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Zionsville, Indiana

  •   State: 
    Boone County
      County all: 
    Boone | Hamilton | Marion
      County FIPS: 
    18011 | 18057 | 18097
    39°57′11″N 86°16′10″W
      Area total: 
    67.34 sq mi (174.41 km²)
      Area land: 
    67.22 sq mi (174.09 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.32 km²)
    843 ft (257 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    455.29 residents per square mile of area (175.79/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Zionsville was laid out in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for William Zion, a pioneer settler. Abraham Lincoln made a whistle-stop speech in Zionsville in 1861 when traveling to his inauguration. Town Hall (Castle Hall) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The town is located at 39°5711N 86°1610W (39.953092, -86.269462), approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Downtown Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, Zionville has a total area of 10.298 square miles (26.67 km²), of which 10.26 square miles of land (or 99.63%) is land and 0.038 square mile (0.10 km²) (or 0.37%) is water. In 2014, the town gained an additional 3.9 sq mi of area as a result of annexing portions of Perry Township, bringing the current area of the town to 53.63 sq mi (138.90 km²). The town promotes itself as a tourist attraction, centered on its village-styled downtown area. The Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ) is located approximately five nautical miles (5.8 mi, 9.3 km) north of Zionsvile's downtown area and acts as a reliever airport for Indianapolis International Airport. In the 1990s, the city re-purposed portions of the former Lafayette and Indianapolis Railroad line as a shared use path.


Zionsville was laid out in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for William Zion, a pioneer settler. Abraham Lincoln made a whistle-stop speech in Zionsville in 1861 when traveling to his inauguration. Town Hall (Castle Hall) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is located on the Indiana Turnpike, which was built in 1854. The town has a population of 2,000. The city is home to the Indiana State Museum, which opened in 1855. It also has a museum of American Art, which dates back to the 18th century. It has a library, which is open to the public, and a theater, which has been open since the 1950s. The Town Hall is on the Ohio River, which runs through the town. It opened in 1861. The City of Zionville is located in the Ohio Valley, and was named after William Zion. The Zion River is a tributary of the Illinois River. It runs through Zion County, and the town's name is derived from Zion, the name of the first settler who arrived in the area in 1851. It's also known as the "Zion River" or "Zions River" for its scenic beauty. The community's name comes from the Zions River, a river that flows through the center of the town, and its name means "zion" in German. The village was named in honor of Zion, who was a pioneer in the region.


Zionsville is located at 39°5711N 86°1610W (39.953092, -86.269462), approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Downtown Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, Zionsville has a total area of 10.298 square miles (26.67 km²), of which 99.63% is land and 0.038 sq miles (0.10 km²) (or 0.37%) is water. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters. The town has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. Its inclusion in this climatic type is because of its four distinct seasons, large ranges between high summer temperatures and low winter temperatures, and enough precipitation to exclude arid or semi-arid classification. In 2014, Zionville gained an additional 3.9 square miles of area as a result of annexing portions of Perry Township, bringing the current area of the town to 53.63 square miles [138.90 km²] The town's population was 9,159 as of the 2013 U.S. Census. The city is located on the Indiana Turnpike, which runs from the Ohio River to the Indiana-Illinois border. It has a population of 7,816. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in the town of Zion, which is on the edge of the Indiana/Illinois state line.


The Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ) is located approximately five nautical miles (5.8 mi, 9.3 km) north of Zionsville. It acts as a reliever airport for Indianapolis International Airport. The Rail Trail links various parks, and points of interest throughout the city, including Heritage Park, Starkey Park, and Mulberry Park. It is currently undergoing construction to expand its south end. It was originally built in 1852, but was abandoned in 1976. It has been re-purposed as part of the Big-4 Rail Trail, which runs through the city's downtown area. The trail is currently under construction to make it more accessible to the public. It will be completed by the end of the year, and is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2015 Indy 500. It's located on the former Lafayette and Indianapolis Railroad, which was built between 1852 and 1976. The railroad is now owned and operated by the city of Indianapolis. It runs along a former rail line that was built in the early 20th century. The rail line was abandoned after the city bought it in the mid-20th century, and has since been converted into a public park. The park is located in the heart of the city and is within walking distance of the downtown Indianapolis area, as well as several other parks, including the University of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Museum of Nature and Science. The city also has a number of other parks in the area that are open to visitors.


According to the 2016-2020 American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the town was $137,265, and the per capita income was $66,898. 3.8% of the population were estimated to be below the poverty line. The median value of owner-occupied housing units in the city was $406,800. As of the census of 2020, there were 30,693 people, 10,061 households, and 5,539 housing units. The racial makeup of the town is 91.4% White, 1.4%, African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.3% Asian, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2%. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.06. The town has a population of 14,160, with 5,129 households and 3,872 families, as of the 2010 census. The population density was 1,380.1 inhabitants per square mile (532.9/km²) The town's median age is 39.6 years, with 31.6% of residents under the age of 18; 4.6%, 23.2%, 29.6%; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The city's population is 14,693, with 3,169 housing units at an average density of 546.4 per squaremile (211.0/ km²).


Zionsville has utilized a mayor-council government since 2015. The current mayor, Emily Styron, was elected in 2019. The Town Council consists of 7 Republican members. Zionsville is one of only two Indiana "towns" with a mayor. The town is located on the Indiana Turnpike, which connects to I-70. It has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the central part of the state, near the Indiana-Illinois state line. The city is located near the junction of I-40 and I-65, which runs through the town's downtown area. It was founded in 1872. It's one of the first towns in the state to have a post-secondary school, which opened in 1876. It also was the first town in Indiana to have its own post- secondary school, opening in 1878. It became the first Indiana town to have an incorporated school in 1881. It had its first mayor in 1883, and its first town council member in 1894. In 1894, it was the second Indiana town, and the first in Indiana, to have two mayors in one year. It now has seven members of the Town Council. The mayor is elected every three years. The council has a majority of Republican members, including seven members from the Republican Party. It currently has a mayor and a town council of 7 members, all of whom are Republican. The population is about 1,400.

Cultural features

The Sullivan Munce Cultural Center is an art center, genealogy center, and museum in Zionsville. Every year, the Ghost Walk is a tour through the town telling stories of the town's history. The July Fourth fireworks show has no music integrated into the performance, although there are concerts before the display. There is also the Fall Festival which has a parade featuring sports teams, organizations, and the Middle and High School marching bands.Zionsville contains the Goldman Union Camp Institute (or GUCI), a Jewish camp that is part of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism). It is located on the Indiana Turnpike, near the Indiana-Illinois border. The town is home to the Indiana State Museum, which is open to the public. It is also home to a number of other museums, including the Indiana History Museum and the Indiana Museum of Art and Science, which features a collection of artifacts from the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State University. It also has a museum of art and culture called the Indiana Art and Culture Museum. It was opened by the state legislature in the early 1900s. The museum is located in the former home of the former Indiana State School for the Arts, which was built in the late 1800s. It has since been moved to its current location in the center of the city. It opened in the mid-1930s and is now home to an art museum and a genealogy museum. The city is also a popular tourist destination for people from across Indiana.


Zionsville Community Schools has been ranked among the top five public school corporations in Indiana for the past half decade. Zionsville schools have rivalries with schools in neighboring Carmel, Lebanon, and Pike Township in Indianapolis. The superintendent of schools is Scott Robison, who joined the district in 2006. The town has a lending library, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. The district has a high school, a middle school, and an elementary school. It also has a middle and elementary school, as well as a junior high and high school. The high school is located in the town's downtown area. The middle and high schools are located in Eagle and Union townships, extending beyond the town limits. The elementary and junior high school campuses are in the towns of Eagle, Union, and Boone Meadow. The school district also has an elementary and middle school in the city of Zionville, Indiana, which is in the northern part of the state. It has a junior and senior high school in Zion County, Indiana. The community high school has a senior high and a junior college. The public high school was founded in the 1950s. It was the first high school to open in the state of Indiana. It is now one of the top schools in the country. It opened its doors in the 1960s. In the 1990s, the school district added an additional middle school and a senior middle school. In 2000, the high school added a middle/junior high/high school.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana = 50.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 25. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Zionsville = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 30,603 individuals with a median age of 36.8 age the population grows by 20.45% in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 455.29 residents per square mile of area (175.79/km²). There are average 2.84 people per household in the 3,646 households with an average household income of $93,459 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% of the available work force and has dropped -6.29% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.42%. The number of physicians in Zionsville per 100,000 population = 482.7.


The annual rainfall in Zionsville = 39.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 22.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 115. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 187. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana which are owned by the occupant = 78.07%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $255,520 and home appreciation of -5.22%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,595 per student. There are 17.3 students for each teacher in the school, 495 students for each Librarian and 354 students for each Counselor. 4.91% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 35.90% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 23.66% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Zionsville's population in Boone County, Indiana of 9,036 residents in 1900 has increased 3,39-fold to 30,603 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.50% female residents and 48.50% male residents live in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.

    As of 2020 in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana are married and the remaining 29.30% are single population.

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

    89.33% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 3.46% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.30% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.34% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana, 78.07% are owner-occupied homes, another 17.75% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.18% are vacant.

  • The 45.31% of the population in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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