Quick Facts

About Fishers

The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named #1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city through its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies, and innovative city processes. 

With a population of 91,832 (2017), Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety.

Fishers Flag

The Fishers Flag is comprised of three colors: "Kelly" Green, "Holland" Blue, and "Weaver" White. The green represents Fishers green fields. The blue represents the skies, White River, and Geist Reservoir. The white represents the crossroads of 116th Street and Interstate 69. The angled bar moving upward to the right reflects growth, and the two gold triangles represent balances that symbolize a balanced and fair approach to governance.


Fishers Details

Racial Composition

  • White (non-Hispanic): 85.6%
  • Hispanic: 3.4%
  • Black or African American: 5.4%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Other: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%

Time Zone

  • Eastern (with DST adjustments in the Spring and Fall)

 Population Information (2017)

  • Population: 91,832
  • Median age: 31 years

Residential Statistics

Household Information (2010)

  • Average household size: 2.91
  • Total number of housing units: 28,511
  • Occupied housing units: 27,218
  • Vacant housing units: 1,293

Income Information (2010)

  • Median household income (in dollars): 75,638
  • Median family income (in dollars): 81,971
  • Per capita income (in dollars): 39,891







  • #11 of 20 Safest Cities in America, Asbury Park Press


  • #3 Safest Places in Indiana (Movoto Real Estate)
  • #2 on Movoto Real Estates list of Happiest Suburbs in the Nation
  • #1 on Kelly School of Business' Fastest Growing Communities
  • Hamilton County selected as Healthiest County in Indiana by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Outstanding Plan of the Year for the Community Art Master Plan by the American Planning Association Indiana Chapter
  • One of Top 10 Safest Cities In America (Movoto Real Estate)
  • Ranked 36th of the 100 Safest Cities in America (Location Inc. - NeighborhoodScout.com)
  • #6 Best Place in Indiana for Home Ownership (NerdWallet.com)
  • National Association of Government Web Professionals Members Choice Award - Fishers Website
  • Model School Resource Officer Agency award, National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)


  • IACT Community Achievement Award for Launch Fishers
  • 19th Safest City in America (Location, Inc.)


  • Top 100 Best Places to Live in America (#12 Ranking) - Money Magazine
  • Forbes 11th Best Place to Move
  • Family Circle Names Fishers one of the 10 Best Towns for Families
  • Named a "Playful City USA" Community by KaBOOM!
  • Named Safest City in the Nation by CQ Press in their City Crime Rankings 2011 - 2012: Crime in Metropolitan America report


  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Green Community
  • #1 Top 10 Cities for Families in U.S. - The Learning Channel (TLC)
  • Certificate of Excellence from the Center for Performance Measurement (ICMA)
  • Top 100 Places to Live - Relocate America
  • Top 25 Suburbs for Retirement - Forbes.com


  • #1 Best Affordable Suburb in U.S.- BusinessWeek.com
  • #2 Best Under-rated Golf Community in U.S. - Livability.com
  • Healthiest County in Indiana - Community Health Network
  • Top 100 Places to Live in 2010 - RelocateAmerica
  • Top 100 Best Places to Live in America (#8 Ranking) - Money Magazine
  • IPEP Award for Workplace Safety
  • International City / County Management Association (ICMA) Center Voice of the People Award of Excellence
  • International City / County Management Association (ICMA) Center of Performance Measurement Certificate of Distinction