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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 (2017 population: 68,625)

Population per Square Mile: 293.76

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,669141.8%6,484,192
Today (2017)115,184151.7%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.1%63 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-48085 -976
Net International Migration19412 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-1377-0.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,889175.1%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)15,5111713.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)22,280819.3%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,7491721.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,3681623.8%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)19,3871316.8%15.4%
Median Age35.6  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone327220.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,558171.4%2.4%
Black Alone8,345137.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70160.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,574142.2%2.1%
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 2017 (estimate)52,73014100.0%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, 20161,173171.4%83,063
Births to Teens, 201679141.5%5,294
Deaths, 20161,325102.1%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force55,024151.7%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate4.214120.0%3.5
September 2018 Unemployment Rate3.321110.0%3.0

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed72100.0%100.0%$15,205$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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