Carmel, Indiana is a city that is nationally known for its roundabouts and its high quality of life. But what is the racial makeup of this city? According to the most recent 5-year census estimated average, Carmel's population is more than 10% Asian and 2.7% Black. Native Americans have the highest high school graduation rate at 107%, while Asians have the highest rate of bachelor's degrees at 86.23%.The map of Carmel shows that areas in green are more diverse, while areas in red are much less diverse. Diversity in this case means a mix of people of different races and ethnicities living close to each other.
For example, all-black or all-white areas of the city would be considered to lack diversity. Carmel has received some negative publicity regarding the treatment of minorities, including two lawsuits alleging racial profiling. To address this issue, Carmel Against Racial Injustice has plans to make the city a better place for everyone. However, in the Carmel Clay School District, only 10 out of more than 1,000 teachers are Black. Many Black Carmel residents IndyStar spoke to recognize that the city's lack of diversity is a problem and that many people they encounter in the city have an outdated view of minorities. They also noted that there hasn't been enough education about Black history in their children's schools, and that many parents are more comfortable sending their Black children to private school rather than keeping them in the Carmel public school. The daytime population of Blacks is likely higher than the number of people living in Carmel.
Of the adult population aged 25 and over, 97.9% have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 70.6% have a bachelor's degree, and 30.2% have a graduate or professional degree. Carmel is located from 10th Street near downtown Indianapolis through Broad Ripple and then crosses Carmel on 96th Street and continues north on 146th Street to Westfield and Sheridan. It is an ideal starting point for research on Carmel and the rest of Indiana.