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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 (2021 population: 65,292)

Population per Square Mile: 285.31

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,674141.8%6,484,050
Today (2021)111,871161.6%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*114,951151.6%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.9%79 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration65411 14,280
Net International Migration3517 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-49991-72.1%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2021NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,182174.6%6.0%
School Age (5 to 17)15,0841713.5%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)21,672819.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,7531722.1%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)25,8921623.1%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)19,2881617.2%16.4%
Median Age35.7  Median Age = 38.1

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2021NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone346210.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,534181.4%2.7%
Black Alone8,158147.3%10.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone76170.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,896152.6%2.3%
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 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)46,63214100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,1251913.1%18.3%
Married Without Children12,6581627.1%29.8%
Single Parents4,6471310.0%9.3%
Living Alone14,4951231.1%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 2021 (estimate)51,57815100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)52,67714100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2020)$96,60081  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2020)$56740  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2021/2022 Total Reported) 15,980151.4%1,120,155
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)71,084161.6%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher90.2%31 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree24.9%20 27.2%

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 2020$40,9488678.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 202046,6128676.7%$60,794
Poverty Rate in 202019.4%2167.2%11.6%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.9%7140.3%14.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2021125111.9%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 202114,165102.2%636,675
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, 20191,053171.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201793101.8%5,152
Deaths, 20191,369112.1%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force51,868151.6%3,321,548
Annual Unemployment Rate3.913108.3%3.6
August 2022 Unemployment Rate3.414109.7%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work57,648100.0%$2,973,005100.0%$51,572
Wage and Salary48,96684.9%$2,179,84473.3%$44,518
Farm Proprietors5130.9%$21,5630.7%$42,033
Nonfarm Proprietors8,16914.2%$204,0876.9%$24,983
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,5097.8%$94,5843.2%$20,977
  Arts, Ent., Recreation8321.4%$11,1150.4%$13,359
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,88317.1%$664,48622.4%$67,235
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,7324.7%$168,1955.7%$61,565
  Retail Trade6,64211.5%$236,7488.0%$35,644
  Trans., Warehousing1,6312.8%$95,8983.2%$58,797
  Wholesale Trade1,2352.1%$95,3393.2%$77,198
  Other Private (not above)11,739*20.4%*$541,978*18.2%*$46,169*

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed113100.0%100.0%$30,192$7,583,249
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family1311.5%22.7%$6,096$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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