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Meridian Hills, Indiana
Meridian Hills historical marker.jpg
Location of Meridian Hills in Marion County, Indiana.
Location of Meridian Hills in Marion County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°53′3″N 86°9′23″W / 39.88417°N 86.15639°W / 39.88417; -86.15639Coordinates: 39°53′3″N 86°9′23″W / 39.88417°N 86.15639°W / 39.88417; -86.15639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.82 km2)
 • Land 1.48 sq mi (3.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
791 ft (241 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,616
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,715
 • Density 1,162.71/sq mi (449.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 18-48456
GNIS feature ID 0439019
Website http://www.meridianhills.org/

Meridian Hills is a community in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana, about six and a half miles north of downtown Indianapolis and slightly southwest of the neighboring community of Williams Creek. It had a population of 1,616 at the 2010 census.

History

Residential construction began in the town in the early 1920s and Meridian Hills Country Club opened in 1923; however, the town did not incorporate until 1937. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is part of Indianapolis, while still retaining a town government under IC 36-3-2-5. The town has the authority to levy taxes and pass ordinances, as well as appointing town police officers.

Meridian Hills remains a wooded residential enclave for the wealthy and upper-middle class.

Geography

Meridian Hills is located at 39°53′03″N 86°09′23″W / 39.884040°N 86.156487°W / 39.884040; -86.156487 (39.884040, -86.156487) along the White River.

According to the 2010 census, Meridian Hills has a total area of 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 708
1960 1,807 155.2%
1970 1,850 2.4%
1980 1,801 −2.6%
1990 1,728 −4.1%
2000 1,713 −0.9%
2010 1,616 −5.7%
2019 (est.) 1,715 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,616 people, 644 households, and 477 families living in the town. The population density was 1,091.9 inhabitants per square mile (421.6/km2). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 462.2 per square mile (178.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 1.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 644 households, of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the town was 47.8 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

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