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Town of Crows Nest, Indiana
The former home of Eli Lilly is located in Crows Nest.
The former home of Eli Lilly is located in Crows Nest.
Location of Crows Nest in Marion County, Indiana.
Location of Crows Nest in Marion County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Township Washington
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
774 ft (236 m)
 • Total 67
 • Density 156.18/sq mi (60.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
FIPS code 18-16156
GNIS feature ID 0433220
Town of Crows Nest Historic District
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Location Roughly bounded by Kessler Blvd., White R., and Questover Circle, Indianapolis
Area 65 acres (26 ha)
Architect Burns and James, Robert Frost Daggett, et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, et al.
NRHP reference No. 00000305
Added to NRHP April 13, 2000

The Town of Crows Nest is located in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana, approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of downtown Indianapolis. The town is adjacent to the neighboring community of North Crows Nest. It includes two streets: Sunset Lane south of Kessler Boulevard and Questover Circle. The population was 73 at the 2010 census. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is part of Indianapolis, but retains a functioning town government under IC 36-3-1-11.


Crows Nest was founded in 1927, and supposedly named from crows nesting nearby.


Crows Nest is located at 39°51′8″N 86°10′22″W / 39.85222°N 86.17278°W / 39.85222; -86.17278 (39.852208, -86.172811).

According to the 2010 census, Crows Nest has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 79
1940 112 41.8%
1950 86 −23.2%
1960 122 41.9%
1970 100 −18.0%
1980 106 6.0%
1990 114 7.5%
2000 96 −15.8%
2010 73 −24.0%
2020 67 −8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 73 people, 34 households, and 28 families living in the town. The population density was 169.8 inhabitants per square mile (65.6/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 88.4 per square mile (34.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.3% White and 2.7% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 34 households, of which 5.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.32.

The median age in the town was 60.3 years. 4.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.6% were from 25 to 44; 53.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.

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