|Marion County is divided into nine approximately equal segments, with Center Township located in the center of Marion County, which contains the downtown Indianapolis area.|
|POPULATION (figures based on 2006 Census)|
|Electric :||Indianapolis Power & Light||317-261-8222|
|Electric :||Duke Energy||800-521-2232|
|Gas :||Citizen's Gas & Coke Utility||317-924-3311|
|Water :||Indianapolis Water||317-631-1431|
|Facts :||Indianapolis is the largest city in the United States with a consolidated county-wide government.|
|Under this consolidation, a mayor and city-council of 29 members are elected every four years in county-wide balloting.|
|The four cities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport and Speedway (all located in Marion County) are not under the direct control of consolidated government, but voters in those cities are eligible to vote for the Indianapolis mayor and council members.|
|This unique system, known as Unigov, became effective January 1, 1970, and has become a model of efficient metropolitan government.|
|PUBLIC SERVICES (E)=Emergency Number|
|Police :||Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department||317-327-3811
|Indiana State Police||800-225-8576
|Fire Department :||Indianapolis Fire Department||317-327-6041|
|Post Office :||United States Post Office||800-275-8777|
|License Branch :||Bureau of Motor Vehicles||317-233-6000|
|Library :||Indianapolis-Marion County Library||317-275-4100|
|MEDICAL (E)=Emergency Number|
|Indianapolis :||Indiana University Hospital||550 University Blvd.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Hospital||2001 W. 86th St.
|Indianapolis :||St. Vincent Women's Hospital -Indianapolis||8111 Township Line Rd.
|Indianapolis :||Methodist Hospital||I-65 at 21st St.
|Indianapolis :||Wishard Memorial Hospital||1001 W. 10th St.
|Indianapolis :||Community Hospitals||East: 317-355-1411
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Star||317-444-4000|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis Business Journal||317-634-6200|
|Indianapolis :||Indianapolis International Airport||Call specific airlines|
|Websites :||Department of Education||317-232-6610|
|Information :||Center Township is served by the Indianapolis Public Schools.|
|Indianapolis Public Schools Information line : 317-226-4000|
|Total Schools: 79
High (9-12): 5
Middle (7-8): 9
Elementary (K-6): 49
|There are numerous parochial schools in the area, and special education and vocational training are also available.|
|Most major faiths are represented in or near Center Township.|
|There are numerous parks, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf courses and community centers in Center Township. Many museums and historical sites are also located in Center Township, including the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Children's Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana World War Memorial, the Madam Walker Theatre, the Benjamin Harrison Home and the James Whitcomb Riley Home. There are many major shopping areas located in Center Township, most notably the Circle Center mall located in downtown Indianapolis. Such special events as the Mini Marathon, The Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, Circle Fest, RCA Tennis Championships, and Zoobilation take place in Center Township in the downtown Indianapolis area.|
|Average travel time to work : 21.2 minutes|
|Average travel time to Indianapolis International Airport : 20.5 minutes|
|Center Township is serviced by IndyGo Transit, numerous taxi companies, several bus lines and by the Indianapolis International Airport.|