The trend toward cremation over traditional burial has been gained significant traction over the past several decades. This fact holds true for residents in and around the Indianapolis area as well. With a projected 58.85 percent of individuals opting for cremation in the next few years, the practice of cremation is obviously becoming a much more desired and accepted option for individuals making their end-of-life plans.
One reason that matches up with other largely populated cities may have much to do with Indianapolis’ long and proud history. The city, founded in the early 1800’s, has certainly had its fair share of residents over the last nearly 200 years. For most of that time, burial of the deceased was simply the only option available. It makes sense that people now understand there is only so much land available. This is but one reason many cite for opting for cremation.
It’s also been estimated that Indianapolis is experiencing a higher population increase than the state of Indiana, overall. This high move-in rate, an increase of 2.8 percent from 2012 to 2013 alone, is a sign that people are moving from their traditional family homes, both in the state and from elsewhere in the country, to Indianapolis. Traditional burial has been losing its importance as many people live away from where they where born and raised. Being buried in an area where few if any other family members live is not important to many people.
Both of the above considerations drive interest in preplanning a cremation. Cremation, unlike burial, is a far more ecologically sound option. Additionally, there is no need for the purchase of a casket, burial plot, headstone, graveside accommodations, and other fees associated with a burial. A quick demographic study of those who say they are considering or have already selected cremation for their end-of-life plan shows they are typically more well-educated individuals who earn higher-than-average incomes. This seems to be a through line in the trend toward cremation over time.
Unbeknownst to many, cremation became popular in the early part of the last century. “Cremation was the choice of the wealthy and the well-educated. All crematories were located on cemetery property and elaborate columbariums were built for the elaborate urns then being used,” explains the website operated by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA).
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