Hamilton County, Indiana has emerged in the 21st century as one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S.A. Census 2000 recorded Hamilton County’s population at almost 183,000, while 2007 estimates saw an upsurge to 261,661. The median household income reported here was more than $82,000, almost double the national median of approximately $42,000. These figures make Hamilton the most affluent county in all of Indiana and most of the Midwestern United States.
Hamilton County has 2 major state trial courts. The Circuit Courts have unlimited trial jurisdiction in every case, with the exclusion of cases with concurrent or exclusive jurisdiction belonging to other courts. The Superior Courts, which have general jurisdiction, hear all civil and criminal cases, and handle small claims.
If you have a personal injury case in Indiana, your claim will be heard in civil court. This FAQs section gives you information about civil lawsuits. If you are confused about the terms you hear while in court, you may find this list of common legal terms handy. Once you’ve gone through a trial, you may have the right to appeal your personal injury case to the state’s Appeals Court or the Supreme Court, both of which are in Indianapolis. Indiana’s Appeals Court is located on 115 W. Washington Street in Suite 1270, while the Indiana Supreme Court is located on 315 Indiana State House Street.
Hamilton County Courts convene at the historic Courthouse located at One Hamilton Square, in Noblesville, the county seat. The clerk’s office is here, while the Noblesville City Court is at 135 S. Ninth St. Hamilton County’s other city court is held at One Civic Square, in the city of Carmel.
Hamilton County’s other communities include the towns of Arcadia, Atlanta, Westfield, Sheridan, Fishers and Cicero. Fishers, Carmel and Noblesville are three of Indiana’s 20 largest cities. Located on the trendy north side of the sprawling Capital City of Indianapolis, Hamilton County offers quality community living within a short drive of one of the nation’s most dynamic urban areas.
Sometimes called the “Playground of Indianapolis,” Hamilton County contains the Geist and the Morse Reservoirs, two man-made lakes perfect for fishing, boating and waterfront vacation homes. Located in Hamilton’s town of Westfield is Cool Creek Park, a lovely 90 forested acres with hiking trails throughout. The popular living history museum, Conner Prairie in Fishers, showcases Corn Belt lifestyles of yesteryear. Hamilton County boasts 20 top-notch golf courses to lure the sports-inclined and high-end shopping for the spending-inclined.
Hamilton County, Indiana, comprised of two modern cities, six atmospheric towns and various townships provides an array of lifestyle choices. In June of 2008, Forbes Magazine rated Hamilton County the best place to raise a family, citing its affordable living costs, solid economy and top-ranking schools.