Community Profile

Location AmplificationThe Town of Cumberland is an active community located partially within both Marion and Hancock Counties on the Historic National Road between I-70 and I-74. It was established in 1831 and development over the years has been largely related to advances in transportation. Cumberland manages to provide all the conveniences associated with being adjacent to Indianapolis, while still retaining its small-town charm.

The Town of Cumberland and the City of Indianapolis have established a historic conservation district protecting much of the historical core of the community. Prior to the local designation, the district received recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. The Town is very proud of its Historic National Road heritage and has adopted an overlay district to guide development along the Historic National Road. Additionally, a streetscape project was completed in 2010 along US 40 in tandem with the improvements to Washington Street to further promote the community's Historic National Road heritage.

The Town has easy access to major interstates (I-465 and I-70) and public transit (IndyGo). Cumberland Residents are well educated, with almost 90% of residents having a high school diploma or higher. The Town of Cumberland is a great place to locate new and expanding businesses and is seeking restaurants, stores, and other businesses to improve upon the Town's thriving community. Many development opportunities exist along the Historic National Road corridor in Hancock County as well as other locations within the Town's limits of Hancock County.
Community Profile
Cumberland is located on the far east side of Marion County and the west side of Hancock County on US 40 (Historic National Road), between I-70 and I-74 with easy access to I-465.
Proximity to:
  • Downtown Indianapolis - 10 miles
  • Downtown Greenfield - 10 miles
  • Indianapolis International Airport - 20 miles
  • Interstates - less than 5 miles
  1990 2000 2010  2020  2023 (estimate)
Town of Cumberland 4,557  5,500 5,196  5,959  6,419
Hancock County 45,527 55,391  70,002 79,840 86,166
Marion County 797,159 860,454 903,393 977,202 968,460
Below is some basic demographic information about the population living in Cumberland per the census.  
  • Median Age: 34.9
  • Median Household Income: $83,718
  • High school grads or higher: 97%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.5%
  • Percent in labor force: 77.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.5 mins.
  • Median home value: $204,600
Utilities & Service Information
Water: Citizen Energy Group
Sanitary Sewer: Town of Cumberland
Natural Gas: Vectren
Electric: Indianapolis Power & Light, Duke Energy, Central Indiana Power,NineStar
Stormwater Utility: Town of Cumberland
Cable/Internet:  Comcast, AT&T, and Nine Star
Government Information
  • Five-member Town Council, elected Clerk-Treasurer, and an appointed Town Manager
  • Cumberland Metropolitan Police Department
  • Fire: Provided by Indianapolis, Sugar Creek Township, and Buck Creek Township
Transportation Facilities
The following transportation facilities are located near Cumberland, Indiana.
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Indianapolis Regional Airport
  • Greyhound Bus Station
  • Amtrak
  • IndyGo
Major Employers
Some of the major employers in Cumberland, Indiana are...
  • Meijer
  • Harlan Sprague
  • Schrieber Lumber
  • Maaco
  • Hutchison Signs
  • Tucker
  • Town of Cumberland
  • U.S. Post Office
Educational Facilities
The following k-12 education districts exist in Cumberland, Indiana.
Higher Education
Below is a list of high education facilities near Cumberland. 
  • Ivy Tech: 13 mi (DT), 7 mi (Lawrence)
  • IUPUI: 14 mi
  • Butler: 14 mi
  • University of Indianapolis: 15 mi
  • IU Bloomington: 62 mi
  • Ball State: 13 mi (DT), 61 mi (Muncie)
  • Purdue University: 76 mi

*(DT = downtown Indianapolis)
Cultural/Recreational Facilities
  • Cumberland Pennsy Trail 
  • Buck Creek Trail 
  • Honors' Park
  • National Road Park
  • Lion's Park
  • Cumberland Farmer's Market
  • National Road Yard Sale
  • Blues, Beer, and BBQ Summer Concert Series
  • Cumberland Weihnachtsmarkt
Regional Amenities
A few of the regional amenities available to Cumberland residents include...
  • Professional Sports
  • Indianapolis Symphony
  • Theater
  • Indianapolis Children's Museum
Housing Vision & Supply
Housing Vision 
The Town of Cumberland desires to have housing diversity that provides a variety of different product types at different price ranges and a mix for sale and for rent to provide residents an opportunity to stay in their community no matter what stage in life they are in.

The Builders Association of Indianapolis and the Metropolitan Board of Realtors state that lending institutions consider a house if affordable if it is between 2.5 and 3.5 times the household income. For Cumberland residents with a median household income of $73,079 that would put housing affordability in the range of $209,295 - $293,013. Thus most of if not all homes are outside the affordability range. Further, given current residential materials and development costs it is difficult to provide a single-family home for under $300,000.

Type Available Lots Proposed
Detached Single Family 9 248
Attached Single Family 19 41
Multi-Family 252 0