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Our Changing City, Block by Block

Our Changing City, Block by Block

From suburban growth to revitalization and displacement, regional change is driven by block-to-block changes. These maps are the most detailed information available from the 2020 census.

In Christian Park, a Postwar Neighborhood Experiences 21st Century Changes

In Christian Park, a Postwar Neighborhood Experiences 21st Century Changes

Christian Park was subdivided in the 1920s, but mostly built after World War II. Once an all-white neighborhood with high home ownership, the area has become part of a Latino community on the southeast side, and home ownership has fallen.

Mapping Bands of Urban and Suburban Development

Mapping Bands of Urban and Suburban Development

Using the age of housing stock in each neighborhood, we have created "development bands," which group areas by the time period in which they were primarily built.

What Can the Opportunity Atlas Tell Us About Indianapolis?

What Can the Opportunity Atlas Tell Us About Indianapolis?

The newly released Opportunity Atlas shows that children born in different neighborhoods can have vastly different outcomes. Children born in Indianapolis urban core have lower household incomes than those born in northern suburbs.

In Neighborhoods North of Speedway, Diversity Among Highest in Indy

In Neighborhoods North of Speedway, Diversity Among Highest in Indy

Though they developed as all-white suburbs between 1940 and 1970, the neighborhoods near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are some of the densest and most diverse in Indianapolis.

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Where Schools Are Changing

Where Schools Are Changing

Regionally, schools are becoming more racially diverse, have a growing share of low-income students, and have increasing graduation rates. Low-income student population is falling in central Indianapolis and growing in Marion County’s townships, pointing to a growing number of low-income families living in first-ring suburbs. Schools experiencing similar change tend to be grouped geographically, with rapidly changing schools in more urban areas, and those holding steady in racial and income change located in more suburban and rural areas.

Neighborhood Change 1970-2016

Neighborhood Change 1970-2016

Suburbanization and white flight trasnformed neighborhoods in the 1970s. Gentrification has reversed those trends in some neighborhoods, but still half of Indy residents live in neighborhoods with significant economic declines.

West Indianapolis

West Indianapolis

Read the Report The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Sustainable Communities Initiatives supports community-driven ...

Southeast Neighborhood

Southeast Neighborhood

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Near Westside Neighborhood

Near Westside Neighborhood

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Case Studies
WFYI’s new series, “INTERSECTIONS features powerful visualizations by SAVI

WFYI’s new series, “INTERSECTIONS features powerful visualizations by SAVI

WFYI has launced a new multimedia series, "Intersections" that explores the complex issues that intersect some of Indy's most ...

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