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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 (2015 population: 70,087)

Population per Square Mile: 298.02

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,484,192
Today (2015)116,852141.8%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.7%44 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-64384 -14,881
Net International Migration18913 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)117310.5%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,096175.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)16,0131613.7%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)23,395720.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,9861721.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,4151623.5%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)18,9471316.2%14.6%
Median Age34.9  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone315210.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,537161.3%2.1%
Black Alone8,438137.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone74130.1%0.1%
White103,8951488.9%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups2,593132.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic114,3231497.8%93.3%
Hispanic2,529272.2%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)46,23914100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,3241913.7%19.4%
Married Without Children13,4751429.1%30.1%
Single Parents4,434129.6%9.9%
Living Alone13,6421229.5%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)52,48914100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)52,35214100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,3231556.0%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$88,30077  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,9161032.3%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$54128  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 15,988151.4%1,108,151
Public15,768151.5%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)71,189161.7%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher88%31 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree23.3%16 23.6%

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 2014$31,9338280.7%39,578
Median Household Income in 201439,4499179.9%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201422.2%2146.1%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.1%14123.1%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2015174102.1%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 201518,27482.3%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20168,341141.7%504,539

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, 20141,231171.5%84,080
Births to Teens, 2014111121.8%6,277
Deaths, 20141,234102.0%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force54,475151.7%3,265,761
Employed51,388151.7%3,109,217
Unemployed3,087142.0%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate5.716118.7%4.8
August 2016 Unemployment Rate5.610121.7%4.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work58,603100.0%$2,542,700100.0%$43,389
Wage and Salary49,74384.9%$1,818,46371.5%$36,557
Farm Proprietors5440.9%$14,9580.6%$27,496
Nonfarm Proprietors8,31614.2%$220,9708.7%$26,572
Farm6561.1%$19,2730.8%$29,380
Nonfarm57,94798.9%$2,523,42799.2%$43,547
Private46,72779.7%$1,944,69276.5%$41,618
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,6467.9%$80,4763.2%$17,322
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9311.6%$11,5240.5%$12,378
  Construction2,4634.2%$104,0434.1%$42,242
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,01915.4%$481,97219.0%$53,440
  Information4480.8%$21,9280.9%$48,946
  Manufacturing4,2977.3%$271,58210.7%$63,203
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6374.5%$158,4016.2%$60,069
  Retail Trade7,47312.8%$208,9848.2%$27,965
  Trans., Warehousing1,5542.7%$79,9163.1%$51,426
  Wholesale Trade1,1812.0%$69,7332.7%$59,046
  Other Private (not above)11,877*20.3%*$446,018*17.5%*$37,553*
Government11,22019.1%$578,73522.8%$51,581

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed46100.0%100.0%$10,089$3,737,044
Single-Family46100.0%68.4%$10,089$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Albany1,9211.6%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6081.4%
Eaton1,7481.5%
Gaston8650.7%
Muncie70,08760.0%
Selma8440.7%
Yorktown11,2319.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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