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Meridian Hills, Indiana
Meridian Hills is a town located in Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 712. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov, losing governmental powers thereto. It is legally part of Indianapolis, according to Indiana Code 36-3-1-4 sec. 4(a)(2), which states that the territory of a consolidated city (Indianpolis/Unigov) shall include "all other territory in the county except territory of an excluded city." While it is claimed that these "included towns" retain town status as defined by the state constitution, the current constitution of the state of Indiana does not define town status.
Meridian Hills is located at 39°53'3" North, 86°9'23" West (39.884040, -86.156487).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,713 people, 657 households, and 509 families residing in the town. The population density is 446.9/km² (1,154.3/mi²). There are 677 housing units at an average density of 176.6/km² (456.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.02% White, 1.58% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 657 households out of which 33.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% are married couples living together, 4.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% are non-families. 19.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.01.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $107,009, and the median income for a family is $114,458. Males have a median income of $79,557 versus $56,304 for females. The per capita income for the town is $59,829. 0.2% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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