Zionsville, Indiana

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Zionsville, Indiana
Town
Looking north along Main Street, 2008
Looking north along Main Street, 2008
Location of Zionsville in Boone County, Indiana.
Location of Zionsville in Boone County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°57′11″N 86°16′10″W / 39.95306°N 86.26944°W / 39.95306; -86.26944Coordinates: 39°57′11″N 86°16′10″W / 39.95306°N 86.26944°W / 39.95306; -86.26944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Township Eagle, Union, Perry
Area[1]
 • Total 53.63 sq mi (138.91 km2)
 • Land 53.51 sq mi (138.58 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.32 km2)
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 14,160
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 26,784
 • Density 500.56/sq mi (193.27/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46077
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-86372
GNIS feature ID 0446483[4]
Website zionsville-in.gov
[5][6]

Zionsville is a suburban town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, United States, northwest of Indianapolis. The population was 14,160 at the 2010 census,[7] and grew to 26,784 in the Census 2016 estimates.[3]

Zionsville promotes itself as a tourist attraction, centered around its village-styled downtown area. This area primarily consists of Main Street, paved entirely in brick, which is lined with small retail stores and restaurants.

History[edit]

Historical marker near the corner of Main and Cedar streets.

Zionsville was laid out in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point.[8] It was named for William Zion, a pioneer settler.[9]

Abraham Lincoln made a whistle-stop speech in Zionsville in 1861 when traveling to his inauguration.[10]

Town Hall (Castle Hall) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[11]

Geography[edit]

Zionsville is located at 39°57′11″N 86°16′10″W / 39.95306°N 86.26944°W / 39.95306; -86.26944 (39.953092, -86.269462),[12] 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 10.26 square miles (26.57 km2) (or 99.63%) is land and 0.038 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.37%) is water.[13]

In 2010, Zionsville annexed 39.5 square miles (102.30 km2) of land in Eagle and Union townships. This increased the area of the town to 49.7 square miles (128.72 km2) and added 9,159 residents as of 2013.[14][15] In 2014, Zionsville gained an additional 3.9 square miles (10.10 km2) 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).[16]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Zionsville 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 for it to not be considered arid or semi-arid.[17]

Transportation[edit]

Highways

Airports
The Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ) is located approximately five nautical miles (5.8 mi, 9.3 km) north of Zionsville's downtown area and acts as a reliever airport for Indianapolis International Airport.

Railroads and Trails
The Lafayette and Indianapolis Railroad line traversing Zionsville was owned and operated by a number of companies from its inception in 1852 until it was abandoned in 1976.[18][19] In the 1990s, Zionsville re-purposed portions of the former railroad line as a shared use path. It is currently known as Big-4 Rail Trail.[20]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 365
1870 956 161.9%
1880 855 −10.6%
1890 825 −3.5%
1900 765 −7.3%
1910 840 9.8%
1920 957 13.9%
1930 1,131 18.2%
1940 1,314 16.2%
1950 1,536 16.9%
1960 1,822 18.6%
1970 1,857 1.9%
1980 3,948 112.6%
1990 5,281 33.8%
2000 8,775 66.2%
2010 14,160 61.4%
Est. 2016 26,784 [3] 89.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[21]
2013 Estimate[22]

According to the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the town was $108,420, and the per capita income was $48,692. 3.0% of the population were estimated to be below the poverty line. The median value of owner-occupied housing units in the town was $355,800.[23]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 14,160 people, 5,129 households, and 3,872 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,380.1 inhabitants per square mile (532.9/km2). There were 5,539 housing units at an average density of 539.9 per square mile (208.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.0% White, 1.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 5,129 households of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,775 people, 3,063 households, and 2,407 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,512.9 people per square mile (584.1/km²). There were 3,169 housing units at an average density of 546.4 per square mile (211.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.78% White, 0.33% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 3,063 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $81,770, and the median income for a family was $95,359. Males had a median income of $62,334 versus $35,823 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,049.

Cultural features[edit]

Gazebo at the site of the town's first railroad depot. Located in Lincoln Park.

Festivals[edit]

One of Zionsville's seasonal attractions, the July Fourth fireworks show hosted by the local Lion's Club, brings in people from across Indiana. Unlike many of the Independence Day celebrations in major cities, the Zionsville 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 from Zionsville and surrounding communities, and the Middle and High School marching bands. There is also a festival at the Lion's Park with attractions like rides, games, and food. It lasts for one weekend in September.[24]

Camps[edit]

Zionsville contains the Goldman Union Camp Institute (or GUCI), a Jewish camp that is part of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism).

Education[edit]

Zionsville Community Schools, which encompasses an area in Eagle and Union townships extending beyond Zionsville town limits, enjoys a very strong reputation. For the past half decade, it has been ranked among the top five public school corporations in Indiana by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Zionsville schools have rivalries with schools in neighboring Carmel, Lebanon, and Pike Township in Indianapolis.[25] The superintendent of schools is Scott Robison, who joined the district in 2006.[26]

List of schools - Zionsville Community School Corporation

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Town of Zionsville
  6. ^ (PDF) http://www.zionsvillechamber.org/documents/annual_report_rev0609_LR.pdf. Retrieved August 23, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana. Carlon & Hollenbeck. 1887. p. 49. 
  9. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The origin of certain place names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 334. 
  10. ^ O'Guinn, Helen W. (1 September 2004). Indianapolis: Getaways about Two Hours Away. Globe Pequot Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-7627-2974-6. 
  11. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  14. ^ Cohen, Darryl T. "Population Trends in Incorporated Places: 2000 to 2013" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Smith, Scott. "Zionsville is model for Indiana in voluntary governmental consolidation". Indiana Economic Digest. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  16. ^ Rose, Rod. "Indiana Supreme Court upholds merger of Zionsville and Perry Township". Indiana Economic Digest. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  17. ^ Climate Summary for Zionsville, Indiana
  18. ^ http://www.abandonedrails.com/Lafayette_to_Indianapolis
  19. ^ https://www.in.gov/indot/files/Rail_STBFilings.pdf
  20. ^ https://www.indianapolismonthly.com/features/hot-on-the-trails-big-4-rail/
  21. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  23. ^ Zionsville (town) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  24. ^ http://zionsvillelions.com/events/fall-festival
  25. ^ http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/zionsville-eagles-(zionsville,in)/rival.htm
  26. ^ Leadership Team | Zionsville Community Schools
  27. ^ Murphy, Tom; Soldysko, Brian; Tarm, Michael; Cushman, Hannah (August 19, 2015). "Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn". Associated Press/Yahoo! News. 

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