The 10 Snobbiest Places In Indiana For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Indiana are Zionsville and Carmel for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Indiana. You’ve got your Wine Snobs, Book Snobs, and, of course, Clothes Snobs. Then there are the Technology Snobs, Car Snobs, and yes, even City Snobsas in, I’m better than you because I live in (insert snooty city here).

How can we tell which Indiana cities are the snobbiest? By measuring snobby things, that’s how.

We used Saturday Night Science to look at things like expensive homes, high incomes, and overly educated populations by city in Indiana. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 116 of the state’s most populous areas over 5,000 people, we came up with this ranking of the ten snobbiest places in the state of Indiana.

The Hoosier in these places aren’t snobby, they just know they’re better than you.

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Indiana? The snobbiest place in Indiana is Zionsville based on the data. If we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

The most laid back? That would be East Chicago.

We’re not so full of ourselves as to make this ranking up from nowhere. So here’s a look at the top ten and more on how we did it. And if you’re curious, Indiana is the 44th snobbiest in the United States.

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Indiana For 2023

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 30,258
% Highly Educated: 69.0%
Median Income: $141,546
Median Home Price: $430,900
More on Zionsville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Carmel, IN

Source: Wikipedia User Serge Melki from Indianapolis, USA | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 98,137
% Highly Educated: 74.0%
Median Income: $119,772
Median Home Price: $372,100
More on Carmel:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Westfield, IN

Source: Wikipedia User | CC BY 2.5
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 45,695
% Highly Educated: 56.0%
Median Income: $106,777
Median Home Price: $305,700
More on Westfield:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Whitestown, IN

Source: Flickr User the.urbanophile | CC BY-ND 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,529
% Highly Educated: 61.0%
Median Income: $102,005
Median Home Price: $261,900
More on Whitestown:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Mccordsville, IN

Source: Wikipedia User Chris Flook | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 8,629
% Highly Educated: 54.0%
Median Income: $95,925
Median Home Price: $255,900
More on Mccordsville:  Cost Of Living

St. John, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 19,805
% Highly Educated: 40.0%
Median Income: $115,230
Median Home Price: $303,100
More on St. John:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Winfield, IN

Source: Wikipedia User Dennisyerger84 | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,924
% Highly Educated: 40.0%
Median Income: $113,352
Median Home Price: $302,800
More on Winfield:  Cost Of Living

Bargersville, IN

Source: Wikipedia User NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,024
% Highly Educated: 46.0%
Median Income: $93,742
Median Home Price: $282,500
More on Bargersville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Munster, IN

Source: Wikipedia User Dmytro Sergiyenko | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 23,717
% Highly Educated: 45.0%
Median Income: $96,938
Median Home Price: $242,500
More on Munster:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Noblesville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 68,885
% Highly Educated: 49.0%
Median Income: $89,258
Median Home Price: $244,900
More on Noblesville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Hoosier State

Do you think wed just come up with this list willy-nilly? Not a chance – we only use Saturday Night Science around here.

We gathered up all of the places in Indiana with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 116 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria (And no, its not a word. English snob.):

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)

Turned out this simple criteria was much better at sniffing out the snobby places then more snobby criteria like:

  • Libaries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Museums per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 116 places in each category with scores from one to 116. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Indiana. So lets all flip a table in honor of Zionsville (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, lets remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course, we would.

And it’s not like your real estate agent would ever point out how snobby the town you’re moving to is. We’re here to keep you grounded, even if you’re wearing a monocle.

There You Have It – Now That You’re On Your High Horse

When it comes to snobbery, these places in Indiana are heading ever upward. Residents in these communities are well educated, well paid, and appear to have all the sophisticated culture and entertainment of an Ernst Lubitsch film right at their fingertips.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most laid back places in Indiana, according to science:

  1. East Chicago
  2. Logansport
  3. Peru

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Indiana For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Zionsville, IN 30,258
2 Carmel, IN 98,137
3 Westfield, IN 45,695
4 Whitestown, IN 9,529
5 Mccordsville, IN 8,629
6 St. John, IN 19,805
7 Winfield, IN 6,924
8 Bargersville, IN 9,024
9 Munster, IN 23,717
10 Noblesville, IN 68,885
11 Avon, IN 20,848
12 Brownsburg, IN 28,420
13 Chesterton, IN 14,045
14 Dyer, IN 16,422
15 Schererville, IN 29,381
16 Crown Point, IN 33,518
17 Danville, IN 10,424
18 Columbus, IN 50,718
19 Winona Lake, IN 5,059
20 Porter, IN 5,175
21 Cicero, IN 5,289
22 Greenwood, IN 62,914
23 Plainfield, IN 34,311
24 Ellettsville, IN 6,559
25 Batesville, IN 7,204
26 Cumberland, IN 5,860
27 Valparaiso, IN 33,820
28 Lawrence, IN 49,048
29 Cedar Lake, IN 13,725
30 New Whiteland, IN 5,565
31 Sellersburg, IN 9,686
32 Lowell, IN 10,569
33 Jasper, IN 16,231
34 Hobart, IN 29,516
35 Greenfield, IN 23,024
36 Bloomington, IN 80,064
37 Indianapolis, IN 880,104
38 Jeffersonville, IN 49,178
39 Griffith, IN 16,213
40 West Lafayette, IN 44,515
41 Warsaw, IN 15,905
42 Merrillville, IN 36,196
43 Franklin, IN 25,112
44 Lebanon, IN 17,196
45 Mooresville, IN 9,429
46 North Manchester, IN 5,269
47 Portage, IN 37,540
48 Speedway, IN 13,613
49 Fort Wayne, IN 262,676
50 Charlestown, IN 7,859
51 Goshen, IN 34,792
52 Greensburg, IN 11,573
53 Tipton, IN 5,211
54 Auburn, IN 13,281
55 Angola, IN 8,916
56 New Haven, IN 15,922
57 Mount Vernon, IN 6,861
58 Lafayette, IN 70,928
59 Madison, IN 12,227
60 Nappanee, IN 7,132
61 New Albany, IN 37,350
62 Rochester, IN 6,248
63 Mishawaka, IN 50,823
64 Clarksville, IN 22,169
65 Boonville, IN 6,662
66 Greencastle, IN 9,980
67 Garrett, IN 6,592
68 Seymour, IN 21,192
69 South Bend, IN 102,786
70 Shelbyville, IN 19,710
71 Rensselaer, IN 5,963
72 Bluffton, IN 10,548
73 Beech Grove, IN 15,202
74 Evansville, IN 117,184
75 Martinsville, IN 11,848
76 Kokomo, IN 59,263
77 Westville, IN 6,062
78 Lawrenceburg, IN 5,083
79 La Porte, IN 21,993
80 Rushville, IN 6,289
81 Wabash, IN 10,420
82 Princeton, IN 8,337
83 Hammond, IN 77,491
84 Bedford, IN 13,726
85 Crawfordsville, IN 16,279
86 Plymouth, IN 10,209
87 Alexandria, IN 5,120
88 Terre Haute, IN 58,450
89 Kendallville, IN 9,926
90 Muncie, IN 65,571
91 Winchester, IN 5,016
92 Huntington, IN 17,018
93 Decatur, IN 9,630
94 Monticello, IN 5,508
95 North Vernon, IN 6,836
96 New Castle, IN 17,465
97 Richmond, IN 35,854
98 Elkhart, IN 53,838
99 Lake Station, IN 13,292
100 Salem, IN 6,276
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

18 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Indiana For 2023

  1. Contrary to this article, Zionsville is NOT named after the hill of Zion in the Bible. It is named after William Zion, our town’s founder way back in the 1850’s.

  2. Really? What kind of person writes this drivel? Class warfare much? This is a really lame piece of attempted journalism. It qualifies more as the whining of a sad, twisted, little man.

  3. So if you have art galleries you are “snobby”? How about you are showing the creative side of your residents? Maybe if we let people do stuff like that along with more art and music in the schools we actually would be a better society.

  4. I went from being in one of these snobby towns to living in the country. Glad I made the switch! They are very snobby!

  5. I never forgot a game at HS Girls Soccer, 2014 at Zionsville, Zionsville students yelled-make fun at Westfield goalie during the game action about his father having a cancer. I found this really that low I ever witness. Fans and players were paused at that moment… Snobbing? Nah Stupidity high class children…Guess their parents are too busy to raise them respectfully.

  6. Zionsville is actually named after our founder, William Zion. Research next time. But it’s okay, we are still better than you.

  7. I can tell you all for an absolute fact (regarding the longer version of the list) that Columbus is not nearly as snobby as it might be ranked. More pressing though is that Bloomington deserves to be top 5 (maybe #1) with great ease. The snobbiest and frankly most overrated place in Indiana

  8. I know someone who moved to Carmel and she thinks she’s above everybody else. The bitch has been married 5 times. The only reason she lives there is she rents. She married a much older guy who she thinks has lots of money. When that well runs dry, she’ll be off to find number 6.

  9. No Fishers? No Newburgh? And Linton is on the list ahead of Vincennes?

    ding ding ding…back to the stats Mr. Author of the List. Me thinks you blew it….prove me wrong if you dare.

  10. Stereotyping — all in good fun? 1500 students in the Carmel school district rely on free and reduced lunches. Fewer than other communities, maybe, but significant still, especially if you are one of the hungry ones. And those with wealth are not all snobs. Many people donate time and money, but are humble and don’t publicize it. Those “snobs” lift up communities, not break them down like your idiotic article.

    1. Sad but true indeed as a Avon old timer watching it turn into something I despise, I have witnessed people live in empty homes and actually share meals just to have the prestigious addresses. Shame on the parents of those hungry children. As a central Indiana resident all my life yes sad but true the top 3 yes they nailed it not sure of the order of 1 and 2 but Avon strives to be the next Carmel.

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