Carmel, Indiana Population 2021

104,918
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Carmel is a city located in Hamilton County Indiana. With a 2020 population of 104,918, it is the 4th largest city in Indiana (after Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Evansville) and the 299th largest city in the United States . Carmel is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 32.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 79,191 in 2010. Carmel reached it's highest population of 104,918 in 2021. Spanning over 50 miles, Carmel has a population density of 2,139 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carmel is $159,423 with a poverty rate of 3.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,207 per month, and the median house value is $333,200. The median age in Carmel is 39.4 years, 38.7 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Carmel Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carmel was:

  • White: 83.44%
  • Asian: 10.28%
  • Black or African American: 2.73%
  • Two or more races: 2.44%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Carmel, Indiana is 104,918 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 99,143.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 79,191.

Carmel, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20212,118,88022,1701.05%
20202,096,71022,1701.06%
20192,074,54022,1701.07%
20182,052,37024,7901.21%
20172,027,58020,8201.03%
20162,006,76020,6401.03%
20151,986,12015,1100.76%
20141,971,01017,4100.88%
20131,953,60023,9201.22%
20121,929,68018,9600.98%
20111,910,72018,0800.95%
20101,892,6400.00%

Carmel Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White81,32083.44%
Asian10,01810.28%
Black or African American2,6652.73%
Two or More Races2,3772.44%
Some Other Race5640.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native5000.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.02%
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Carmel Population by Race

Carmel Population Pyramid $2021

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Carmel Median Age

39.4


Total

38.7


Male

39.9


Female

Carmel Adults

There are 71,823 adults, (12,974 of whom are seniors) in Carmel.

Carmel Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Carmel Sex Ratio

Female

50,187

51.49%

Male

47,277

48.51%

Carmel Population by Age

Carmel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carmel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All75.6%24.4%
Male67.6%32.4%
Female59.7%40.3%
Non Family52.6%47.4%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carmel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,9542.6275.6
Married23,5513.1987.4
Non Family9,8501.252.6
Female2,6102.7459.7
Male9432.9667.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Carmel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2970.46%
9th to 12th Grade1,0781.66%
High School Graduate6,0199.26%
Some College8,23212.66%
Associates Degree3,4825.35%
Bachelors Degree26,31040.46%
Graduate Degree19,61430.16%
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Carmel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carmel Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White53,67752,76737,474
Asian6,6616,4725,765
Hispanic1,9491,6981,066
Black1,6981,692971
2+ Races752752505
Native American296296126
Other Race277197155
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.55%.

Carmel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,787$94,184$50,746
Less Than 9th Grade$21,622$24,696$14,926
High School Graduate$30,965$41,432$22,387
Some College$48,027$53,607$38,065
Bachelors Degree$71,914$96,909$50,144
Graduate Degree$105,849$128,949$77,987

$69,787

Average Earnings

$94,184

Average Male

$50,746

Average Female

Carmel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carmel Language by Age

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Carmel Language

86.94% of Carmel residents speak only English, while 13.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 6.85% of the population.

Carmel Language

Carmel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White77,8002,4893.20%
Asian10,0123323.32%
Black2,5782329.00%
Hispanic3,5452316.52%
Multiple2,3751054.42%
Other54910118.40%

3.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.96%

Male Poverty Rate

4.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carmel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carmel is Other, with 18.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carmel is White, with 3.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.18%.

Carmel Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School11.17%
Some College4.09%
Less Than 9th Grade2.50%
Bachelors or Greater1.96%

Carmel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.58%
Male Unemployed10.48%
Female Employed2.61%
Male Employed1.71%

Carmel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carmel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$112,765$159,423
Families$139,717$187,096
Married Families$153,029-
Non Families$60,312$80,728
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Income by Household Type

Carmel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.4%

Male Marriage Rate

59.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Carmel Married by Age and Sex

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Carmel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Carmel Marital Status by Race

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Carmel Marital Status

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3,558

Number of Veterans

3,343

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,104
First Gulf War780
Korea458
Second Gulf War451
World War II204

Carmel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,234
65 to 74895
35 to 54816
55 to 64437
18 to 34176

Carmel Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2155.28%
Asian1682.30%
Black1035.74%
2+ Races534.65%
Hispanic492.25%
Native American195.94%

Carmel Veterans by Race

Carmel Veterans by Education

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2.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carmel Veterans by Education

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71.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.5%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Carmel Employment by Age

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Carmel Employment by Race

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Carmel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.91%

Born in Carmel

87.80%

Native Born

12.20%

Foreign Born

5.21%

Non Citizen

7.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.80% of Carmel residents were born in the United States, with 51.91% having been born in Indiana. 5.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carmel Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021104,9181,9251.87%
2020102,9931,9251.90%
2019101,0681,9251.94%
201899,1431,7431.79%
201797,4001,2861.34%
201696,1143,1163.35%
201592,9981,4291.56%
201491,5696220.68%
201390,9472,3812.69%
201288,5662,0582.38%
201186,5082,0002.37%
201084,50846,7758.40%
200037,73312,3534.05%
199025,3807,1083.34%
198018,27211,70410.77%
19706,5685,16816.72%
19601,4006002.84%
19408003001.18%
19005000.00%

Carmel Population by Year