These Are The 10 Hardest Working Places In Indiana

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by Chris Kolmar
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America has been known as the land of opportunity for as long as I can remember. It’s the one place in the world where if you bare down and keep your nose to the grindstone, you can make a better life for your family and yourself.

And while everyone in Indiana works hard, there’s a certain part of the Hoosier State that takes the Puritan work ethic to the extreme — the hardest working places in Indiana .

Who’s the leader of this work around the clock ethos? That would be Westfield which takes top honors for the hardest working place in Indiana. People work so hard there they manage to make getting to work a job.

So what other places burn the midnight oil to bring home a large piece of bacon? You’re going to have to get to the office early and stay late on Fridays to beat out these places in Indiana for a promotion:

  1. Westfield
  2. Fishers
  3. Avon
  4. St. John
  5. Zionsville
  6. Carmel
  7. Noblesville
  8. Mccordsville
  9. Brownsburg
  10. Hunte

So listen up Connersville as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Hardest Working Places In The Hoosier State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2009-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of its kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for each State:

  • Average hours worked
  • Average commute time
  • Workers per household (Employed labor force divided by the number households)
  • Labor force participation rate
  • Adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you are spent the many years getting a degree, are actively seeking employment, work a ton of hours when employed, and spend forever getting to work, you get the Zippia hardworking stamp of approval.

After we got the data for all 119 places in Indiana, we ranked each place from 1 to 119 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “hardest working”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a hardworking index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest hard working index the “Hardest Working Place In Indiana”. And, at the end of the day, Westfield had its hard work pay off.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

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1. Westfield

Westfield, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,426College Graduates: 57.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.4
Workers Per Household: 1.5

2. Fishers

Fishers, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 81,060College Graduates: 61.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.0
Workers Per Household: 1.5

3. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 14,570College Graduates: 36.6%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.1
Workers Per Household: 1.6

4. St. John

St. John, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,456College Graduates: 39.1%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.6
Workers Per Household: 1.5

5. Zionsville


Population: 24,559 College Graduates: 68.9%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 40.1
Workers Per Household: 1.4

6. Carmel

Carmel, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,474College Graduates: 68.8%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.8
Workers Per Household: 1.5

7. Noblesville

Noblesville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,576College Graduates: 45.7%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 38.9
Workers Per Household: 1.5

8. Mccordsville


Population: 5,037 College Graduates: 49.0%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 41.5
Workers Per Household: 1.6

9. Brownsburg

Brownsburg, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 22,618College Graduates: 37.5%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.7
Workers Per Household: 1.4

10. Hunte

Hunte - Hardest Indiana

Source: Google Maps

Population: 5,326 College Graduates: 27.4%
Average Hours Worked Per Week: 39.7
Workers Per Household: 1.5

Detailed List Of Hardest Working Places In Indiana

City Rank Population College Graduates Average Hours Worked Per Week Workers Per Household
Westfield 1 32,426 57.8% 40.4 1.5
Fishers 2 81,060 61.1% 40.0 1.5
Avon 3 14,570 36.6% 39.1 1.6
St. John 4 15,456 39.1% 38.6 1.5
Zionsville 5 24,559 68.9% 40.1 1.4
Carmel 6 83,474 68.8% 39.8 1.5
Noblesville 7 56,576 45.7% 38.9 1.5
McCordsville 8 5,037 49.0% 41.5 1.6
Brownsburg 9 22,618 37.5% 39.7 1.4
Hunte 10 5,326 27.4% 39.7 1.5
Bargersville 11 6,324 27.7% 40.3 1.3
Schererville 12 29,082 32.8% 39.6 1.4
Dyer 13 16,322 30.3% 38.1 1.5
Munster 14 23,325 40.5% 38.6 1.3
Jasper 15 15,177 21.7% 39.9 1.4
Batesville 16 6,397 34.0% 38.3 1.3
Sellersburg 17 8,004 21.6% 39.1 1.5
Danville 18 9,258 26.8% 40.0 1.4
Highland 19 23,429 27.0% 38.7 1.3
Chesterton 20 13,894 32.3% 39.9 1.4
Yor 21 11,265 34.9% 38.5 1.3
Ellettsville 22 6,352 26.2% 37.9 1.3
Columbus 23 45,522 34.5% 39.7 1.3
Lowell 24 9,347 17.5% 39.9 1.6
Nappanee 25 6,639 17.0% 39.2 1.4
Plainfield 26 29,220 27.5% 39.3 1.3
Crown Point 27 28,259 31.3% 39.8 1.3
Greenwood 28 52,799 26.1% 39.2 1.4
Valparaiso 29 31,745 35.9% 37.2 1.3
Franklin 30 24,193 21.7% 38.4 1.4
Lawrence 31 46,796 32.5% 38.9 1.5
Lebanon 32 15,688 19.1% 39.0 1.3
Greencastle 33 10,307 20.8% 33.1 1.4
Huntingburg 34 6,489 12.4% 41.0 1.4
Bloomington 35 81,963 56.4% 31.4 1.4
Rensselaer 36 5,787 17.0% 38.5 1.3
Jeffersonville 37 45,869 21.4% 39.1 1.4
North Manchester 38 6,080 27.2% 32.8 1.2
Greenfield 39 21,012 20.6% 39.0 1.3
New Haven 40 15,612 19.1% 38.6 1.3
New Whiteland 41 5,646 16.3% 38.5 1.5
Auburn 42 12,972 23.7% 38.7 1.2
Lafayette 43 69,982 25.5% 38.0 1.3
Cumberland 44 5,243 18.7% 38.4 1.4
Griffith 45 16,765 16.3% 38.3 1.4
Warsaw 46 14,179 24.9% 38.9 1.3
West Lafayette 47 30,843 69.7% 31.2 1.2
Indianapolis 48 835,097 27.6% 38.2 1.3
Clarksville 49 21,579 18.7% 38.7 1.2
Goshen 50 32,297 21.3% 38.0 1.3
Hobart 51 29,136 15.8% 38.7 1.4
Fort Wayne 52 255,784 25.8% 37.8 1.3
Cedar Lake 53 11,653 14.3% 38.1 1.5
Mooresville 54 9,459 13.1% 37.7 1.3
Boonville 55 6,220 12.9% 39.2 1.2
Tell City 56 7,251 14.1% 39.8 1.2
Greensburg 57 12,160 15.1% 40.0 1.3
Merrillville 58 35,262 20.2% 37.4 1.3
Bluffton 59 9,621 16.3% 37.7 1.1
Charlestown 60 7,802 15.3% 37.9 1.3
Mishawaka 61 48,120 24.0% 37.7 1.3
Seymour 62 18,686 17.0% 39.4 1.3
Princeton 63 8,600 12.3% 40.2 1.3
Angola 64 8,610 20.5% 35.2 1.3
Mount Vernon 65 6,607 19.8% 39.1 1.1
Portage 66 37,008 15.4% 39.8 1.3
Tipton 67 5,288 15.7% 37.5 1.2
Evansville 68 120,220 18.8% 38.0 1.2
Garrett 69 6,213 12.9% 39.2 1.3
Terre Haute 70 61,040 20.0% 35.0 1.3
Monticello 71 5,355 15.2% 41.1 1.1
Decatur 72 9,511 13.9% 38.0 1.2
Speedway 73 12,012 26.5% 38.6 1.1
Columbia City 74 9,057 18.6% 38.1 1.2
New Albany 75 36,496 16.6% 38.1 1.2
Rochester 76 6,151 14.3% 38.8 1.0
Huntington 77 17,284 16.1% 37.1 1.3
Frankfort 78 16,488 10.9% 38.0 1.4
Washington 79 11,758 13.3% 38.7 1.2
South Bend 80 100,422 23.5% 37.2 1.2
Kendallville 81 9,847 15.7% 38.5 1.2
Beech Grove 82 14,301 14.4% 38.1 1.2
Elkhart 83 51,539 13.5% 38.8 1.3
Madison 84 12,033 21.4% 39.3 1.1
Shelbyville 85 19,216 13.0% 39.3 1.3
Muncie 86 70,035 22.4% 33.3 1.2
Vincennes 87 18,233 13.5% 37.9 1.1
Hammond 88 79,585 13.2% 37.7 1.3
Linton 89 5,368 11.1% 39.0 1.1
Logansport 90 17,933 12.5% 37.8 1.3
Plymouth 91 10,048 13.8% 38.6 1.3
Rushville 92 6,314 10.2% 39.1 1.1
La Porte 93 22,153 14.5% 38.4 1.2
Elwood 94 8,569 11.1% 38.9 1.2
Marion 95 29,403 16.3% 35.2 1.1
Crawfordsville 96 15,988 13.2% 36.1 1.2
Kokomo 97 56,958 16.8% 38.2 1.1
Scottsburg 98 6,700 16.9% 39.5 1.1
Wabash 99 10,534 11.8% 37.6 1.2
Alexandria 100 5,100 11.7% 37.2 1.0
Richmond 101 36,527 17.8% 37.8 1.0
Portland 102 6,408 8.1% 40.6 1.2
Westville 103 6,895 6.2% 39.7 1.3
Martinsville 104 11,756 11.0% 37.0 1.2
North Vernon 105 6,736 10.1% 38.6 1.2
Michigan City 106 31,369 15.7% 37.4 1.1
Bedford 107 13,384 12.2% 38.3 1.0
Salem 108 6,264 13.3% 38.4 1.1
Lawrenceburg 109 5,022 8.5% 38.3 1.2
Gas City 110 6,093 9.4% 36.8 1.2
Anderson 111 55,789 14.1% 36.4 1.1
New Castle 112 17,859 12.8% 38.1 1.1
Brazil 113 8,022 13.1% 37.6 1.1
Hartford City 114 6,166 9.3% 37.5 1.1
Peru 115 11,199 7.9% 37.2 1.1
Lake Station 116 12,369 5.4% 37.3 1.2
Gary 117 79,165 13.1% 36.9 1.0
East Chicago 118 29,387 7.5% 36.4 1.2
Connersville 119 13,267 7.9% 39.0 1.1