Hamilton County is part of the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Since the early 21st century, it has been the second most populous county in central Indiana. The Geist and Morse Reservoirs are two artificial lakes in Hamilton County that offer boating, fishing and waterfront living. Most Belgian immigration to Indiana occurred in the northwestern part of the state, in Lake and Porter Counties.
However, in the 1890s, significant numbers of Belgian immigrants also settled in the Noblesville area of Hamilton County. Similarly, chain migration led many first-generation Serbian immigrants who had settled in Indianapolis, and their children born in Indiana, to move to Arcadia, Carmel, Sheridan, Noblesville and Cicero in the early 20th century.Like most of Indiana, the area was also mostly German-American, and Germans were the second largest ethnic group in the county at the time, second only to so-called native whites, whose ancestry extended to the original Thirteen Colonies and who were the largest ethnic group in Hamilton County at the turn of the century. During World War I, Hamilton County was characterized by an extreme increase in anti-German sentiment. The name of Wilhelm Street in Noblesville was changed to Washington Street and German-Americans were harassed and abused by their neighbors.
German Americans were one of the largest ethnic groups in the county, but the remaining two-thirds of the county were involved in an anti-German frenzy during which the press portrayed German and American as antithetical.Hamilton County was labeled as the most anti-German county in Indiana, although such attitudes were also common in the rest of Indiana. For most of 1940 and 1941, Indiana as a whole was very isolationist, and much of the state preferred that the country remain neutral in the European conflict. However, Hamilton County was a hotbed of interventionist and pro-British sentiments, which stood out because, unlike many other places in Indiana, most people in Hamilton County were in favor of the United States entering the war and were also in favor of providing Britain with as much aid as possible.The county's executive body is the Board of County Commissioners, which consists of three commissioners who represent their three respective districts. District 1 consists of Carmel, which is coextensive with Clay Township.
District 2 consists of Fishers, Noblesville, Delaware Township and Noblesville Township. District 3 is comprised of Adams, Fall Creek, Jackson, Washington, Wayne, White River, Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero, Sheridan and Westfield.The county's finances are managed by the County Council which consists of seven members; four elected by district and three elected overall. District 1 consists of parts of Clay Township (45 districts). District 2 is comprised of Delaware Fall Creek and Wayne.
District 3 consists of Noblesville Jackson and White River. District 4 consists of parts of Clay (17 districts), Adams and Washington.The county is located in Indiana's 5th congressional district which is currently represented (202) by Republican Victoria Spartz. Hamilton County's loyalty to the Republican Party isn't limited to presidential elections; it regularly rejects Democrats in gubernatorial and senator elections and is generally one of the strongest Republican counties at a state level.One of the few times in recent history that Hamilton County supported a Democrat for governor or Senate was in 1992 when Evan Bayh narrowly won it with 50.48 percent of the vote in his successful bid for re-election for governor. However Bayh lost Hamilton County in all three of its Senate races.With 341 616 people Hamilton County is fourth most populated county in Indiana out of 92 counties.
With 26% being its most popular demographics it's a great starting point for research on Hamilton County and rest of Indiana.So what is median household income per capita for Hamilton County? According to US Census Bureau data from 2019 median household income per capita for Hamilton County was $77 890.