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Delaware County, Indiana

The Delaware tribe of Indians gave this county its name, founded in 1827

County Seat: Muncie

Largest City: Muncie (2019 population: 67,999)

Population per Square Mile: 291.09

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,670141.8%6,484,051
Today (2019)114,135151.7%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*114,951151.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.0%69 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-23381 3,997
Net International Migration18014 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-10691-0.6%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,531174.8%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)15,2231713.3%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)22,046819.3%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,7711721.7%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)26,6371623.3%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)19,9271517.5%16.1%
Median Age35.9  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone328220.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,511171.3%2.6%
Black Alone8,273137.2%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone71170.1%0.1%
White101,2441588.7%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups2,708142.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic111,1311597.4%92.7%
Hispanic3,004252.6%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)46,02614100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,4171713.9%18.5%
Married Without Children12,5871627.3%29.7%
Single Parents4,366149.5%9.3%
Living Alone14,1531230.8%29.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)52,71314100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)52,71614100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,2151655.4%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$93,60079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,8111031.9%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$56236  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 15,796151.4%1,111,333
Public15,597151.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)71,040161.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher89.7%29 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree23.7%19 26.5%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2019$38,1298678.3%48,678
Median Household Income in 201945,9129179.7%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201921.5%1180.7%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.0%6152.3%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2020127121.9%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 202014,100112.1%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20207,905161.6%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20171,122171.4%82,170
Births to Teens, 201793101.8%5,152
Deaths, 20171,339112.0%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force53,945151.6%3,382,491
Employed51,853151.6%3,273,070
Unemployed2,092141.9%109,421
Annual Unemployment Rate3.914121.9%3.2
February 2021 Unemployment Rate5.218110.6%4.7

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work60,082100.0%$2,887,498100.0%$48,059
Wage and Salary50,91884.7%$2,132,86673.9%$41,888
Farm Proprietors5180.9%$4,6410.2%$8,959
Nonfarm Proprietors8,64614.4%$192,1546.7%$22,225
Farm6451.1%$8,3850.3%$13,000
Nonfarm59,43798.9%$2,879,11399.7%$48,440
Private48,36680.5%$2,262,89978.4%$46,787
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,1408.6%$101,2643.5%$19,701
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,0181.7%$12,3200.4%$12,102
  Construction2,6464.4%$134,9804.7%$51,013
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,59116.0%$571,69219.8%$59,607
  Information4410.7%$21,8950.8%$49,649
  Manufacturing4,2027.0%$280,6199.7%$66,782
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,9344.9%$201,2177.0%$68,581
  Retail Trade7,09611.8%$236,6568.2%$33,351
  Trans., Warehousing1,5672.6%$95,2343.3%$60,775
  Wholesale Trade1,2282.0%$86,9823.0%$70,832
  Other Private (not above)12,341*20.5%*$515,577*17.9%*$41,778*
Government11,07118.4%$616,21421.3%$55,660

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed58100.0%100.0%$6,403$4,988,366
Single-Family58100.0%73.1%$6,403$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Delaware County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Albany1,9581.7%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6481.4%
Eaton1,7331.5%
Gaston8730.8%
Muncie67,99959.6%
Selma8110.7%
Yorktown11,1119.7%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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