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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 (2013 population: 70,316)

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, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-18475 -1,515
Net International Migration12714 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)107340.4%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,074175.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)16,4171514.0%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)23,657720.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)25,1731721.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,7511623.6%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)18,4121115.7%13.9%
Median Age34.8  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone322200.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,318151.1%1.9%
Black Alone8,336127.1%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70130.1%0.1%
White105,0281489.4%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups2,410132.1%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic115,0801498.0%93.6%
Hispanic2,404272.0%6.4%

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 2013 (estimate)52,19014100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)52,26314100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,5511556.5%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$89,60074  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,7741032.1%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$52829  

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 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 2013$32,2558383.5%38,622
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 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, 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, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force53,023151.7%3,191,866
Employed48,420151.6%2,947,114
Unemployed4,603141.9%244,752
Annual Unemployment Rate8.718113.0%7.7
February 2015 Unemployment Rate7.21122.0%5.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work59,099100.0%$2,533,636100.0%$42,871
Wage and Salary50,03584.7%$1,772,42070.0%$35,424
Farm Proprietors5661.0%$45,9631.8%$81,207
Nonfarm Proprietors8,49814.4%$234,1309.2%$27,551
Farm6521.1%$48,9241.9%$75,037
Nonfarm58,44798.9%$2,484,71298.1%$42,512
Private47,23379.9%$1,907,84275.3%$40,392
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,6607.9%$76,2173.0%$16,356
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1,0101.7%$11,0160.4%$10,907
  Construction2,4374.1%$99,5503.9%$40,849
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,36915.9%$491,02719.4%$52,410
  Information4440.8%$20,8500.8%$46,959
  Manufacturing4,2497.2%$262,11610.3%$61,689
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6474.5%$164,4276.5%$62,118
  Retail Trade7,45612.6%$201,3367.9%$27,003
  Trans., Warehousing1,5402.6%$78,3763.1%$50,894
  Wholesale Trade1,1892.0%$65,2552.6%$54,882
  Other Private (not above)12,042*20.4%*$426,044*16.8%*$35,380*
Government11,21419.0%$576,87022.8%$51,442

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed284100.0%100.0%$29,030$3,065,788
Single-Family5820.4%67.3%$11,369$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family22679.6%29.6%$17,660$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Albany1,9431.7%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6311.4%
Eaton1,7751.5%
Gaston8630.7%
Muncie70,31659.9%
Selma8580.7%
Yorktown11,2709.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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