Tips for Visitors
State Sales Tax is 7%
Ticket Scalping is Legal
Alcohol Laws
You must be 21 to buy alcohol.
The legal BAC limit for driving is .08%
Bars can serve alcohol until 3 a.m. if they wish.
We have liquor stores everywhere and good prices.
Only liquor stores sell cold beer
Gambling
State Lottery
Off Track Betting downtown at Winner's Circle Pub
Nearby towns of Anderson and Shelbyville have horse tracks and casinos.
There is riverboat gambling on the rivers surrounding the State.
Try down at Evansville or Lawrencburg or up north by Gary and
Chicago.     
Links to Indiana Gambling
Driving & Parking
Indianapolis is referred to as the Crossroads of America because it is
intersected by more segments of interstate highway than any other
metropolitan area.  More than half of the nation's population lives within a
day's drive of Indianapolis.
The speed limit on Interstates outside of the city is 65 or 70 MPH.
The speed limit on the highways within Indianapolis is 55 MPH.
People usually drive 60-70 MPH on the 55 mph city highways.
Keep it under 70 mph and you probably will not get ticketed.

Lowest Speeding tickets in Indy usually range from $100-$200.
Speeding Tickets Cost Increase at these iintervals:
1-15 mph over the speed limit
16-25 mph
26+
You can turn right on a red light unless otherwise posted.
Beware, the police sometimes patrol in plain cars or SUV's.
Hotel Room tax is 18%  
Restaurant tax is 9%,
Car Rental tax is 17%  (Surrounding counties have lower taxes.)
Individuals can buy or sell  tickets to sporting events, concerts, etc.
Smoking
You can smoke in casinos.
You cannot smoke in restaurants and bars.  Some places have an outdoor
area in which you can smoke.  
Currently you are legally allowed to smoke in bars in Fishers (NE side),
Beech Grove (SE side) and Greenwood (South), though few owner's allow
it.
Monument Circle is in the very center of the city.  It is a brick-paved round-about where the
cross streets are Meridian St and Market St.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, at the heart of the circle, is 284 feet tall - just 17 feet shorter
than the Statue of Liberty.
1895
City Size & Demographics
361 Square Miles, making Indy the 12th largest city in the U.S.
2010 - Single family average home price is $120,600
2015-2019 - Single family average home price is $137,000
2015-2019 - Median gross rent $892
Rules for avoiding crime in Indy is similar to other cities.

Use common sense to avoid crime, such as:

*  Lock your doors.  
*  Don't leave valuables in your car.
*  Stay aware of your surroundings.  
*  Stay out of sketchy areas.
*  Don't walk around by yourself at night.

Indianapolis Crime Statistics
Monument Circle
This area is why one of Indianapolis' nicknames is "The Circle City".
The circle is occasionally blocked to traffic for various festivals.
The Indiana Symphony's theater is on the circle.
People can visit the Civil War museum in the basement, or take an elevator to the top of the statue.
Lights are hung up on the monument during Christmas.
820,445
2007-2014 Median Income was $42,704.
POPULATION
61.8% White
27.5% Black  
9.4% Hispanic
2.1% Asian
2010 - 57% own
2020 - 53.1% own
HOUSING
SIZE AREA
MONEY
HELP FOR INDY VISITORS
Warm beer, wine, liquor may be purchased at grocery stores, etc.
Crime
Street parking is free after 9pm.  
Parking Meters - Instead of putting coins in a meter, you will see a sign in
front of your parking spot with a number.  Find the nearby Parking Payment
Box and pay there using that number.  You can use cash or credit card.
Happy Hour is illegal.  However, bars are allowed to have an all-day drink
specials.
There are 19 stars because Indiana
was the 19th  state in the union.

The torch represents liberty and enlightenment
Marijuana
Indiana prohibits all forms of marijuana use except CBD oil.

Any amount can get a first time offender 6 month in jail and a $1000 fine.

A joint can get a person with a prior drug offense 1 year in jail and a fine
of $5,000.

More than an ounce, or selling to a minor, it is a felony punishable by 1-6
years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

Sep 30, 2019 - Indianapolis Prosecutor announced he will no longer
prosecute those caught with less than an ounce of marijuana. This means
that police MIGHT just confiscate it and not arrest you if that is the only
law you broke - it is up to the officer. This is ONLY in Indianapolis, not the
rest of the state.
Individuals must have an Indiana license to carry a handgun in public.
Gun applications on the Indiana State Police website:
https://www.in.gov/isp/2829.htm

Owners of private property have the right to determine whether firearms
are permitted on their property.

The law does not distinguish between the open carry and concealed
carry of firearms.

No license is required to carry a rifle or shotgun in public.
Indiana Gun Laws
April 2019 - Indiana legalized sports gambling - both pro and college
sports.
There  is a $500 fine for holding your cell phone when driving or
for throwing a cigarette butt out the window.
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Indianapolis
Indiana
60.9% White
28.6% Black
10.5% Hispanic
3.4% Asian
Indianapolis (2020 Census)
Marion County (2010 Census)
977,203
52.5% White
?           268,694 Black
13.2%   129,286 Hispanic
4.1%       40,062 Asian
INDIANA
2010
6.48 million

84.3% White
?
6% Hispanic
6.79 million

77.2% White
9.6% Black
8.2% Hispanic
Bi-racial population increased by 240% from 2010
Asian population increased by 63.9% from 2010
2020
Total Population:
?
62% White
?      240,975 Black
9.3%  84,467 Hispanic
?        18,311 Asian
Indianapolis (2010 Census)
Marion County (2020 Census)
887,642
2015-2019 Median income was $47,873.
POPULATION