Lafayette Sagamore Pkwy1025 Sagamore Parkway South
Lafayette, IN 47905
Moving to Indiana?
So you’ve decided to make Indiana your new home. You’ve made a fabulous choice! The Hoosier State has a lot to offer -- a thriving sports scene, excellent opportunities for higher education, and Midwest culture at its finest. It’s home to the Indy 500, but that’s not the only excitement you’ll find here in the heart of the Heartland.
You might think of Indiana as flyover country, but take a closer look and you’ll realize it earns its name as the Crossroads of America. Indiana has more interstate highway per square mile than any other state in the US. It’s a hub for transportation, manufactured goods, and agricultural products on their way across the nation. It’s also home to the first city ever to be lit by electricity -- Wabash, in 1880 -- and the first professional baseball game to be played in the US (Fort Wayne, 1871).
The weather in Indiana can have a mind of its own. Prepare for humid summers with thunderstorms and tornadoes, and cold and snowy winters. In between those extremes, though, you’ll find the mild Midwest climate allows for tons of outdoor fun.
Median Age: 37.4 years
Median Household Income: $54,181
Diversity (approximate): White: 84%; Black or African American: 9%; Asian: 1.6%
Annual High Temperature: 62.1F
Annual Low Temperature: 41.3F
Average Temperature: 51.7F
Annual Average Precipitation -- rainfall: 40.6”
Days Per Year with Precipitation -- rainfall: 122
Median Property Value: $148,700
Top Cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Bloomington
Jobs and Commutes
Major Industries: Agriculture, education, pharmaceuticals, steel, property management
Major Employers: Indiana University , Purdue University, Eli Lily, Cummins, Anthem, State of Indiana
Average Commute: 22.5 minutes, with longer commutes in Indianapolis
Main Roadways: I-64, I-65, I-74, I-80
Public Transportation: Trains, busses, rapid rail in larger cities
Things to Do
Take in a Pacers game
Cheer at the Indy 500
Attend a college football game
Visit a museum
Go to a state park
Kayak or swim in a lake
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