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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 (2012 population: 70,087)

Population per Square Mile: 299.63

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,483,797
Today (2013)117,484141.8%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.2%41 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-18475 -1,179
Net International Migration12714 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)107340.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,230175.3%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)16,8401514.3%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)23,734720.2%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,7871721.1%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,7801623.7%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)17,9931115.3%13.6%
Median Age34.5  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone324200.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,263151.1%1.8%
Black Alone8,288117.1%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70120.1%0.1%
White105,0461489.5%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups2,373112.0%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic115,1101498.1%93.7%
Hispanic2,254271.9%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)46,06814100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,9281715.0%20.2%
Married Without Children13,5191429.3%30.1%
Single Parents4,209139.1%9.8%
Living Alone13,5481229.4%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)52,17214100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)52,36414100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,8551557.0%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$90,80074  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,2131031.0%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$52725  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 15,605151.4%1,115,499
Public15,348161.5%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)70,919161.7%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher86%46 87%
with B.A. or higher degree22.2%16 23%

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 2012$32,3187484.8%38,119
Median Household Income in 201237,3399179.5%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201222.4%2144.5%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.5%15119.9%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2013220101.9%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201320,39182.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20138,167151.6%509,427

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, 20111,294161.5%83,750
Births to Teens, 2011138111.7%8,010
Deaths, 20111,201112.1%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force53,023151.7%3,179,935
Employed48,420151.6%2,940,897
Unemployed4,603141.9%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate8.718116.0%7.5
March 2014 Unemployment Rate7.122112.7%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$2,448,740100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,725,27870.5%
Farm Proprietors$33,3501.4%
Nonfarm Proprietors$228,8669.3%
Farm$35,6591.5%
Nonfarm$2,413,08198.5%
Private$1,837,55175.0%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$75,7453.1%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$9,1930.4%
  Construction$97,4684.0%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$484,92419.8%
  Information$20,5690.8%
  Manufacturing$258,98210.6%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$154,4216.3%
  Retail Trade$199,5588.1%
  Trans., Warehousing$61,5802.5%
  Wholesale Trade$65,3792.7%
  Other Private (not above)$395,726*16.2%*
Government$575,53023.5%

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed260100.0%100.0%$17,915$2,349,911
Single-Family4416.9%73.4%$7,535$2,063,972
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family21683.1%23.1%$10,380$246,728

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 2012
Percent of County
Albany1,9461.7%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6361.4%
Eaton1,7861.5%
Gaston8690.7%
Muncie70,08759.7%
Selma8600.7%
Yorktown9,3828.0%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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