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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 (2016 population: 69,010)

Population per Square Mile: 294.83

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,484,136
Today (2016)115,603151.7%6,634,007
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.8%53 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-54086 -10,480
Net International Migration17513 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)17570.1%22,480

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,006175.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)15,6421713.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)22,624819.6%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,7891721.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,4201623.7%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)19,1221316.5%14.9%
Median Age35.4  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone327210.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,541171.3%2.2%
Black Alone8,266137.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone66160.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,578142.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)46,10414100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,4471814.0%19.0%
Married Without Children13,2831428.8%30.0%
Single Parents4,052158.8%9.7%
Living Alone13,6611229.6%28.2%

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 2016 (estimate)52,42514100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)52,40614100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$87,80081  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$53729  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 15,933151.4%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)71,040161.6%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher89.5%24 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree23.3%17 24.6%

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 2016$34,4528579.9%43,097
Median Household Income in 201641,4049079.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201621.6%2154.3%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.7%7134.6%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201715192.2%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 201714,44392.2%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20178,176131.7%495,330

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, 20151,188171.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201594131.6%5,876
Deaths, 20151,189131.9%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force54,851151.6%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate5.217118.2%4.4
December 2017 Unemployment Rate3.713119.4%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work59,679100.0%$2,643,906100.0%$44,302
Wage and Salary50,88685.3%$1,904,91072.0%$37,435
Farm Proprietors5360.9%$7,7420.3%$14,444
Nonfarm Proprietors8,25713.8%$209,4327.9%$25,364
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5,1268.6%$94,1053.6%$18,358
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9171.5%$11,6730.4%$12,730
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,27215.5%$515,69319.5%$55,618
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,7244.6%$154,2085.8%$56,611
  Retail Trade7,50812.6%$220,1778.3%$29,326
  Trans., Warehousing1,4632.5%$81,5283.1%$55,727
  Wholesale Trade1,1972.0%$73,1542.8%$61,114
  Other Private (not above)12,241*20.5%*$453,304*17.1%*$37,032*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed124100.0%100.0%$20,048$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family2016.1%0.9%$2,632$21,320
5+ Family2217.7%20.9%$1,699$372,642

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

in 2016
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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