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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 2015$32,8968678.4%41,940
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
October 2016 Unemployment Rate4.611117.9%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work59,248100.0%$2,568,910100.0%$43,359
Wage and Salary50,54485.3%$1,896,87873.8%$37,529
Farm Proprietors5350.9%$-11,840-0.5%$-22,131
Nonfarm Proprietors8,16913.8%$185,6937.2%$22,731
Farm6371.1%$-8,216-0.3%$-12,898
Nonfarm58,61198.9%$2,577,126100.3%$43,970
Private47,38980.0%$1,990,76277.5%$42,009
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,8258.1%$87,2823.4%$18,090
  Arts, Ent., Recreation8801.5%$11,7210.5%$13,319
  Construction2,3774.0%$116,7934.5%$49,135
  Health Care, Social Serv.8,85114.9%$490,31219.1%$55,396
  Information4390.7%$20,3670.8%$46,394
  Manufacturing4,4867.6%$282,15711.0%$62,897
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6644.5%$128,2605.0%$48,146
  Retail Trade7,39012.5%$207,3818.1%$28,062
  Trans., Warehousing1,5672.6%$84,4093.3%$53,867
  Wholesale Trade1,1762.0%$71,7272.8%$60,992
  Other Private (not above)12,573*21.2%*$486,396*18.9%*$38,686*
Government11,22218.9%$586,36422.8%$52,251

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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