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Haughville, Indianapolis

Haughville Historic District
Houses on Warman Avenue
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Architect Bedell, George
Architectural style Late Victorian, Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 92001652[1]
Added to NRHP December 9, 1992

Haughville is a working-class neighborhood west of downtown Indianapolis. Its borders are roughly White River Parkway to the east, roughly Tibbs Avenue to the west, 10th Street to the north, and Michigan Street to the south. It suffers from a high crime rate and low property values. It is considered one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the city.

A portion of the neighborhood, roughly bounded by 10th Street, Belleview Place, Walnut Street. and Concord Street, is listed on the


  • Demographics 1
  • Crime 2
  • Notable people 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Holy Trinity Catholic Church, historically the center of the community

As of the census of 2005, there were an estimated 8,043 people, a slight increase since 2000. However this represents the over Near Westside Weed and Seed incorporated, which incorporates the population of a small section of other neighborhoods surrounding Haughville. The official population of Haughville is estimated around 6,500 while the make up of Haughville (excluding Stringtown and other neighboring areas) is approximately 92 percent African-American or Black descent. The remaining percent of the area is said to be a mixture of White (Non-Hispanic) and an increasing Hispanic population.

Of the adult population (25 and older), 40.7% do not have a high school diploma. The overall neighborhood's per capita income is $9,760 and an average household income of $17,321 making the entire neighborhood well below the average per capita and household income of Indianapolis.


Since 1992, Haughville has been a member of Indianapolis's Weed and Seed initiative, a federal program that targets high crime areas in Indianapolis and attempts to lower the amount of crime. It was the first neighborhood in Indianapolis to participate in this program.

According to The Indianapolis Star, Haughville had the most violent crime in the city of Indianapolis in the year 2005, with approximately 449 violent crimes taking place in Haughville. However this number is far below the record 2,589 violent crimes recorded in 1997 according to the IPD West District (This would average out to 1 out of 2.5 people being a victim of a violent offense) . During the 1990s, Haughville averaged 30 homicides a year, having the dubious honor of having one of the highest homicide rates in the nation for a neighborhood census of its size.

Notable people


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
General citations
  • "Authorities: We've Crippled Major Indy Drug Gang - 22 Arrested Tuesday; 23 More Sought". WRTV News 6. August 14, 2007. 
  • "Hovey Street Mother & Child Tied To Haughville Syndicate". Advance Indiana. January 17, 2008. 
  • Jefferson, Steve. "'"Feds arrest 22 in 'Haughville Syndicate. WTHR News 13. 

External links

  • Haughville Neighborhood
  • Near Westside - Timeline
  • Wikimapia Map of Area

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