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Carmel, Indiana
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Welcome to Carmel ...

The city of Carmel is located in Hamilton County.

When the people of Carmel refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carmelite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Carmel has a population of 91,065 people<2> (see below for details).

Carmel is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Carmel lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carmel is within the boundaries of the (317) area code.

The ZIP codes for Carmel: 46032-46033, 46082<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carmel had a population of 79,191 people (which is 28.84% of the total population of Hamilton County). This makes Carmel the county's most populous community.

The population of Carmel represents 1.22% of the population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 79,191 people, the population of Carmel increased 109.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 37,733 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Carmel had an population of 91,065 people. This is an increase of 14.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 141.34% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carmel.

Communities near Carmel ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Avon   [Map]   16,960   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Beech Grove   [Map]   14,740   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brownsburg   [Map]   25,408   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fishers   [Map]   90,127   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Indianapolis   [Map]   855,164   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   47,866   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Carmel.

Communities Also Named Carmel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Indiana communities named Carmel: This one is located in Hamilton County and the other is located in LaPorte County.

Beyond Indiana, there are 26 communities that are also named Carmel - they are located in Arkansas (2), Georgia, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario (3), Quebec, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carmel.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carmel. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carmel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carmel.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carmel:

Websites for Carmel ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carmel ...

Looking for more information about Carmel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carmel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Carmel.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Carmel. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Hamilton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Carmel refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Carmel may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carmel.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carmel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carmel). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carmel or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Carmel includes: 46032 & 46033.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Carmel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carmel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carmel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carmel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carmel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9709, Longitude: -86.1347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carmel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carmel.