Indy has 51 sq. meters of park per person, while Fishers has only 4.3 sq. meters per person. In some neighborhoods, properties close to parks are worth more, in some they are worth less. On average, property near parks is worth $5K less than others in that neighborhood.
Indianapolis and Anderson were the region’s urban centers in 1970. Three-quarters of the population lived in those counties. Now, just over half the population live there, and Hamilton County is the second largest urban center.
In 1970, half of the region’s Black population lived in 12 square miles north of downtown Indianapolis. As Black residents moved into ’60s suburban communities, 120,000 White residents left the city’s core for newer suburbs.
This week, Health Affairs reports on high child mortality in the US, NPR dives into the contract workforce, and NASA offers a very cool population estimator.