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, and grew to 26,784 in the Census 2016 estimates.
Looking north along Main Street, 2008
Location of Zionsville in Boone County, Indiana.
|Townships||Eagle, Union, Perry|
|• 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)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||500.56/sq mi (193.27/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0446483|
Zionsville promotes itself as a tourist attraction, centered on its village-styled downtown area. This area consists primarily of Main Street, paved entirely in brick, which is lined with small retail stores and restaurants.
Zionsville is located at  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.(39.953092, -86.269462),
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. 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).
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.
- Interstate 65
- Interstate 465
- Interstate 865
- US 52 - concurrent with Interstate 65, 465, and 865
- US 421
- State Road 32
- State Road 267
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. 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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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.
As of the census 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.
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.
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.
Zionsville contains the Goldman Union Camp Institute (or GUCI), a Jewish camp that is part of the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism).
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. The superintendent of schools is Scott Robison, who joined the district in 2006.
- List of schools - Zionsville Community School Corporation
- Zionsville Community High School, 1000 Mulberry Street, Zionsville, IN 46077
- Zionsville Middle School, 900 N. Ford Road, Zionsville, IN 46077
- Zionsville West Middle School, 5565 South 700 East, Whitestown, IN 46075
- Eagle Elementary School, 350 N. Sixth Street Zionsville, IN 46077
- Pleasant View Elementary School, 4700 S. 975 E., Zionsville, IN 46077
- Stonegate Elementary School, 7312 West Stonegate Drive, Zionsville, IN 46077
- Union Elementary School, 11750 E. 300 S., Zionsville, IN 46077
- Boone Meadow Elementary School, 5555 S. Main St, Whitestown, IN 46075
The town has a lending library, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.
- Albert Barnes Anderson, Federal judge
- Mark Baltz, NFL official
- Jeff Belskus, CEO of Hulman & Company and President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Brandon Bernstein, American drag racer
- Antoine Bethea, former Indianapolis Colts/current Arizona Cardinals safety
- Gary Brackett, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker
- Dallas Clark, former Indianapolis Colts tight end
- Tom Carnegie, former announcer of the Indianapolis 500
- Austin Collie, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver
- Austin Croshere, former NBA player
- Dan Dakich, former Bowling Green State University basketball coach and radio/TV personality
- Ryan Diem, former Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle
- Jared Fogle, former Subway spokesman
- Danny Granger, former Indiana Pacers/current Miami Heat small forward
- Arthur G. Hansen, former president of Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University, former Chancellor of Texas A&M University System
- Grace Hartzel, fashion model
- John-Michael Liles, Carolina Hurricanes NHL defenseman
- Tom Mastny, Cleveland Indians pitcher
- Derrick McKey, former NBA player
- Rob Morris, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker
- Nancy Noel, artist
- Chuck Pagano, former Indianapolis Colts head coach
- Metta World Peace, former Indiana Pacers Forward
- Kendall Phillips, Country music singer
- Jerraud Powers, former Indianapolis Colts defensive back
- Jacob Tamme, former Indianapolis Colts tight end/current Denver Broncos tight end
- Jeff Saturday, former Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers center
- David Shumate, Poet
- Hunter Smith, former Indianapolis Colts punter
- Rik Smits, former Indiana Pacers center
- John Stehr, WTHR anchorman
- Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head basketball coach
- Hardress Nathaniel Swaim, Federal judge
- Jack Trudeau, former NFL quarterback
- Kelly Williamson, Triathlete
- Todd Witsken, Professional tennis player
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