Good schools, smaller communities and less traffic helped make Johnson County one of the most popular destinations for families moving in central Indiana.
During a five-year period, an average of about 3,000 more people per year moved into the county than out of it, putting Johnson County’s growth ahead of both Hamilton and Hendricks counties to lead the region, according to numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.
People move into the county so they can send their children to local schools, face less congestion than in Indianapolis and have more housing options, local officials and experts said.
An average of about 12,000 people per year relocated to Johnson County from another Indiana county or another state, making Johnson County the third-highest in central Indiana behind Marion and Hamilton counties. Nearly 2,000 of those people came from Marion County, according to the study, which took an average from 2006 to 2010.