Carmel's Population Rises to 68,653
By Brian Beaver
(Re/Max Real Estate Groups)
Carmel's population rises to 68,653Carmel's population has climbed to 68,653, according to preliminary results from a special census the city paid to conduct this summer.Carmel Chamber President Mo Merhoff shared the news during Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon, indicating that the final count was higher than the city's own estimate that its population would rise to about 65,000.This is welcome news to city officials and taxpayers alike, as Carmel will reap about $3.5 million in additional state funds because of it. With a cost of about $1 million to conduct the special census, the city's net gain will be about $2.5 million, said Mayor James Brainard. Without the special census, the city would have had to wait until late 2011 or early 2012 to reap fair-share results from the nex...