Where In The World?
In honor of the conclusion of NCAA March Madness, let’s teach ourselves a little bit about Indianapolis, Indiana, the home of the final game.
- Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana, a state which, true to its motto, “Cross Roads of America,” has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state.
- The city of Indianapolis has a population of 876,804, and is the 13th largest city in the United States.
- Indianapolis is 3,863 square miles.
- The total labor force in Indiana is 923,779 people, while 5.2% of Indianapolis’ people are unemployed.
- The average single-family home in Indianapolis costs $136,800
- 6,311 people in Indianapolis are employed by FedEx, and 14,000 are employed by the pharmaceutical manufacturing company Eli Lilly and Company.
- Indianapolis is home to the two largest, single-day sporting events in the world and the largest drag racing event in the world (the Indianapolis 500, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the NHRA U.S. Nationals, respectively).
- The largest children’s museum in the world lives in Indianapolis.
- The largest clock in North America—which measures 26.5 feet tall and contains 70 gallons of water—lives in the same children’s museum.
- Indianapolis has one of the largest Kiwanis clubs in the world.
- Steve McQueen, Eli Lilly, David Letterman, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Benjamin Harrison and Jane Pauley have all lived in Indianapolis.