White Lick Creek Region

This region contains the White Lick Creek subwatershed and includes the communities of Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, and Danville. As per the 2020 US Census Bureau, the region has a total population of 202,062. Among the residents, 79% identify as White, 9% as Black, 6% as Hispanic, and 23% as a person of color.

Notable employers include Mr. Electric of Central Indiana, Amazon Fulfillment Center, and Duke Energy.

The largest water users in the region are public water supply systems with the Town of Plainfield and Indiana-American Water being the largest. Additionally, industries like Arcosa and Steel Dynamics contribute to water usage in the region. Data shows that 85% of evaluated waterways do not meet State water quality standards.

Regarding land use, open water occupies 0.7% of the region’s land area, while developed land, including urban and residential areas, covers 31.6%. Natural land, including forests and open spaces, accounts for 13.5%, and approximately 54.2% of the land is utilized for agricultural purposes.

This region has an overall score of 53%, a C.

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By category, the region has a C+ (58%) in Community, C (43%) in Land, and C (53%) in Water. The lowest scoring indicators are Wetland Change with an F and Bacteria (amount in the water) with a D-. The highest scoring indicators are Education with a B+ and Aquatic Life with a B.

Highest Scores: Education, Aquatic Life

Lowest Scores: Wetland Change, Bacteria