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Stories and fact sheets about Fishers, IN.

Fishers, IN is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. According to livability.com, "In 1990, the then town of Fishers, IN, had a population of 9,000. By 2016, the city of Fishers (Fishers transitioned from a town to a city in 2015) boasted a population of more than 88,000 and claimed the title of fastest growing city in Indiana." Fishers is located in Hamilton County

While there are many reasons for the rapid growth of Fishers, its residents point to the fact that it is only 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis but has many of its own urban amenities. It has 24 parks, more than 60 sports fields, and more than 100 miles of trails and greenways for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. 

Fishers' cultural epicenter is the Nickel Plate District. The district's main attraction is an Amphitheater, which hosts a free summer concert series, movies in the park, and festivals throughout the year, including the Fishers Freedom Festival on Independence Day, the fall Boo Bash for Halloween, and the winter Frost Fest. 

 

 

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Demographics
Population
88,717
Median Age
35.4
Annual Population Growth
1.3%
Population
(30 min. from county seat)
1,410,132
Population with Associate’s Degree or Higher
75.2%
Foreign Born Population
8.9%
Location
County Seat
Hamilton
Land Area
Square Miles
35.8
Median Home Value
$251,700
Jobs
Labor Force
49,029
Unemployment Rate
(December 2019)
2.1%
Annual Employment Growth
1.6%
Labor Force
(30 min. from county seat)
740,726
Economy
Average Annual Wage
(Q3 2019)
$54,265
Average Annual Wage Increase
2.6%
Median Household Income
$105,042
Per Capita Income
$48,363
Average Commute Time in Minutes
27.1
Contact Fishers
Megan Baumgartner
Economic Development Director
baumgartnerm@fishers.in.us
317.595.3100

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