About Our Town
Since its founding, Zionsville has grown to become one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. This is due to the small-town character it maintains, highlighted by development along the Brick Street and a high quality of living. Throughout the years, Zionsville has maintained an intriguing blend of modern and rustic, with lots of new shops and stores set up in historic buildings.
Located a mere 20 minutes north from the major metropolitan amenities of Indianapolis, today Zionsville enjoys one of the most enviable lifestyles of any town in Indiana. A visit to Zionsville includes shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques and stores, visiting a variety of art galleries of nationally known artists and dining choices to fit every taste and every budget at one of our locally-owned restaurants.
Zionsville has utilized a mayor-council government since 2015. The current mayor, Emily Styron, was elected in 2019.
(from SullivanMunce Cultural Center)
Zionsville is named for William Zion, a Lebanon, Indiana businessman who never lived in or owned property in Zionsville (Lyons, Remembering Zionsville, 11).
Zion was a member of the board of directors of The Lafayette and Indianapolis Railroad (later called the Big Four). He founded Hazelrigg Station around 1851 but felt that the railroad needed another station between newly-founded Whitestown and the Boone-Marion county line. Zion hoped that the new station might be located midway between Lebanon and Indianapolis (Birth Certificates 21). The large property of Elijah and Mary Cross was in the ideal location.
Zionsville residents take great pride in our continually award-winning Zionsville Community School System. The combination of teachers, parents and the support of the entire community have kept our school system recognized as one of the very best in Indiana.
- Four Star School designation by Indiana Department of Education
- National Blue Ribbon School award in 2004 (Zionsville Community High School), 2016 (Union Elementary), 2017 (Pleasant View Elementary) and 2020 (Boone Meadow)
- Number of Schools: 8 (new elementary school opening in August 2022)
- ZCHS has one of the highest GQE scores in the state
For 20 years, the Town of Zionsville has been named by the community for their commitment to urban forestry. The Town of as a Tree City USAZionsville has met all four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
|Zionsville By The Numbers
||2010 Census (*Other Census figures noted)
||30,603 (2021 Census estimate)
|County population estimate
||67,843 (2019 Census)
|Population younger than 5 years||6.1%|
|Population younger than 18 years
|Population 65 years and older||11.6%|
|Median home value
|Median household income (in 2019 dollars)
|Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars)
|Education - bachelor's degree
||69% with bachelor degree or higher (2015-2019)
|Education - high school graduate
||97.6% high school graduate or higher (2015-2019)
|Race - White alone||90.7%|