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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%6,484,125
Today (2017)115,184151.7%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.1%63 2.7%

*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 -1,639
Net International Migration19412 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-1377-0.1%19,482

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%
White102,3101588.8%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups2,574142.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic112,2871497.5%93.0%
Hispanic2,897252.5%7.0%

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 2017 (estimate)52,73014100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)52,66814100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,7321656.5%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$88,60079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,5721031.5%27.7%
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
Public15,845151.5%1,054,903
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, 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 Force55,024151.6%3,336,655
Employed52,708151.6%3,218,115
Unemployed2,316142.0%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate4.214116.7%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate4.719114.6%4.1

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%$26,376
Farm6491.1%$-5,793-0.2%$-8,926
Nonfarm59,51898.9%$2,730,591100.2%$45,878
Private48,08979.9%$2,137,36178.4%$44,446
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,9528.2%$92,5843.4%$18,696
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9351.6%$12,3990.5%$13,261
  Construction2,4014.0%$122,9604.5%$51,212
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,52315.8%$550,98320.2%$57,858
  Information4150.7%$19,7560.7%$47,605
  Manufacturing4,4747.4%$290,77110.7%$64,991
  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*
Government11,42919.0%$593,23021.8%$51,906

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
Single-Family6894.4%74.2%$14,830$4,038,599
2-Family45.6%2.0%375$62,844
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

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Albany1,9771.7%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6651.4%
Eaton1,7411.5%
Gaston8590.7%
Muncie68,62559.6%
Selma8350.7%
Yorktown11,1999.7%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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