Percent American City" for its racial and ethnic homogeneity.[219] Historically, these factors, as well as low taxes and wages, provided chain restaurants a relatively stable market to test dining preferences before expanding nationwide. As a result, the Indianapolis metropolitan area
Indianapolis metropolitan area
had the highest concentration of chain restaurants per capita of any market in the U.S. in 2008, with one chain restaurant for every 1,459 people—44% higher than the national average.[220] In recent years, immigrants have opened some 800 ethnic restaurants.[219] Sports[edit] Main article: Sports in Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
since 2008.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home to the Indiana
Indiana
Pacers and Indiana
Indiana
Fever since 1999.

Victory Field, home to the Indianapolis Indians
Indianapolis Indians
since 1996.

Two major league sports teams are based in Indianapolis: the Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
of the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) and the Indiana
Indiana
Pacers of the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA). Originally the Baltimore Colts, the franchise has been based in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
since relocating in 1984. The Colts' tenure in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has produced 11 division championships, two conference championships, and two Super Bowl
Super Bowl
appearances. Quarterback
Quarterback
Peyton Manning led the team to win Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLI in the 2006 NFL season. Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium
replaced the team's first home, the RCA Dome, in 2008. Founded in 1967, the Indiana
Indiana
Pacers began in the American Basketball Association (ABA), joining the NBA when the leagues merged in 1976. Prior to joining the NBA, the Pacers won three division titles and three championships (1970, 1972, 1973). Since the merger, the Pacers have won one conference title and six division titles, most recently in 2014. Founded in 2000, the Indiana
Indiana
Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) have won three conference titles and one championship in 2012. The Fever and Pacers share Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which replaced Market Square Arena
Market Square Arena
in 1999. The Indianapolis Indians
Indianapolis Indians
of the International League
International League
(AAA) is the second oldest minor league franchise in American professional baseball, established in 1902.[221] The Indians have won 25 division titles, 14 league titles, and seven championships, most recently in 2000. Since 1996, the team has played at Victory Field, which replaced Bush Stadium. Of the 160 teams comprising Minor League Baseball, the Indians had the highest attendance during the 2016 season.[222] Established in 2013, Indy Eleven
Indy Eleven
of the United Soccer League
United Soccer League
(USL) plays from Lucas Oil Stadium. Indy Fuel
Indy Fuel
of the ECHL
ECHL
was founded in 2014 and plays from Indiana
Indiana
Farmers Coliseum.

A Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Butler University
Butler University
and Indiana
Indiana
University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis
(IUPUI) are NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
schools based in the city. The Butler Bulldogs
Butler Bulldogs
compete in the Big East Conference, except for Butler Bulldogs
Butler Bulldogs
football, which plays in the Pioneer Football League FCS. The Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
team were runners-up in the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
Games. The IUPUI
IUPUI
Jaguars compete in the Summit League. Traditionally, Indianapolis's Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse
was the hub for Hoosier Hysteria, a general excitement around the game of basketball throughout the state, specifically the Indiana
Indiana
High School Boys Basketball Tournament.[223] Hinkle, a National Historic Landmark, was opened in 1928 as the world's largest basketball arena, with seating for 15,000.[224] It is regarded as "Indiana's Basketball Cathedral". Perhaps the most notable game was the 1954 state championship, which inspired the critically acclaimed 1986 film, Hoosiers.[225] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has been called the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World".[41][226] The National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA), the main governing body for U.S. collegiate sports, and the National Federation of State High School Associations are based in Indianapolis. The city is home to three NCAA athletic conferences: the Horizon League
Horizon League
(Division I); the Great Lakes Valley Conference (Division II); and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III). Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is also home to three national sport governing bodies, as recognized by the United States
United States
Olympic Committee: USA Gymnastics; USA Diving; and USA Track & Field.[227] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
hosts numerous sporting events annually, including the Circle City Classic (1983–present), NFL Scouting Combine (1987–present), and Big Ten Football Championship Game (2011–present). Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is tied with New York City
New York City
for having hosted the second most NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships (1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, and 2015).[228] The city will host the men's Final Four next in 2021.[229] The city has also hosted three NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championships (2005, 2011, and 2016). Notable past events include the NBA All-Star Game (1985), Pan American Games
Pan American Games
X (1987), US Open Series Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Tennis Championships (1988–2009), WrestleMania VIII
WrestleMania VIII
(1992), World Rowing Championships (1994), World Police and Fire Games
World Police and Fire Games
(2001), FIBA Basketball World Cup (2002), and Super Bowl
Super Bowl
XLVI (2012). Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is home to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, the largest half marathon and seventh largest running event in the U.S.[230] The mini-marathon is held the first weekend of May as part of the 500 Festival, leading up to the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500. As of 2013[update], it had sold out for 12 consecutive years, with 35,000 participants.[231] Held in autumn, the Monumental Marathon is also among the largest in the U.S., with nearly 14,000 entrants in 2015.[232] Motorsports[edit]

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The 2008 Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500, the 92nd running of the race.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is a major center for motorsports. Two auto racing sanctioning bodies are headquartered in the city ( INDYCAR
INDYCAR
and United States Auto Club) along with more than 500 motorsports companies and racing teams, employing some 10,000 people in the region.[233] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is so well connected with auto racing that it has inspired the name "IndyCar," used for both the competition and type of car used in it.[234] Since 1911, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
(IMS) (in the enclave of Speedway, Indiana) has been the site of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
500, an open-wheel automobile race held annually on Memorial Day
Memorial Day
weekend. Considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the Indianapolis 500 is the world's largest single-day sporting event, hosting more than 257,000 permanent seats.[20] Since 1994, IMS has hosted one of NASCAR's highest attended events, the Monster Energy Cup Series Brickyard 400.[235] IMS has also hosted the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Grand Prix of Indianapolis
since 2014. Lucas Oil Raceway, in nearby Hendricks County, is home to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) U.S. Nationals, the most prestigious drag racing event in the world, held annually each Labor Day
Labor Day
weekend.[236] Parks and recreation[edit] See also: List of parks in Indianapolis

A white-tailed deer in Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S.

Indy Parks and Recreation maintains nearly 200 parks covering 11,246 acres (4,551 ha).[237] Eagle Creek Park
Eagle Creek Park
is the largest and most visited park in the city and ranks among the largest municipal parks in the U.S., covering 4,766 acres (1,929 ha).[238] Fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming are popular activities at Eagle Creek Reservoir. Notable recreational trails include the Canal Walk, Pleasant Run Trail, and Monon Trail, accommodating 2.8 million users in 2012.[239] There are 13 public golf courses in the city.[240] Military Park was established as the city's first public park in 1852.[241] By the 20th century, the city enlisted landscape architect George Kessler
George Kessler
to conceive a framework for Indianapolis's modern parks system.[242] Kessler's 1909 Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Park and Boulevard Plan linked notable parks, such as Brookside, Ellenberger, and Garfield, with a system of parkways following the city's waterways.[243] In 2003, the system's 3,474 acres (1,406 ha) were added to the National Register of Historic Places.[244] Two state parks are located in Marion County: Fort Harrison in Lawrence and White River downtown. Encompassing 250 acres (100 ha), White River is the city's major urban park, home to the Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
and White River Gardens.[197] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
lies about 50 miles (80 km) north of two state forests, Morgan–Monroe and Yellowwood, and one national forest, Hoosier. Crown Hill Cemetery, the third largest private cemetery in the U.S., covers 555 acres (225 ha) on the city's north side and is home to more than 250 species of trees and shrubs comprising one of the largest old-growth forests in the Midwest.[245][246] According to the Trust for Public Land's 2017 ParkScore Index, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
tied for last with respect to public park accessibility of the 100 largest U.S. cities evaluated. Currently, some 68% of residents are underserved. The city's large land area and low public funding contributed to the ranking.[247] Government and politics[edit] Main article: Government of Indianapolis By an act of the Indiana
Indiana
General Assembly, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
consolidated with the government of Marion County in 1970. Under Indiana
Indiana
Code's Unigov
Unigov
provision, eleven "included towns" are legally part of the consolidated city and are fully subject to the laws and administration of Indianapolis's municipal government. Four other municipalities in Marion County are not part of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
government ("excluded cities and town"), but receive county services from Unigov, including representation by the City-County Council of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
and Marion County and mayor. The area of Marion County not within the included or excluded towns is known as the balance. As the state capital of Indiana, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the seat of state government. Local government[edit] See also: List of mayors of Indianapolis

The City-County Building houses the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of municipal government.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has a consolidated city-county government, a status it has held since 1970. Under this structure, many functions of the city and county governments are consolidated, though some remain separate.[3] The city has a mayor-council form of government. The executive branch is headed by an elected mayor, who serves as the chief executive of both the city and Marion County. Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, is the 49th and current mayor of Indianapolis. The mayor appoints deputy mayors, department heads, and members of various boards and commissions. The City-County Council of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
and Marion County is the legislative body and consists of 25 members, all of whom represent geographic districts. The council has the exclusive power to adopt budgets, levy taxes, and make appropriations. It can also enact, repeal, or amend ordinances, and make appointments to certain boards and commissions. The city's annual budget is $1.1 billion.[248] The judicial branch consists of a circuit court, a superior court with four divisions and 32 judges, and a small claims court.[3] The three branches, along with most local government departments, are based in the City-County Building. Public safety[edit] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Emergency Medical Services is the largest provider of pre-hospital medical care in the city, responding to 95,000 emergency dispatch calls annually.[249] The agency's coverage area includes six townships within the city (Center, Franklin, Lawrence, Perry, Warren, and Washington) and the town of Speedway. As of 2018[update], Charles Miramonti, MD was the EMS chief.[250] The Indianapolis Fire Department
Indianapolis Fire Department
(IFD) provides fire protection services as the primary emergency response agency for 278 square miles (720 km2) of Marion County. IFD provides automatic and mutual aid to the excluded municipalities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, and Speedway, as well as Decatur, Pike, and Wayne townships who have retained their own fire departments. The fire district comprises seven geographic battalions with 44 fire stations, dual-staffing a forty-fifth station with the City of Lawrence Fire Department.[3] As of 2014[update], 1,205 sworn firefighters responded to nearly 100,000 incidents annually.[251] As of 2018[update], Ernest Malone was the fire chief.[252]

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
interceptor in 2008.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
(IMPD) is a full-service metropolitan police department whose jurisdiction covers Marion County, with the exception of Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport, Speedway, and the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
International Airport, which is served by the Indianapolis Airport Authority Police Department.[253] In 2016, IMPD operated six precincts with 1,640 sworn police personnel and 200 civilian employees.[3] As of 2018[update], Bryan Roach was the chief of police.[254] According to the FBI's 2015 Uniform Crime Report, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
ranks as the 16th most dangerous city in the U.S., with 17.1 homicides per 100,000 people, compared with the U.S. rate of 4.9 homicides per 100,000 people.[255][citation needed] Between 2012 and 2014, the murder rate rose by 44%. There were 138 homicides in 2014, with 60% of victims being young black men.[256] With 144 criminal homicides, 2015 surpassed 1998 as the year with the most murder investigations in the city. With 154 criminal homicides, 2017 marked the third consecutive year of record violence. FBI data showed a 7 percent increase in violent crimes committed in Indianapolis, outpacing the rest of the state and country.[257] Law enforcement has blamed increased violence on a combination of root causes, including poverty, substance abuse, mental illness, and availability of firearms.[258] State government[edit] Main article: Government of Indiana

The Indiana Statehouse
Indiana Statehouse
houses the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government.

As the state capital, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is the seat of Indiana's state government. The city has hosted the capital since its move from Corydon in 1825. The Indiana
Indiana
Statehouse, located downtown, houses the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government, including the offices of the Governor of Indiana
Indiana
and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, the Indiana
Indiana
General Assembly, and the Indiana Supreme Court. Most state departments and agencies are located in Indiana
Indiana
Government Centers North and South. The Indiana
Indiana
Governor's Residence is located on Meridian Street in the Butler–Tarkington neighborhood, about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of downtown. Federal government[edit] Main article: Indiana's congressional districts Most of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is within Indiana's 7th congressional district, represented by André Carson
André Carson
(D–Indianapolis), while northern portions of the city are in Indiana's 5th congressional district, represented by Susan Brooks
Susan Brooks
(R–Carmel).[259] Federal field offices are located in the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse (which houses the United States
United States
District Court for the Southern District of Indiana) and the Minton-Capehart Federal Building, both located downtown. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, is headquartered in nearby Lawrence. Politics[edit]

Marion County vote by party in presidential elections[260]

Year Republican Democratic Others

2016 35.5% 130,360 58.0% 212,899 6.4% 23,620

2012 37.9% 136,509 60.1% 216,336 2.0% 7,127

2008 35.3% 134,313 63.7% 241,987 1.0% 3,790

2004 48.7% 156,072 50.6% 162,249 0.8% 2,517

2000 49.2% 137,810 47.9% 134,189 2.8% 7,904

1996 47.2% 133,329 44.1% 124,448 8.7% 24,437

1992 43.7% 141,369 37.8% 122,234 18.6% 60,187

1988 58.6% 184,519 40.8% 128,627 0.6% 1,949

Until fairly recently, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
was considered one of the most conservative major cities in the U.S.[67] Republicans held the mayor's office for 32 years (1967–1999), and controlled the City-County Council from its inception in 1970 to 2003.[67] Since the early-2000s, the city's politics have gradually shifted more liberal. As of 2014[update], the city is regarded as politically moderate.[261] Republican Greg Ballard
Greg Ballard
chose not to run for a third term in the 2015 mayoral election.[262] Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett were the candidates to replace him. Each had similar plans for addressing the city's issues, and the commonality between them contributed to a very low voter turnout.[263] Hogsett previously held public office as Indiana
Indiana
Secretary of State, and had served in government for over 30 years, giving him greater name recognition than Brewer, a local restaurateur.[264] Hogsett was elected with 63% of the vote, officially taking office on January 1, 2016.[264] The 2015 City-County Council elections also left Democrats in control of the council, holding a 13–12 majority over Republicans, only the second time since the creation of Unigov
Unigov
that Democrats controlled both the mayor's office and council.[265] Recent political issues of local concern have included cutting the city's structural deficit, planning and construction of a new criminal justice center, homelessness, streetlights, and improved mass transit and transportation infrastructure.[266][248] Education[edit] See also: List of schools in Indianapolis Colleges and universities[edit]

Indiana
Indiana
University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has the city's largest higher education enrollment.

Central Library, hub of the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Public Library's 23-branch system.

Indiana
Indiana
University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis
(IUPUI) was founded in 1969 after merging the branch campuses of Indiana University and Purdue University.[267] IUPUI's current enrollment is 30,105, the third largest in the state.[268] IUPUI
IUPUI
has two colleges and 18 schools, including the Herron School of Art and Design, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, School of Dentistry, and the Indiana University School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the U.S.[269][270] The city is home to the largest campus for Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, a state-funded community college serving 77,600 students statewide.[271] Five private universities are based in Indianapolis. Established in 1855, Butler University
Butler University
is the oldest higher education institution in the city, with an undergraduate enrollment of about 4,000.[272] Affiliated with the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Church, Marian University was founded in 1936 when St. Francis Normal and Immaculate Conception Junior College merged, moving to Indianapolis
Indianapolis
in 1937. Marian has an enrollment of about 2,137 students.[273] Founded in 1902, the University of Indianapolis
University of Indianapolis
is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school's current enrollment is 4,169 students.[274] Martin University was founded in 1977 and is the state's only predominately black university.[275] Crossroads Bible College
Crossroads Bible College
and Indiana
Indiana
Bible College are small Christian colleges located in the city. Satellite campuses located in the city include Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, Grace College, Indiana
Indiana
Institute of Technology, Indiana
Indiana
Wesleyan University, and Vincennes University. Schools and libraries[edit] Nine public school districts serve residents of Indianapolis: Franklin Township Community School Corporation, MSD Decatur Township, MSD Lawrence Township, MSD Perry Township, MSD Pike Township, MSD Warren Township, MSD Washington Township, MSD Wayne Township, and Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools
(IPS). As of 2016[update], IPS was the second largest public school district in Indiana, serving nearly 30,000 students.[3][276] A number of private primary and secondary schools are operated through the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, charters, or other independent organizations. Founded in 1873, the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Public Library includes the Central Library and 23 branches throughout Marion County. The Indianapolis Public Library
Indianapolis Public Library
served 4.2 million patrons in 2014, with a circulation of 15.9 million materials.[277] Media[edit] Main article: Media in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Star
The Indianapolis Star
is the city's daily morning newspaper and leading print media.

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is served by various print media. Founded in 1903, The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Star is the city's daily morning newspaper. The Star is owned by Gannett Company, with a daily circulation of 127,064.[278] The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis News
was the city's daily evening newspaper and oldest print media, published from 1869 to 1999. Notable weeklies include NUVO, an alternative weekly newspaper, the Indianapolis Recorder, a weekly newspaper serving the local African American community, the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Business Journal, reporting on local real estate, and the Southside Times. Indianapolis Monthly
Indianapolis Monthly
is the city's monthly lifestyle publication. Broadcast television network affiliates include WTTV
WTTV
(CBS), WRTV (ABC), WISH-TV
WISH-TV
(The CW), WTHR-TV
WTHR-TV
(NBC), WDNI-CD
WDNI-CD
(Telemundo), WFYI-TV (PBS), WNDY-TV
WNDY-TV
(MyNetworkTV), WUDZ-LD (Buzzr), WSDI-LD (AccuWeather), WHMB-TV
WHMB-TV
(LeSEA), WCLJ-TV (TBN), WBXI-CD (Decades), WXIN-TV
WXIN-TV
(Fox), WIPX-TV (Ion) and WDTI
WDTI
(Daystar). The majority of commercial radio stations in the city are owned by Cumulus Media, Emmis Communications, iHeartMedia, and Radio One. Popular nationally syndicated radio program The Bob & Tom Show has been based at Indianapolis
Indianapolis
radio station WFBQ since 1983.[279] As of 2016[update], the Indianapolis metropolitan area was the 27th largest television market and 39th largest radio market in the U.S.[280][281] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
natives Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
and David Letterman
David Letterman
launched their notable broadcasting careers in local media, Pauley with WISH-TV
WISH-TV
and Letterman with WTHR-TV, respectively.[282][283] Motion pictures at least partially filmed in the city include Speedway,[284] To Please a Lady,[285] Winning,[286] Hoosiers,[287] Going All the Way,[288] Eight Men Out,[289] and Eagle Eye.[290] Television series set in Indianapolis
Indianapolis
have included One Day at a Time; Good Morning, Miss Bliss; Men Behaving Badly; Cops;[291] Close to Home;[292] the second season of anthology drama American Crime,[293] and HGTV's Good Bones.[294] Infrastructure[edit] Transportation[edit] Main article: Transportation in Indianapolis

Interstate 70
Interstate 70
approaches Downtown Indianapolis.

BlueIndy electric carsharing launched in 2015.

Satellite image of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
International Airport.

Indianapolis's current transportation infrastructure comprises a complex network that includes a public bus system, two Amtrak passenger rail lines, multiple freight rail lines, an Interstate Highway System, two airports, a heliport, a private people mover, carshare and bikeshare systems, and miles of on-road bike lanes and multi-use trails. Four interstate highways intersect the city: Interstate 65, Interstate 69, Interstate 70, and Interstate 74. Two auxiliary Interstate Highways are located in the metropolitan area: a beltway (Interstate 465) and connector (Interstate 865). A $3 billion expansion project to extend Interstate 69 from Evansville to Indianapolis
Indianapolis
is in progress.[295] The predominant mode of transportation in the region is the automobile, with 92.6% of residents commuting by car, most traveling alone (83.4%).[296] Reliance on the automobile has affected the city's development patterns, with Walk Score
Walk Score
ranking Indianapolis
Indianapolis
as one of the least walkable large cities in the U.S.[297] Only 2.7% of residents walk or bike to work.[296] The city has enhanced bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in recent years, with some 75 miles (121 km) of trails and 90 miles (140 km) of on-street bike lanes.[298] Launched in 2014, Indiana
Indiana
Pacers Bikeshare is the city's bike sharing system, consisting of 251 bicycles at 29 stations. Thousands of users logged over 100,000 trips in 2017.[299] An electric carsharing program, BlueIndy, was launched in 2015. It will ultimately include 500 electric cars and 200 charging stations throughout the city.[300] The Indiana
Indiana
University Health People Mover was opened in 2003 to connect IU Health's medical facilities with the Indiana
Indiana
University School of Medicine. The privately operated people mover is free and open to the public, stopping at three stations over a length of 1.4 mi (2.25 km).[301] The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Public Transportation Corporation, branded as IndyGo, operates the city's public transit network. In 2017, City-County Council approved a voter referendum increasing Marion County's income tax to help fund IndyGo's first major system expansion since its founding in 1975. The plan includes construction of three bus rapid transit lines, new buses, sidewalks, and bus shelters, and increased frequencies on all existing routes, to be completed by 2024.[302][303] Despite only 1% of residents commuting via public transportation,[296] IndyGo had a 2014 ridership of 10.3 million, the highest in 23 years.[304] In 2016, the Julia M. Carson Transit Center opened, the downtown hub for 27 of its 31 bus routes.[305] The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) is a quasi-governmental agency that operates three public buses from Indianapolis
Indianapolis
to employment centers in Plainfield and Whitestown. Indianapolis International Airport
Indianapolis International Airport
(IND) is the busiest airport in the state, serving 8.5 million passengers annually.[306] Completed in 2008, the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal contains two concourses and 40 gates, connecting to 51 nonstop domestic and international destinations and averaging 145 daily departures.[306] As home to the second largest FedEx Express
FedEx Express
hub in the world, IND ranks as the sixth busiest U.S. airport in terms of air cargo, handling over 1 million tons in 2015.[146][307] The Indianapolis Airport Authority oversees operations at five additional airports in the region, two of which are located in Indianapolis: Eagle Creek Airpark
Eagle Creek Airpark
(EYE) and the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Downtown Heliport.[308] Amtrak
Amtrak
currently provides two intercity rail lines to Indianapolis
Indianapolis
via Union Station, serving about 30,000 passengers in 2015.[150] The Cardinal makes three weekly trips between New York City
New York City
and Chicago, while the Hoosier State operates on the four days the Cardinal does not operate, running to Chicago. Three intercity bus service providers stop in the city: Greyhound Lines
Greyhound Lines
and Burlington Trailways
Burlington Trailways
(via Union Station), and Megabus (via City Market).[309] Healthcare[edit] See also: List of hospitals in Indianapolis Indiana
Indiana
University Health's Academic Health Center encompasses Marion County, with the medical centers of University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children. The Academic Health Center is anchored by the Indiana
Indiana
University School of Medicine, the second largest medical school in the U.S.[138][270] Riley Hospital for Children is among the nation's foremost pediatric health centers, recognized in all ten specialties by U.S. News and World Report, including top 25 honors in orthopedics (23), nephrology (22), gastroenterology and GI surgery (16), pulmonology (13), and urology (4).[310] The 430-bed facility also contains Indiana's only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center.[311]

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital is the flagship medical center for Indiana's oldest healthcare system, founded in 1855 as Indianapolis City Hospital.

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, a municipal corporation, was formed in 1951 to manage the city's public health facilities and programs, including the Marion County Public Health Department and Eskenazi Health.[312] Eskenazi Health's flagship medical center, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, opened in 2013 after a $754 million project to replace Wishard Memorial Hospital. The hospital includes an Adult Level I Trauma Center, 315 beds, and 275 exam rooms, annually serving about 1 million outpatients.[313] Opened in 1932, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is Indiana's tertiary referral hospital for former armed services personnel, treating more than 60,000 veterans annually.[314] Located on the city's far north side, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is the flagship medical center of St. Vincent Health's 22-hospital system. St. Vincent Indianapolis
Indianapolis
includes Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, and St. Vincent Women's Hospital. Franciscan Health Indianapolis's flagship medical center is located on the city's far south side. Community Health Network contains dozens of specialty hospitals and three emergency medical centers in Marion County, including Community Hospital South, Community Hospital North, and Community Hospital East. Community Hospital East is currently replacing its 60-year-old facility with a $175 million, 150-bed hospital to be completed in 2019.[315] The campus will also include a $120 million, 159-bed state-funded mental health and chronic addiction treatment facility. The Indiana
Indiana
Neuro-Diagnostic Institute will replace the antiquated Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital in 2018.[316] According to Indianapolis-based American College of Sports Medicine's 2016 American Fitness Index Data Report, the city scored last of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas for health and community fitness.[317] Higher instances of obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, smoking, and asthma contributed to the ranking.[318] Utilities[edit]

Perry K. Generating Station
Perry K. Generating Station
produces steam for the city's district heating system.

Electricity is provided by Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Power & Light (IPL), a subsidiary of AES Corporation.[319] IPL generates 3,343 MW of electricity at four power stations, two wind farms,[320] and 34 solar farms,[321] covering a service area of 528 square miles (1,370 km2).[322] Despite a portfolio comprised 100% of nonrenewable energy sources in 2007, IPL ended coal-firing operations at its Harding Street Station
Harding Street Station
in 2016.[320] In 2016, Indianapolis
Indianapolis
had the second highest number of photovoltaics (PVs) per capita in the U.S.[321] Citizens Energy Group provides residents with natural gas, water, wastewater, and thermal services.[323][324] Citizens is the only public charitable trust formed to operate utilities in the U.S.[325] Covanta Energy operates a waste-to-energy plant in the city, processing solid waste for steam production.[324][326] Steam is sold to Citizens' Perry K. Generating Station
Perry K. Generating Station
for the downtown Indianapolis district heating system, the second largest in the U.S.[327] Eleven solid waste districts are managed by one of three garbage collection providers: the city's Department of Public Works, Republic Services, and Waste Management. Republic Services
Republic Services
collects recycling in all 11 districts.[328] The Department of Public Works' Operations Division is responsible for snow and ice removal, with a fleet of more than 70 snow removal trucks plowing approximately 7,300 miles (11,700 km) of public streets after winter weather events.[329][330] Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Indianapolis International relations[edit] Sister cities[edit] Indianapolis
Indianapolis
has seven sister cities and two friendship cities as designated by Sister Cities International.[331] Sister cities

Campinas, Brazil
Brazil
(since 2009) Cologne, Germany
Germany
(since 1988) Monza, Italy
Italy
(since 1993) Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(since 2009) Onitsha, Nigeria
Nigeria
(since 2017)[332] Piran, Slovenia
Slovenia
(since 2001) Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan
(since 1978)

Friendship cities

Hangzhou, China
China
(since 2009) Hyderabad, Telangana, India
India
(since 2010)

Consulates[edit] As of 2018[update], Indianapolis
Indianapolis
contains ten foreign consulates, serving Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland.[333] See also[edit]

Indianapolis
Indianapolis
portal Indiana
Indiana
portal United States
United States
portal

Great Lakes Megalopolis Indianapolis
Indianapolis
(balance) Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Catacombs Indianapolis
Indianapolis
mass murder

Notes[edit]

^ Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the expected highest and lowest temperature readings at any point during the year or given month) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010. ^ Official records for Indianapolis
Indianapolis
kept at downtown from February 1871 to December 1942, and at Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Int'l since January 1943. For more information, see Threadex

^ The nine oldest museums in the U.S. are: Peabody Essex Museum, 1799; Wadsworth Atheneum, 1842; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1870; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1870; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1876; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, 1878; Art Institute of Chicago, 1879; Cincinnati Art Museum, 1881; Portland Museum of Art, 1882; Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Museum of Art, 1883.[170] ^ At 669,484 square feet (62,197.1 m2), the IMA is eighth largest in the U.S. in Main Museum Building space among the 130 respondents in the Association of Art Museum Directors 2010 Statistical Survey.[171]

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Municipalities with population over 20,000 (in 2010)

Brownsburg Fishers Franklin Greenfield Greenwood Lawrence Noblesville Plainfield Westfield Zionsville

Municipalities with population of 20,000–1,000 (in 2010)

Alexandria Arcadia Avon Bargersville Beech Grove Brooklyn Cicero Chesterfield‡ Clayton Clermont Cloverdale Cumberland Danville Edgewood Edinburgh‡ Elwood‡ Fortville Frankton Greencastle Ingalls Lapel Lebanon Martinsville McCordsville Meridian Hills Monrovia Mooresville Morristown Nashville New Palestine New Whiteland Pendleton Pittsboro Princes Lakes Shelbyville Sheridan Speedway Southport St. Paul‡ Thorntown Trafalgar Warren Park Whiteland Whitestown

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Advance Amo Atlanta Bainbridge Bethany Coatesville Country Club Heights Crows Nest Fairland Fillmore Homecroft Jamestown Lizton Markleville Morgantown North Crows Nest North Salem Orestes Paragon Roachdale River Forest Rocky Ripple Russellville Shirley‡ Spring Hill Spring Lake Stilesville Summitville Ulen Wilkinson Williams Creek Woodlawn Heights Wynnedale

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Winter

1990: Las Leñas

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Joe Hogsett (Indianapolis) Tom Henry (Fort Wayne) Lloyd Winnecke (Evansville) Pete Buttigieg (South Bend)

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