About Our Town

Welcome to Zionsville

While the first permanent settlement in Zionsville occurred in the early 1820s, the town of Zionsville was officially registered with the Boone County, Indiana recorder in early 1852. 

Since its founding, the town 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.

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.

The excellence of our school system, continued value of our homes, community events and government infrastructure attracts those families and businesses who seek a small-town atmosphere that’s just minutes away from the big city amenities provided by our neighbor to the south, Indianapolis.

School System

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


Zionsville has more than 500 acres of parkland and 20+ parks. Zionsville’s public parks include playgrounds, a splash park, skateboard park, sledding hill, several sport fields and courts, picnic areas, nature trails, as well as a golf course. Zionsville Nature Center is an environmental education facility located in Zionsville.

The town has two privately maintained recreation facilities: Lions Park, located immediately adjacent to the village center, hosts many annual festivals and the Azionaqua Swim Club, enjoyed by hundreds of local families.

Zionsville Schools
Focus on Forests


For 20 years, the Town of Zionsville has been named by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for their commitment to urban forestry. The Town of Zionsville 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.

In 2018, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Zionsville with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 61 towns and cities in 27 states with this prestigious award. The Bronze level BFC award recognizes Zionsville’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

Most recently, Zionsville has been named one of the 2019 “Best Cities to Live in Indiana” (ChamberofCommerce.org), one of “Indiana’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018” (SafeWise) and one of the “Most Charming Small Towns in Every State” (Reader’s Digest).

By The Numbers

Zionsville has one of the most highly educated populations in Indiana along with a very enviable quality of life. The following are further analysis and statistics from the 2010 (select data from 2015 Census noted).
Tree City
Bicycle Friendly Bronze
Zionsville By The Numbers
2010 Census (*Other Census figures noted)
Population estimate
29,340 (2020 Census estimate)
Population percentage change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 16.3% 
County population estimate
67,843 (2019 Census)
Population younger than 5 years 6.1% 
Population younger than 18
Median age
Median home value
Median household income (in 2019 dollars)
$137,377 (2015-2019)
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars)
$65,814 (2015-2019)
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%