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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 (2018 population: 68,529)

Population per Square Mile: 292.71

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,664141.8%6,484,192
Today (2018)114,772151.7%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.5%66 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-71687 3,555
Net International Migration14510 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4883-0.2%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,680174.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)15,3941713.4%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)22,455819.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,6781721.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)26,8931623.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)19,6721417.1%15.8%
Median Age35.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone335200.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,573171.4%2.5%
Black Alone8,230137.2%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone73150.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,636152.3%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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)46,30414100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,5291814.1%18.8%
Married Without Children13,1111528.3%30.0%
Single Parents4,113158.9%9.6%
Living Alone13,9161230.1%28.3%

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 2018 (estimate)52,72714100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)52,66814100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2017)$88,60079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2017)$54233  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 16,067151.4%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)71,195161.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher89.5%25 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree23.9%17 25.3%

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 2017$35,7628679.2%45,150
Median Household Income in 201741,8749277.4%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201720.6%2154.9%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.2%18124.7%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201813872.3%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 201813,57182.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20198,654131.7%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force54,159151.6%3,381,713
Annual Unemployment Rate4.013117.6%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.68124.1%2.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work60,167100.0%$2,724,798100.0%$45,287
Wage and Salary51,32685.3%$1,987,49072.9%$38,723
Farm Proprietors5290.9%$-9,427-0.3%$-17,820
Nonfarm Proprietors8,31213.8%$219,2408.0%$26,376
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,9528.2%$92,5843.4%$18,696
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9351.6%$12,3990.5%$13,261
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,52315.8%$550,98320.2%$57,858
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6654.4%$151,2735.6%$56,763
  Retail Trade7,28012.1%$230,7108.5%$31,691
  Trans., Warehousing1,4362.4%$83,4993.1%$58,147
  Wholesale Trade1,1271.9%$77,2982.8%$68,587
  Other Private (not above)12,714*21.1%*$500,784*18.4%*$39,388*

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed52100.0%100.0%$7,440$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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