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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 (2014 population: 70,211)

Population per Square Mile: 298.58

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,483,797
Today (2014)117,074141.8%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.5%43 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-39886 -7,849
Net International Migration13214 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)67410.3%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,978175.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)16,1991613.8%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)23,491720.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)25,1361721.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,5661623.5%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)18,7041316.0%14.3%
Median Age35.0  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone318210.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,443161.2%2.0%
Black Alone8,342137.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70140.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,504132.1%1.9%
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 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)46,32514100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,7131714.5%19.8%
Married Without Children13,4981429.1%30.1%
Single Parents4,311129.3%9.8%
Living Alone13,4781229.1%27.7%

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 2014 (estimate)52,51214100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)52,26314100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2013)$89,60074  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2013)$52829  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 16,444151.5%1,130,285
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)71,150161.7%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher86.9%38 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree22.5%16 23.2%

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 2014$31,9338280.7%39,578
Median Household Income in 201337,1169178.1%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201323.0%3145.6%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1827.8%12126.9%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2014188102.0%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 201419,64282.2%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20148,168151.6%514,128

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, 20131,277161.5%83,115
Births to Teens, 2013133102.0%6,810
Deaths, 20131,220112.0%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force53,717151.7%3,230,540
Annual Unemployment Rate7.114118.3%6.0
October 2015 Unemployment Rate4.914116.7%4.2

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
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,6467.9%$80,4763.2%$17,322
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9311.6%$11,5240.5%$12,378
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,01915.4%$481,97219.0%$53,440
  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*

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed98100.0%100.0%$15,776$3,222,176
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family4444.9%28.7%$5,100$415,155

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 2014
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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